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Bugatti Type 46 (1986)

Napoleon Coupé Recreation

EUR 755,524JPY 90,504,225BGN 1,477,654CZK 19,334,616DKK 5,645,653GBP 650,000HUF 252,911,672PLN 3,239,234RON 3,598,788SEK 8,110,777CHF 823,068ISK 104,035,660NOK 7,660,258HRK 5,622,232RUB 53,502,359TRY 4,783,676AUD 1,218,434BRL 3,476,695CAD 1,102,461CNY 5,838,765HKD 6,512,919IDR 11,727,810,792ILS 2,907,408INR 59,927,411KRW 973,228,292MXN 16,147,286MYR 3,453,727NZD 1,301,617PHP 42,328,234SGD 1,133,286THB 25,141,573ZAR 12,423,913

Offered for: GBP 650,000

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  • Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars
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Request for Bugatti Type 46 (1986) | Vehicle-ID: 178048

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  • Vehicle data
  • Description
  • Condition
  • Make Bugatti
  • Model Type 46
  • Model name Type 46
  • Series n.a.
  • Year of manufacture 1986
  • Chassis number 46065
  • Gearbox number n.a.
  • Report n.a.
  • Condition category Recreation
  • Mileage (read) n.a.
  • Previous owners n.a.
  • First registration n.a.
  • Engine number n.a.
  • Matching numbers n.a.

Technical details

  • Body style Saloon
  • Power (kw/hp) 103/140
  • Cubic capacity (ccm) 5,359
  • Cylinders 8
  • Doors 4
  • Steering Right (RHD)
  • Transmission Manual
  • Gears n.a.
  • Drive Rear
  • Front Brake n.a.
  • Rear Brake n.a.
  • Fuel Petrol

Individual configuration

  • Exterior colour Others
  • Manufacturer colour name -
  • Sunroof No
  • Folding roof No
  • Power Assisted Steering No
  • Central locking No
  • Electric windows No
  • Interior colour Others
  • Interior material Others
  • Electric heated seats No
  • Air conditioning No
  • ABS No
  • Airbag No
  • Cruise control No

1930 Bugatti Type 46 Napoleon Coupé
Chassis number: 46065
Registration number: DC110-PX
Engine No. 47 (From Chassis 46166)
Re-Constructed in the late 1970's & Early 1980's from the remains of a type 46 Chassis found near Toulouse & an original type 46 engine from a car destroyed during the war in the Voseges region.
The car was a labor of love for the builder taking 10 years & over 4000 man hours to complete along with various specialists being enlisted to help. The Body, a .87 scale of the Coupe Napoleon Royale was made by Fred Peppiatt & UK based Stephen Langton. Templates were taken from the original Royale & scaled down to fit the shorted wheelbase of the type 46.
Numerous parts were sand cast from scratch as exact copies of the originals. The radiator carries at its base the name of the craftsman who made it "Lebret bodybuilder from Forges-les-Eaux" in France as an exact copy fabriacted from original drawings. The famous Bugatti light alloy wheels were moulded in Suresnes from an existing set in Grenoble that served as a model, to a diameter of 0.845m, including tyres.
The Smith-Barriquand carburetor heater ball, a very delicate piece, was missing & had to be specially moulded and machined from scratch. The exhaust pipes were fabricated coated, inside, with heat resistant material and enamelled in an oven, in the Lyons region.
The blue and black bodywork is entirely aluminum on wood frame. The passenger compartment features a faithful copy of the cabinetry of the Royale coupe with clock and speedometer in a fruit wood dash board. The front seats and panels are black leather with blue velvet to the rear quarters. Paintwork was applied in two tone with no less then 12 coats to achieve the deep lustre the car exhibits.
This beautiful Type 46 reconstrauction made its first runs at the end of 1986 before being exhibited at the "Auto Festival" the same year. The "Auto Retro" magazine of October 1987 highlights the car in a 6-page article. The English magazine "The Automobile" used the car for its front cover and two long articles reported by the journalist Toby Ross in December 1987 and January 1988.
Avialble now, the car is in perfect running condition & indeed was driven to & won its class at the 2019 Schloss Schwetzingen Concours D'Elegance in Germany.

Optional equipment & accessories

  • Rechtslenker

Condition, Registrations & Documents

  • Registered
  • Ready to drive

Vehicle-ID: 178048

Dealer Vehicle-ID: 1780

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