FrontRunners: Super Size

<< Back to Robb Report, May 2013

    A Bugatti Type 46 that sold at auction last spring in Florida for just over $1 million will be back on the block May 25 in Italy. The 1930 “Petit Royale”—as the Type 46 is called, because it looks like a smaller version of the massive Type 41 Royale—will be among roughly 40 collector cars offered during RM Auctions’ Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este sale (www.rmauctions.com) in Cernobbio, Italy. Bugatti chassis number 46208 is equipped with its original engine and cloaked in a re-creation of the Superprofile coupe body designed by Jean Bugatti, the son of the company’s founder, Ettore Bugatti.

    Photo by Patrick Ernzen/RM Sotheby's
    RM Sotheby’s has assembled a special sale of approximately 30 postwar sports cars dubbed the...
    Photo by Gerald Farber Photography
    The pebble beach Concours d’Elegance and the surrounding four days of automotive auctions (...
    Ferrari 488 Spider front quarter panel view
    The $275,000 open-air roadster can lower its top in 14 seconds and hit 62 mph in 3 seconds…
    Photo by Basem Wasef
    The new edition features a striking monochromatic color scheme and carbon fiber accents…
    A half-century after its historic victory in Europe, Shelby’s iconic racer returns to celebrate…
    Today’s german auto museums are much more than vaults filled with old cars: They are structural...
    Battery pack improvements give the car the ability to go from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds…
    Classic Ferraris and Porsches will be on display in all of their glory…
    In addition to the Ferraris, rare cars from DuPont and Carrozzeria Touring will also be spotlighted…
    The Porsche Cayman GTS is a serious sports car with a long, low profile...