This Bugatti from the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, CA., has such a different look and coach work from what you normally see on so many of these fine cars, we found it quite interesting and decided to share it with you. It is part of The Schlumpf Reserve Collection, which Peter Mullin purchased most of in 2008. The Schlumpf collection along with the John Shakespeare collection, that this car was in when the Shlumpf’s bought it in its entirety, are both a story in themselves. To learn more about this fascinating story, read an excellent Sports Car Digest post by Leigh Dorrington.
This Bugatti, chassis 40485, was delivered with an enclosed body by Gangloff to the original owner. A later owner in the 1930’s had that body converted into a “break de chasse” or “shooting break,” which many times was used for hunting. This car, along with the other cars acquired from the Schlumpf Reserve Collection, have been left in their current condition by the Mr. Mullin to provide an authentic record for future car lovers.