Back in July of last year, we ran a story about an almost century-old Brescia Bugatti being discovered in the bed of the Verbano Lake in Ascona, Switzerland by a diving club that went by the name Centro sport subacquei salvataggio Ascona – or CSSS, if you’re having trouble pronouncing the whole name.

Five months later, parts of the salvaged 1922 Bugatti Brescia Type 22 Roadster have been somewhat restored to its old form and is now being auctioned off by auction house Bonhams for an expected price tag of around $100,000 to $130,000 with the proceeds stemming from the sale to go to a charity that’s involved in curbing youth violence.

While the Brescia still looks a little worse for wear, it is worth pointing out that the car would make for a great exhibit and can maybe even be used as a peg for the creation of a replica. Either way, the six-figure price tag for the artefact seems to be well justified.

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Source: Bonhams

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10 comments:

  (205) posted on 03.31.2011

If only this car is restored well, for sure it will cost freaking million bucks!However, looking at the aesthetic of the car its awesome, typical look of a car during that time. BTW, I didn’t know that Bugatti is currently present during 1920’s! 

  (341) posted on 11.22.2010

wonder what else they can find which is under water, hopefully we will get to see it when its all done up

  (619) posted on 09.21.2010

Nice thing to be collected!

  (939) posted on 03.4.2010

@Nash_blue - well the cash will be given to charity so I think buying it can help a lot of youth.

  (325) posted on 02.15.2010

they should sell it to the national museum, for sure they have the interest to buy it. I’d rather buy a running car than this old rusty and useless bugatti.

  (570) posted on 01.31.2010

f it were cheaper, say something like 5 to 10 grand, I’d probably bid for it. But for a hundred grand? Man I oughta start diving on lakes or something and search for some old school rides that were stuck or something.

  (571) posted on 01.20.2010

Worth for auction, yeah right. And only the wealthy people will notice that worth. I think the car is all good for a museum. But you’re right, they will be useflu in creating replicas.

  (798) posted on 01.13.2010

A car collector will purchase that but the sense of buying that garbage car and eventhough it’s a Bugatti car, you can never use that. So tell me, what’s the sense of buying that rusty and useless car? Also for the price between $100-130K, that seems to be too much for a car like that.

  (89) posted on 01.12.2010

Whoa, Talk about your fixer uppers. The sanding and sheet metal work looks maddening enough.

  (859) posted on 01.11.2010

I think there are no normal person or human will buy this piece of crap, but this is a hit for car collectors and Museums.

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