1927 Bugatti Type 35. 8,458 Miles Coast-To-Coast! NO RESERVE. VIDEO.
- Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
- Make: Bugatti
- SubModel: Type 35. 8,458 Miles Coast-To-Coast! NO RESERVE.
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Type 35. 8,458 Miles Coast-To-Coast! NO RESERVE
- Year: 1927
- Mileage: 54,477
- VIN: WA78118416
- Color: Purple
- Engine size: VW 1600cc. 57 HP
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Brown
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: Convertible
1927 Bugatti Type 35. 8,458 Miles Coast-To-Coast! NO RESERVE description
OFFERED AT NO RESERVE.
Listed on behalf of Monte Shelton
Located in PORTLAND, OREGON
This 1927 Bugatti Type 35 Roadster was built in 1995. It is titled and registered as a "1927 BUGATTI" (Not a replica.) In 1998 it was acquired by Alyce Cornyn-Selby, a nationally-known public speaker, author of a dozen books and award-winning script writer and film producer. Upon her purchase, Alyce painted the Roadster her trademark purple color (60's Mopar "Plum Crazy") with bright red wheels.
Following the events of September 11, 2001, Alyce was determined to see the United States from coast-to-coast in her Roadster; her goal being to drive from Pacific City, Oregon to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Before setting out on the adventure, the car was completely refreshed mechanically, with the installation of a beefier, fully rebuilt VW 1600 cc engine, along with other items to make it capable of long-distance travel at highway speeds. Some things Alyce did NOT add were a radio, heater, windshield wipers or top. In fact, she dubbed the car "A Seno Scorpeto," which loosely translated from Italian, means "Topless."
On April 4, 2002, 55 year old Alyce set out alone from Pacific City, Oregon in "Seno" and headed east. Through sun, wind, snow and rain she racked up the miles and stories; including being robbed of all of her money, credit cards and car keys in Illinois; chased across Arkansas by a pickup truck; bit by a dog in St. Paul, Minnesota; and after several blown tires, made it to Atlantic City on April 29, 2002. Reporters and news crews had followed her journey, telling of her adventures along the way. Once she met her goal, she decided to make the return trip to Oregon in the car; through Maine, Vermont, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and back to Pacific City, Oregon, where she arrived on June 28, 2002; 8,458 miles from when she left.
Alyce recounted her remarkable 3-month journey including the stories of the sites and people she met along the way through nearly 30 states in her 300 page book, HIT THE ROAD; published in 2003. It became a personal best-seller and in years to come, Alyce was a featured speaker at many automotive events, often bringing "Seno" with her to show the always amazed onlookers.
Alyce Cornyn-Selby passed away recently at age 70. Now her amazing car is being offered here at auction.
"Seno" has been recently mechanically refreshed. It runs and drives great and is a real kick on the road. The VW 1600 engine that was rebuilt just before Alyce's 2002 adventure now has approximately 10,000 miles on it. It runs smoothly with no smoke or unusual noises. Plenty of power. 4-speed manual gearbox. This car has always been maintained by VW/Porshce specialists. The engine is at the rear, with gas tank and battery under the front hood, with extra space for luggage. Hydraulic brakes stop the car smooth and straight. Tires are excellent and wrap the vintage-style, knock-off hub wire wheels. Holds the road very well. The fiberglass body is in very good condition. The paint is also very good. Please see photos. Bicycle-style front fenders turn with the wheels. Nice brown leatherette upholstery with snap-on tonneau cover for storage. Seat belts. All lights work including headlights, tail lights and turn signals.The instruments consist of a simple speedometer. Inverted Model T steering wheel. The gas tank level is checked with a stick - just as Alyce did. This is truly "seat of the pants motoring" at its best!
This is certainly a unique car with a unique story. It could not be duplicated for any price. It's ready for the road now to create new adventures for the new owner.
OFFERED AT NO RESERVE - HIGH BIDDER AT END OF AUCTION WILL GET IT.
(Note: Out of respect to all bidders, please have your finances in order and bid only if you intend to follow through with the purchase. Thank you.)
WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BIDDERS WORLWIDE.
Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!
SEE THE AMAZING VIDEO STORY OF THIS CAR HERE: https://youtu.be/bXzZqAl6nLw
Click images to enlargePayment We gladly sell to buyers WORLDWIDE. Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you. Shipping Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland, Oregon area (Northwest coast of the U.S. between Seattle and San Francisco) with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but the description is based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold "as-is" with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. Mileage of vehicles over 10 years old is considered "exempt" by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms. About Us
Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I personally inspect each vehicle. I take the photographs and videos personally. It allows me to represent the vehicle accurately and answer any questions you may have about it. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. State of Oregon Dealer #DA4114. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Thank you - David CharvetContact Us You may e-mail by asking a question through the eBay site, or call David Charvet at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time.
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