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  • An archeological find of some magnitude went under the hammer on January 23, , when a rusted Bugatti Type 22 Brescia that had.

    From about until , a custom built, vintage Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster sat at the bottom of Lake Maggiore on the border of.

    A VINTAGE Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster was recovered from the bottom of Lake Maggiore on the border of Switzerland and Italy in.

    Bugatti in lake

    Bugatti in lake

    The faded grandeur of great pre-war cars suffering certain indignities is another. Auto Shows Auto Shows Paris. No matter how it came about, the Swiss officials simply rolled the vehicle into the lake where it sank to the bottom. Tighter and more European.

    Bugatti in lake

    Bugatti in lake

    Bugatti in lake

    Bugatti in lake

    Bugatti in lake

    An archeological find of some magnitude went under the hammer on January 23, , when a rusted Bugatti Type 22 Brescia that had spent the last three quarters of a century at the bottom of a lake in North Italy was auctioned. When found and raised, it validated a legend that had circulated for 70 years.

    Mercifully, it will not be restored, but will live on in the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California in its partially reclaimed glory as living proof of the craftsmanship of the era in general, and the Bugatti marque in particular.

    Bugatti in lake

    The underbidder, an American, had intended to restore the car. The car was raised from the floor of Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy last July, where it had been more than 50 meters below the surface, for over 70 years. The story of the majestic two-seater began in April when it was delivered new to an architect living in Nancy, France. Three years later, the owner moved to Switzerland, taking his Bugatti with him, but he failed to pay the import duty on the car.

    On leaving Switzerland, the Frenchman left the car to his Swiss hosts in Tessin. In its new owners, fearing that they may be fined for failing to pay the hefty import duty, dumped the car in the lake.

    Bugatti in lake

    It hence became one of those urban legends. Some believed it to be true, that such a car had been dumped in the lake, but most did not. Rumours circulated for seven decades of a pristine Bugatti being at the bottom of the Lake, before members of the Centro Sport Subacquei Salvataggio Ascona located the year-old Bugatti and brought it to the surface on July Considering it has been sub merged for nearly three quarters of a century, the car was in remarkable condition.

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