Bugatti is a world-renowned automaker that has created some of most fantastic vehicles on the planet. With a prestigious history in motorsport, Bugatti is no stranger in building vehicles that perform both on and off the track. While the Veyron is Bugatti’s current model of note, its classics are still highly sought-after – even with six-figure (or more) market values.
So now the opportunity has arrived for a lucky individual to own a Bugatti Type 52 for less than $100,000… well, sort of. Produced between 1927 and 1936, the Type 52 is a miniature version of the Bugatti Type 35 racer that was originally constructed for Ettore Bugatti’s son. It can accommodate kids under the age of 10.
The Type 52 is powered by a single 12-volt electric motor capable of accelerating the vehicle to a top speed of 11 mph. With an extremely high level of detail, this miniature Bugatti mimics the Type 35 racer down to the positive camber in the front axle.
A 1925 Bugatti Type 35 B recently sold at Bonhams for $738,339. In contrast, a Type 52 recently sold for an affordable $44,000, with a 1970s replica (possibly commissioned by the late Bill Harrah) on eBay right now for $24,500.