The sale of the Bugatti factory in 1940 resulted in the discovery of several Bugatti family horse-drawn carts. This one was used in the heyday of Bugatti production pre-WWII.
Following the sale of the Bugatti factory there were many leftover parts that were also made available for sale. Several Bugatti historians and enthusiasts were excited to acquire pieces of the honored marque. Bugatti collector and historian, Uwe Hucke, had the opportunity to access the collection of cast off parts in which he discovered this cart.
The cart is from the 1930s, a busy time in the history of Bugatti, which included a possible relocation from Molsheim to Belgium. Ettore had been in Belgium with King Leopold when he learned of his son Jean’s death. It is thought that Ettore hoped to foster ties with the King in order to assist with any relocation plans.
This piece is intriguing because it comes from a fascinating and tragic time in Bugatti history. The Mullin Automotive Museum acquired this cart from the descendants of Uwe Hucke, Renate Monika and Angela Monika in 2010.
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