Franklin Mint / 1929 Bugatti Royale Type 41, Esders Roadster / FM DISCONTINUED / 1:24th Scale
Two Tone Green
In 1929 noted French clothing manufacturer, Armand Esders, ordered one of the six Type 41 “Royale” chassis ever built by Bugatti. He wanted the long, lean, elegant roadster devoid of headlamps or running lights, claiming that he never drove at night. It was built with a straight eight cylinder engine, pumping out 300 hp, stout for 1929, weighing in at 7,035 pounds. It had a wheelbase of 14' 2".
Introduced by Franklin Mint in June of 1995, this was a triumph in precision modeling that still holds up today. The flow of the sculpted fenders are resplendent in dark green against the lighter green of the classic body. The extremely narrow white pinstripe is flawless on the body and fenders, as is the wider dark green stripe running the long length of the top of the coachwork. Engine wiring is complete behind the vented side hood panels and done beautifully. The wood dashboard is real wood and the inset dials are magnificent. The top material feels real. A very striking piece!
Part #: UW50
Condition: Mint in the box w/ papers. ( Tough to find in this condition with front suspension and steering intact.)
Status: SOLD! Thanks Robert