Evaluation: Known ownership from new through many owners in France, Britain and most recently almost 50 years in Belgium. Highly original including the engine. Banged up old paint with sloppy hand touch ups on many scrapes and gouges. Dull road grimy chassis. Tired old upholstery. Just the way a Bugatti should be.
Bottom Line: Over the years Bugattis have been subject to any number of modifications, substitutions, rebuilds and restorations. This Type 35B has fortuitously avoided those experiences and vicissitudes, remaining largely complete and as-built. It was rebuilt from a disassembled mess in the 1960s by Kenneth Neve and it has stayed largely that way ever since, an ideal mount for racing or tours and it needs nothing to be enjoyed. The price it brought in this negotiated post-block transaction is no less than it deserves and the new owner should be eminently happy with the car and the value.