Incredibly rare Italian two-seater set to breach £1,100,000-mark at Bonhams auction
A 1954 Bugatti 101 once belonging to Nicholas Cage will go up for auction this month. One of only six ever built and the only one featuring Antem designed coachwork, theis supercharged-101 was purchased by actor Cage shortly after his role as a car thief in Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000).
The car will go across the auction block at Bonhams Chantilly sale in France, where It is expected to fetch between €1,500,000–€1,800,000.
In 1951 it was announced that the Bugatti factory intended to produce just 50 cars for delivery in July 1952. In the event, Bugatti's other interests took precedence over the revived road car project and only six Type 101s were completed, making it one of the marque’s rarest models.
Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring, said: ‘The 101 offered is one of just six 101s built, and the only one featuring this particular design of unique coupé coachwork by Antem. It’s exceptionally stylish, with a beautiful black over red colour combination, which is reflected in its vibrant red leather interior.
The car will go up for sale at Bonhams inaugural Chantilly auction in France, on September 5.