The Bugatti in question is a Type 57 Cabriolet by Gangloff of Colmar, the 1939 Geneva Motor Show car and the company demonstrator of racing legend Jean-Pierre Wimille. Chassis 5773 is a Bugatti of exceptional provenance according to experts, a rarefied breed that will certainly sell for big bucks.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though, considering that the Quattroruote Collection also includes a 1914 Benz 8/20 HP Tourer, 1902 De Dion-Bouton K1 Chassis, 1962 Fiat 1101A Campagnola, 1930 Fiat 525 N Spider by Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat, 1942 Ford GPW Military Jeep, 1930 Hispano-Suiza H6B Coupé Chauffeur by Binder, as well as a 1922 Lancia Lambda 1st Series Torpedo.
Some of the weirder lots come in the form of an 1800 Simonetti Sleigh, 1890 Ferrari e Corsaniga Open Phaeton, and an 1879 Singer Racing Bicycle. As you can tell by now, Mazzocchi was a man of great taste. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have collected so many exquisite cars and quirky bicycles of European and American origin throughout his life. All Quattroruote Collection lots can be viewed and reviewed at this link.