Rare Ettore Bugatti-Designed You-You Boat @ Goodings

Rare Ettore Bugatti-Designed You-You Boat @ Goodings

FROM THE MULLIN COLLECTION AUCTION  -  C. 1946 BUGATTI TYPE 75 YOU-YOU BOAT, SERIAL NO. 121


Rare Surviving Example of the Ettore Bugatti-Designed You-You Boat
Featured in the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Exhibit The Art of Bugatti
Among the Most Desirable and Unusual Pieces of Bugattiana

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000| Without Reserve

 
The Type 75 You-You Boat was designed by Ettore Bugatti and built in his Maisons-Laffitte shipyard after WWII, but production soon ended with his death in 1947. It is believed that fewer than 30 examples were built, all in incomplete form, but only a small percentage of these still exist. The only You-You that is known to have had an engine fitted, a cutaway version of the boat intended for promotion, is now held in the ex-Schlumpf collection in Mulhouse, France. Designed in three different lengths, all Bugatti You-You Boats feature a distinctive backbone structure, bench seating, and elegant copper-riveted planking.


Among the few surviving examples of this rare breed, the 3.3-meter Bugatti You-You Boat offered here is stamped with serial no. 121 (numbering started at 101). Restored under the Mullin Collection’s ownership, this remarkable You-You Boat was displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum’s exhibit, The Art of Bugatti.


THE AUCTION
Friday, April 26 at 9:30am PDT
Mullin Automotive Museum
1421 Emerson Ave
Oxnard California US


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