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this Bugatti brescia was merely a 10 year old used car when it met its fate sometime in the mid 1930s,legend has it that this car was imported to Switzerland without any payment of import tax and it was then abandoned without the tax being paid,the pursuing tax officer was obliged to destroy the vehicle.........by tipping it into a lake,discovered in 1967 it then remained under water until 2009,soon afterwards it went to auction at bonhams and sold for 260,500 euros .
 

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I was watching Jay Leno he said the story was the customs people suspended it by a chain hoping to drag it out after it cooled off but the chain was rusty and snapped hence why it stayed there so long

Its a natural sculpture I like it a lot it is Beautiful some how and would be a sin to tamper with it
 

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The guy was going to display it as is and have a replica made using the identity. Of course then it transpired that the car was already in a collection in japan. The wonderful world of Bugatti! Always some dodgy happening, some one managed to register one of the Argentinian replicas as an original and that kicked of a whole shit storm about what constitutes original as you only need three original components to be recognised to race them etc.
 

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The guy was going to display it as is and have a replica made using the identity. Of course then it transpired that the car was already in a collection in japan. The wonderful world of Bugatti! Always some dodgy happening, some one managed to register one of the Argentinian replicas as an original and that kicked of a whole shit storm about what constitutes original as you only need three original components to be recognised to race them etc.
arent there more "original" blower bently's on road today than bently himself build? 15% more "original" NSU 1200 TTS are registered now than officialy build

if huge money is involved "originals" seem to pop up. not only with cars
 
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