Abandoned Bugatti Auction

A ‘Bugatti’ left in a garage for nine years under bags of rubbish has fetched £270,000 at auction. Its eccentric owner, engineer Alan Riley, bought the car in 1987, convinced it was a real grand prix-winning Bugatti Type 51 and worth up to £2million. The car had been lying there, in a garage in Worcestershire, unused for about nine years during which time it had become blocked in by trees and other debris, all of which had to be removed before the car could be recovered.

A 'Bugatti' left in a garage for nine years under bags of rubbish has fetched £270,000 at auction. Its eccentric owner, engineer Alan Riley, bought the car in 1987, convinced it was a real grand prix-winning Bugatti Type 51 and worth up to £2million. The car had been lying there, in a garage in Worcestershire, unused for about nine years during which time it had become blocked in by trees and other debris, all of which had to be removed before the car could be recovered.

A 'Bugatti' left in a garage for nine years under bags of rubbish has fetched £270,000 at auction. Its eccentric owner, engineer Alan Riley, bought the car in 1987, convinced it was a real grand prix-winning Bugatti Type 51 and worth up to £2million. The car had been lying there, in a garage in Worcestershire, unused for about nine years during which time it had become blocked in by trees and other debris, all of which had to be removed before the car could be recovered.

A 'Bugatti' left in a garage for nine years under bags of rubbish has fetched £270,000 at auction. Its eccentric owner, engineer Alan Riley, bought the car in 1987, convinced it was a real grand prix-winning Bugatti Type 51 and worth up to £2million. The car had been lying there, in a garage in Worcestershire, unused for about nine years during which time it had become blocked in by trees and other debris, all of which had to be removed before the car could be recovered.

A 'Bugatti' left in a garage for nine years under bags of rubbish has fetched £270,000 at auction. Its eccentric owner, engineer Alan Riley, bought the car in 1987, convinced it was a real grand prix-winning Bugatti Type 51 and worth up to £2million. The car had been lying there, in a garage in Worcestershire, unused for about nine years during which time it had become blocked in by trees and other debris, all of which had to be removed before the car could be recovered.