General Information: The Bugatti was the 7th of
13 Standard Large Automobiles Daum produced for general distribution.
This model is based on the 1931 Bugatti Roadster created by Jean
Bugatti. This Daum piece was designed by Xavier Froissart.
I have now verified the actual edition size of the Bugatti 55 Roadster,
with some help from people in high places! 1418 Bugatti's were actually
produced and sold by Daum. This number does not include any factory
2nds or unfinished models such as discussed below.
I have discovered there are variations of this Auto in existance.
The first variation is relatively small. See the front bumper and
dash variation pictures below. The left car
in both cases has more frosted areas than the right car. I believe
the left car is an earlier production car than the right car. The
left car has the front bumper frosted, and the left side of the dashboard
frosted, while the right car does not. I do not know if this was
mistake, or if it was a conscious decision to not frost these areas.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
The second variation car is much more drastic. It is entirely clear
with no frosted areas, and no Daum Signature at all! See the clear
variation pictures below. This may have been in the same catagory
as my Range Rover, a QC reject that
was then purchased by a Daum Employee. Thanks to Eric Hymas for pictures
of this car. Eric says the glass quality does not seem quite as good
as his finished Daum Bugatti.