Saturday, February 14, 2009

One sold, one returned

Previously I scribbled about the fates of two different “Rare Byrds,” two valuable classic cars... As the 1937 Bugatti Type 57 has just been sold in Gay Paree... While the second vehicle awaits a hoped for similar fate, now that the current Seattle owner has agreed to ship the 1919 Turcat-Mery roadster back to France, since its Government had declared it a national treasure back in 1991.

As part of the settlement reached, Mr. Charles Morse (70yrs old) has agreed to ship the Turcat-Mery to France where he will either store the car permanently or hopefully sell it to another buyer under the condition that it remains in France, as Morse is hoping to recoup his $1m investment...