I see now you beat me to the reply. There are a few actual Bugatti (Ettore) designed frames about, I found some photos by Googling once. Moultonesque bird cage/space frame design if I recall correctly.
Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA USA
On 10/18/06, The Maaslands <TheMaaslands@comcast.net> wrote:
> Regarding the outed Bugatti:
> The bike is strictly a dolled up gas-pipe frame, as a complete bike it
> is undoubtedly worth less than the parts. So to assign a value I would
> suggest that it is only worth as much as the parts minus the work needed
> to take them off.
> Ettore Bugatti was Italian and did indeed undergo his apprenticeship in
> the bicycle business, at Prinetti & Stucchi. Being an eclectic designer,
> he may have built a few bikes here and there, but this was never a major
> part of his company's industrial production.
> The family name Bugatti is quite common in Italy, so it is not at all
> unusual to have somebody by that name give it to a line of bikes made
> for them. In my eyes, the auction bike looks very similar to some
> Garlatti bikes that I have seen.
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ