Ann from Cincinnati says:

I worked with Jim to buy a Porsche 911 Cabriolet; I’d been looking for a Cabriolet in great condition for about a year and contacted Jim. Working with him via text, email and phone was simple and streamlined plus he’s a very interesting guy who is genuinely passionate about cars and about a straight forward sales process. I’d never purchased a car sight-unseen from an out of state seller — so I had some reservations, however Jim said all the right things, produced all the right support and responded quickly. The entire process took less time than I originally thought it might and the car exceeded my expectations. Thank you again, Ann (Cincinnati, Ohio) 


Jim, it was nice working with you.  I am not sure if I will do anything to the car (1970 GTO), but it really is a lot better car than I thought originally because the price was so good.  I am glad I came to look at it and have my mechanic check it out.  I will keep up with your cars because I still want to add to my collection as I can.  Thank you again.  AB, AL


"I've known Jim Lowrey for almost 30 years and have always respected him as the most knowledgeable and experienced person I knew when it came to cars. Buying cars through Jim has made the process literally a breeze!  Even more important to me than his expertise is his honesty and integrity. I would recommend Jim to anyone wanting to buy or sell a car!"  MG, AL


I have been a hot rod guy since a kid. One car I have always wanted was a 1936 Chevrolet 5 Window Coupe that was ready to go. I found one that was close to my dream car on Classic Car Store’s website. All steel body built from the ground up as a Pro-Touring car and built right. Jim was very helpful, specific and told me the good and bad about the car. I decided to buy it, bought a one-way ticket from Oklahoma to Birmingham, AL. I hoped the car was what it was supposed to be. Jim picked me up at the Airport and took me to the Owner, an elderly gentleman in a small country town. The car was everything represented, much nicer than I expected. After getting the banking handled I made a road trip back home to Oklahoma stopping and seeing a couple of friends on the way back. Not one problem with the car. Overall it was an excellent experience, especially when you are buying a car from photos and getting information from someone you don’t know. If you want a straight shooter when buying a Classic Car, Jim is the man. Thank you, DF-OK

1936 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux

Gullwing Motor Cars
24-30 46th street Astoria
Astoria, NY 11103
United States

1936 bugatti Type 57 Ventoux
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1936 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux
According to Bugatti factory records on file, this Type 57, chassis 57422, was assembled in May 1936 and was fitted with two-door Ventoux coachwork, designed by Jean Bugatti and constructed in-house at the Molsheim works. Originally finished in gray, this body features a striking, avant-garde design characterized by its steeply raked windscreen, flowing lines, and rear-mounted spare. Delivered new to France; documented in the American Bugatti Register. A desirable Second-Series Type 57 with Jean Bugatti-designed Ventoux Coachwork. It retains its original matching numbers engine and original factory data tag. Kept in single family ownership for over 50 years, this is the ideal candidate for restoration or museum display.
Little is known of the Ventouxs earliest history from its delivery to Moreau- Esnault in August 1936 until 1949, when it was in Paris, being serviced by Roger Teillacs Laos Garage for then-owner M. Raleur. In 1954, it was registered to a new Parisian owner and then passed through two subsequent owners before being acquired in 1960 by famed Belgian Bugatti dealer Jean De Dobbeleer. In the mid-1960s, 57422 was sold via Dutch dealer van Ramshorst to Osmo Penttinen of Westminster, Massachusetts. Remarkably, the Bugatti remained. in his familys care for more than five decades before being sold to the previous owner. Throughout this period, the Ventoux was exhibited on just one occasion, at The Boston Cup Classic Car Show in September 2012.

Today, 57422 presents as an exciting discovery among the precious few Type 57 Bugattis that remains in fundamentally original, unrestored condition. As a result of decades spent in storage, rarely seen original details have been preserved, including sections of original paint, glass, carpeting, and upholstery. Significantly, the Bugatti retains its matching-numbers engine (no. 310) per factory records on file, factory data tag, and Ventoux coachwork, which can be seen stamped with body no. 54 in several locations, including the trunk and fender box covers.

With timeless styling and sophisticated engineering, the Type 57 is the ultimate road-going Bugatti and enjoys sought-after status among collectors. Chassis 57422, which features the improved second-series chassis and classic Ventoux bodywork, is among the last unrestored examples of this legendary marque and model. For the collector in search of a time capsule Bugatti, we encourage serious consideration of this captivating and highly original Ventoux.

Moreau-Esnault, France (acquired new in 1936)
M. Raleur, Paris, France (acquired by 1949)
M. Robins (acquired circa late-1950s)
Robert Baer, Geneva, Switzerland (acquired by 1960)
Jean De Dobbeleer, Brussels, Belgium (acquired from the above in 1960)
M. Albatros (acquired from the above in 1960)
Osmo Penttinen and Family, Westminster, Massachusetts (acquired via Van Ramshorst circa mid-1960s)
Previous owner (acquired from the above)

Chassis: 57422
Engine: 310
  • Desirable Second-Series Type 57 with Jean Bugatti-Designed Ventoux Coachwork
  • Delivered New to France; Documented in the American Bugatti Register
  • Retains Matching-Numbers Engine and Original Factory Data Tag
  • Kept in Single Family Ownership for over 50 Years and Largely Unseen
  • An Ideal Candidate for Restoration or Museum Display
Price: $367,500
Peter Kumar
24-30 46th street Astoria
Astoria NY 11103
United States
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