Chassis number 41 131
1933, Limousine, by Park, Ward & Co.
This is probably the last Royale chassis to be bodied - the last virgin one. It was ordered by Captain C. W. Foster, Britain, and in June 1933 it was delivered to Park, Ward & Co., Ltd., of London for the fitting of an immense seven-passanger, seven-window, partitioned limousine body. This is the only Royal body, out of eleven, with side-mounted spare wheels.
1933 Limousine, by Park, Ward & Co., at the six Royales
gathering at Pebble Beach in 1985.
Photo: David Sisson, Reference
In 1946 Foster sold it to Jack Lemon Burton, who had earlier owned the Esders Royale roadster. In 1956 he in turn sold it to John Shakespear, Centralia, Illinois, whos Bugatti collection ultimately counted 30 Bugattis, the second largest collection, after the Schlumpf Collection, who finally bought the collection in 1964 or 66.
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