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Lot 1907 (The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction, 19th July 2019)

BUGATTI INTEREST - EARLY 20TH CENTURY REPLICA VICTOR LUDORUM CHALLENGE TROPHY AWARDED TO A. BARON

Sold for £1,000


Condition report


  • In fair condition, some signs of wear consistent with age, minor scratches and small dings visible, some residue present from cleaning

  • Some wear and minor paint loss visible to the base 

  • Overall measures 10.3cm x 5cm (car itself measures 9cm x 3.6cm)

  • Additional photographs added

 

BUGATTI INTEREST - EARLY 20TH CENTURY REPLICA VICTOR LUDORUM CHALLENGE TROPHY AWARDED TO A. BARON,
modelled as a white metal motor car, on stepped stained wood base, with white metal plaque inscribed '( REPLICA' ) VICTOR LUDORUM CHALLENGE TROPHY 1939 - A. BARON', approximately 10.5cm long

Note: The Victor Ludorum Trophy is the principal trophy given by the Bugatti Owner's Club. As the Second World War approached, Arthur Baron was leading the Victor Ludorum with 41 marks, up to and including the Prescott International Meeting on July 30th 1939. This was the last competitive meeting at Prescott before the outbreak of WWII, the later September meeting cancelled. This award would have been given to Baron at the Club’s Annual Dinner, however with the outbreak of war, it is likely that this was held over until the Club’s tenth annual Dinner, held at Claridges on 7 December 1945. Whilst the main trophy is retained by the Club, award recipients receive a replica to keep. Arthur won the Victor Ludorum partnership with his engineer brother, Len Baron. Len inherited this keepsake upon the death of his brother, who subsequently bequeathed the trophy to the vendor.

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