Jay Leno Drives the World's Oldest Bugatti

A collector’s dream.

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For the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the legendary comedian and late-night host hits the road to take the world’s oldest Bugatti for a spin.

The property of pre-World War I vehicle enthusiast Alan Travis, the 1913 Bugatti Type 22 is about as rare as they get when it comes to collectible vehicles and is one of the first built by Ettore Bugatti. “It’s the same model as the Type 22 that they made in the late 20s,” Travis tells Leno. “This is a very, very early one, but this is a pre-production one… this was one of the very few Bugattis made in Germany.” Leno had previously seen the car at a “Cars and Coffee” meet-up he regularly attends. After picking up his Type 22 while it was in less-than-satisfactory condition, Travis had to invest about 1,800 hours — and quite some cash — restoring the vehicle and replacing every single part.

You can check out the entire 1913 Bugatti Type 22 episode of Jay Leno’s Garage above.

For other unique collector’s item from Bugatti’s history, check out this ultra rare 1993 EB 110 Super Sport prototype.

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