When I talked to Michiganian Gary Kohs at Pebble Beach and he had this old green fastback Bugatti I didn't really believe it was Ettore's personal car but now I believe him. I was just wondering , in Bugatti circles, if it is known how much he paid for it. This was before it was a million dollar car. The car has a great history, involved with the French resistance, etc. In the Bonhams descriptin they detail part of the postwar history as : "Later in 1959 it was sold to American Bugatti enthusiast Lyman Greenlee of Anderson, Indiana. Greenlee treasured this important and highly original Bugatti Type 57, carefully storing, maintaining and rarely using it for the next fourteen years but in 1973 he agreed to sell it to William Howell in Oklahoma City. Greenlee felt Howell, whose mechanic was Stirling Moss's former mechanic Alf Francis, appreciated 57335's unique history, originality and performance and would continue its preservation, reiterating the car's importance in a letter that, part of an extensive documentation file, accompanies the car. The next owner, Gary Kohs of Birmingham, Michigan, passed a similar background check to verify to Howell's satisfaction that he understood and appreciated 57335's significance and would, and could, continue its preservation when it changed hands in 1982. "