I have no recollection of being consulted by a Mr. Rollo Martin, but I do know that the Bugatti owned by Aldous Huxley was a Type 44, Chassis 44807, and that the BOC published a charming letter I had had from him on this subject in Bugantics for 25-4-1962. “I was too blind to drive a car”, he wrote, “and it was she (his wife) who took it screaming on 2nd at 50 m.p.h. over the Alps and Apennines—Bugatti himself even asked her to drive the car in a road race—but I’m rather glad to say that she decided against it . . . How sad that the marvellous machines should now be things of the past”.
And while writing of such matters, may I record once more that the car which killed Isadora Duncan was not a Bugatti but an Amilcar, driven by a sometime race-driver Benoit (Falchetto)?
London, W2, H.G. Conway