Edmonds would stay true to his word for the next 35 years. After a sympathetic restoration, the owner of No. 55220 made sure it greeted fans on both genteel lawns and rugged roads alike. This Bugatti took first-in-class honours at Pebble Beach in 1993, and the very next year was run in both the historic Mille Miglia race as well as the International Bugatti Rally. Other appearances followed before the car and its passionate owner both began to slow down in recent years. When the hammer falls at Amelia Island, one can only hope this Type 55’s next caretaker will take possession in the same generous spirit of Dean Edmonds.