Do you know who Ettore Bugatti is? The last name is a dead giveaway, isn’t it? Yeah, he is the founder of Bugatti but we are not here about to discuss his love for cars; we are going to talk about his love for…pasta! There’s been no error in reading, the man loved pasta so much that on being informed he can’t have any as the machine conked off, he built a pasta machine himself. That’s expected of a man well-known in his time as a gourmand with impeccable table manners and a great love for freshly made pasta. He developed a cast aluminum alloy casing with a Bugatti steering wheel in place of the traditional hand crank. This was all pulled off at the Bugatti factory by the same men who make the iconic cars. Why are we telling you this? After all this time, the machine stands tall and is now coming up for sale with Bonhams at the Amelia Island Auction on the 5th of March with an estimated value of between $5,000 to $10,000 USD.
Ettore Bugatti’s personal pasta machine comes with three pasta dies and ended his pasta perils forever. It measures 17 inches long x 7 inches wide x 10 inches high not including the wheel. Any pasta-lovers intrigued by this story and the contraption?