This photograph was taken on the Exchange Station car park in June 1990 at the start of the Manchester to Blackpool Veteran and Vintage Car Run organised by the Lancashire Automobile Club.
It's a Bugatti Type 44, chassis number 441131, and the programme of the event had this to say about the car:
128 1929 Bugatti Type 44
8 cylinder 24 hp
(David Tonge, Heaton Grange)
One of Ettore Bugatti's more civilised designs,
according to Mr Tonge. It was certainly
immensely smooth, sleek and powerful for its