1934 Bugatti Type 59

    Photographed in November 2018 at Richmonds, South Australia

    A few weeks ago I posted an article on two gorgeous Bugattis.

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    The older car was a Recreation - a car built in later years using genuine parts, and fabricating unobtanium ones where necessary.

    This car is also a recreation, based on a model which was the final car in a series of legendary race cars which were more often than not driven to the track, raced, then driven home again.

    Compared to the Type 35 in the other piece, the engine in the Type 59 is lower, reducing the centre of gravity and improving handling characteristics.

    The engine was larger, a 3.3 Litre straight-eight with 250hp.

    Only 8 Type 59's were made, but spare parts were plentiful, hence the opportunity to later bring them together and build these very accurate recreations.

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