80 Years of Bugatti

      Photographed at Australia's National Motor Museum, Birdwood, South Australia

      2y ago


      It's rare to have an opportunity to photograph even one Bugatti, but when an opportunity to photograph a legendary Bugatti from the 1920's alongside a modern Veyron - who could resist?

      Paying due respect to a much older lady, let's have a look at the 1927 Type 35B first.

      This 35B is a reconstruction, using parts from an original car, but includes some unobtainable parts which had to be reconstructed.

      It features external Brake and Gear Levers, inswept rear springs and one piece cast alloy wheels and drum centres.

      Power comes from a 2.3 Litre straight 8, with a roots-type supercharger. Gearbox is 4-speed.

      Bugatti won over a thousand races between 1924 and 1930 with cars like this.

      Famous victories include Monaco and the French Grand Prix of 1929, both won by a Type 35B.

      And now let's take a better look at the Veyron. This is a 2008 model, imported from the U.S. I have photographed this car before if you care to look through my older posts for more Bugatti Goodness.

      Veyrons were never sold in Australia, and do not meet local ADR's (or have never been tested, more likely). Who wants to stick a veyron into a wall for crash testing?

      This is a Veyron EB 16.4, built in 2008.

      Power is from an 8-Litre W-16, with Quad Turbos. Output is a modest 1001 hp (736kW)

      The gearbox is a 7-speed Direct-speed.

      Top speed is 407 km/h. Yep.

      0-100 km/h is attained in 2.5 seconds. Fuel is consumed at the rate of 41.9 Litres/100 km. Yep.

      And now the family pictures :)

      Ironically, the 1927 Bugatti can be registered and driven in Australia :)

      Which Bugatti floats your boat?

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      Comments (26)

      • Both float my boat well above the water

          2 years ago
      • Cool post. Obviously know your stuff. Bugatti’s older models really interest me but i don’t know much about them. Great post and great pics 👌🏾🤙🏾👍🏾

          2 years ago
        • Cheers Davyn! Like I mentioned in another comment I got really interested in the Bugattis when I visited Schlumpf, it was a moving experience...

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            2 years ago
        • I'ma check this out also!

            2 years ago
      • That '27 is beautiful, reconstruction or not!

          2 years ago
        • It's an ACCURATE reconstruction, evidently :) Certainly looks identical to others I've seen overseas.

            2 years ago
        • Reconstructions are different to replicas, I keep telling myself.

            2 years ago
      • Awesome post! I absolutely love every bit of it! Excellent post thank you so much!😁

          2 years ago
        • Glad you enjoyed the article, and thanks for the kind words Stacie, really appreciate it!

            2 years ago
      • Agreed

          2 years ago
        • Ignoring the values, I'd rather have the '27.. At least you could drive it!

            2 years ago


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