The Type 13 Brescia Bugatti is one of the most Bugatti looking cars produced by the marque in the early days of the brand, it originally designed in 1914 for auto racing but the outbreak of WWI led to production being shut down until 1920.
The Bugatti type 105 was the last attempt to restart the company by Roland Bugatti and its road cars. An attempt to create the first digital super car, it featured extensive computer assists and software to keep the car in control.
Jean Bugatti was the 3rd child of Bugatti founder Ettore, he was arguably the most talented of Ettore’s children and he went on the design the Bugatti Types 50, 55 and the infamous Type 57 Atlantic.
Collectibles like this tend to climb slowly in value over time, not to mention the fact that they look phenomenal hanging up in your garage or office.
The barn find is a dream held by many, some men spend their entire lives driving around the country, visiting old widows and creaking open doors to long forgotten garages in the hope that as their eyes adjust to the darkness, they’ll see something just like this.
There’s something about the grill of the old Bugattis that gets me everytime. They’re just beautiful.
Bill Milliken is an astonishingly talented engineer, by the age of 19 he had already designed, built, flown and crashed his own aircraft, his fascination for machinery continued right through to the current day – he’s still alive and kicking at the age of 100.
Englishman Raymond Mays was an avid racer and through a deal with a Bugatti importer he managed to finagle himself a Type 13 to go racing in….
The Bugatti Royale was designed and built by Ettore Bugatti with the sole purpose of being sold exclusively to royalty, unfortunately it was produced at the time of the onset of The Great Depression and as a result only 6 of the planned 25 cars were made, none of which were sold to royals.
Swiss coachbuilder Worblaufen was responsible for some truly remarkable auto designs between 1929 and 1958. The Bugatti Type 57 pictured above and below is a fine example of Worblaufen’s work and it’s also quite possibly they’re most famous project.
The Bugatti name is quite possibly the most respected brand in automotive history, there aren’t that many original Bugattis in private hands and it’s fairly rare to see one on the auction block, especially a T54.