Bugatti type 38




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  • This Type 38A Bugatti, chassis number , features a beautiful art deco Grand Sport body designed by Ettore. This car is one of only 39 Type 38A’s originally delivered with the inline 8 cylinder engine in supercharged form. His last Bugatti was a Type 54 Grand Prix car.

    Bugatti Type 38 Roadster – sold for $, Believed to Have Been Reconnaissance Car for Elizabeth Junek. Formerly Part of.

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    Bugatti type 38

    Bugatti type 38

    Bonhams says that a 'handful' of Type 38s found their way to Australia via the London Bugatti agent. In more recent years, the current owners, the JWR Collection, have restored this car to original factory specifications, both mechanically and cosmetically. The first recorded New Zealand owner was a Mr. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Lavocat and Marsaud Chassis:

    Bugatti type 38

    Bugatti type 38

    Bugatti type 38

    Bugatti type 38

    Bugatti type 38

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    We use cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies. Significantly, Bugatti has a known continuous history from new including a race at Brooklands in the hands of its famous first owner, L. In more recent years, the current owners, the JWR Collection, have restored this car to original factory specifications, both mechanically and cosmetically.

    Their efforts were rewarded when this Type 38A Bugatti received an award in class at Pebble Beach in Great Britain - L. The chassis of our subject car, with supercharged engine , was completed in August with a factory Grand Sport body.

    Bugatti type 38

    August was the final month of production of the Types 38 and 38A. Bugatti remained at the factory for several months before it was ordered by the London Bugatti agent, Colonel Sorel. Sorel sold the car on October 23, to its first owner, L. Bachelier, who registered it with British plate number PG Over the years he owned a total of nine Bugattis beginning with a Type 23 Brescia Bugatti, chassis At one point he owned the ex-Junek Type 35 Grand Prix car, chassis His last Bugatti was a Type 54 Grand Prix car, chassis , which featured the supercharged 4.

    Bachelier famously converted this Type 54 to a road-going sports car by creating a roadster body for it in the style of the Type 55 Jean Bugatti roadsters. The resulting car was a stunning beauty and arguably the fastest road going automobile in Great Britain at the time of its completion in late Unfortunately Bachelier died in June just before the car was finished. This car is universally known as the Bachelier Roadster. It spent many years in the US and was raced on the streets of Watkins Glen in in the capable hands of Hal Ullrich.

    Bugatti type 38

    The Type 38 then went to Child who eventually sold it to B. By this time the chassis had been shortened to convert the car to a two-seater and the engine had been replaced, fortunately with another genuine Bugatti unit, number , ex This engine ran with twin SU carburetors and was not supercharged. Bugatti was then exported to the US, still in its shortened wheelbase form.

    The next owner was Dr. Bennett had an interesting collection of cars and in decided to sell the majority of them at auction with the proceeds going to benefit his alma mater, the Harvard University School of Medicine. At the auction, Bugatti , still in shortened wheelbase form, was acquired by the current owners, the JWR Collection of Pennsylvania. A major restoration of was then commissioned with the intention of bring it back to original factory specifications in all respects. The first priority was to return the original chassis to its correct long wheelbase form.

    Since then this Bugatti Type 38A has attended many meetings and has won numerous concours awards. A total of examples of the Type 38 were produced from to as an 8 cylinder 2 liter model using the engine from the Type 35A Grand Prix car.

    Bugatti type 38

    This engine had three main roller bearings, unusual for Bugatti, but in other respects the engine benefited from all of the classic Bugatti features such as a single overhead camshaft, mono block construction and three valves per cylinder. Toward the end of the production life of the Type 38, the engine was also given a Bugatti Roots type supercharger in order to increase performance.

    In other respects the Type 38A was typical of the classic and much admired Bugatti configuration of the day including the elegant solid front axle with semi-elliptic springs, the rear axle resting on reversed quarter elliptics, and wire wheels all around.

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