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Bugatti Type 35 - 1924-1930
Like homo sapiens from neanderthal man, the bugatti type 35 evolved from the type 30, its less highly-evolved ancestor, into an elegant, sophisticated and reliable racing machine.
Top speed of over 100 mph
engine typedrivetrain: Overhead-cam, in-line 8
displacement 1,991 cc power rating 90 hp transmission 4-speed + reverse
chassis: 4-wheel cable-operated brakes; Aluminum alloy wheels cast in unit with brake drums; 1,672 lbs.
No excuses engines
introduced in 1924 at the first european grand prix race in lyon, france, the type 35 was an instant winner. Its eight-cylinder, two-liter, water-cooled powerplant, eventually super-charged in a 1.5-liter 35b version, was unlike almost any other of its time. Ettore bugattis expert machining had an amazing result: No gaskets separated the beautiful metal engine components. Each engine had to be handmade and assembled and perfect. The bugatti raced in the grueling 335 mile cross-country targa florio series around sicily with both men and women in the cockpit and dominated the course from 1925 to 1929.
a taste of honey
from the side, the type 35 looked like a bee, with its spindly outboard gearshift and solitary tail pipe, a stinger set just behind the aluminum alloy rims of the rear wheels. With its supercharged engine and unusual design, the
type 35 was frances fastest and most famous killer bee.
The 1924 bugatti type 35 was one of the most successful cars in racing history. Us world debut also marked its first victory
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