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John Z. Goriup

Bugatti Type 59 Gand Prix car

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One of the very last race cars produced by Bugatti, eight of these were built in 1934. Five are believed to have survived. Caught this car during a vintage weekend at Sears Point, where it was being sorted in preparation for that years participation at the Monterey Historic races in August. 

3.3 liter straight 8 supercharged motor making about 250 + HP, four speed transmission, radial-spoked wire wheels, cable-operated mechanical drum brakes.

Seeing a car this rare, being allowed to sit in it and talking to the owner who is intimately familiar with the details of this car / design for an extended chat made for a really special experience....probably the most original of the Type 59 still around - ex Tazio Nuvolari.

All with SL  / 24-90 V.E.

JZG

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2 hours ago, Graham (G4FUJ) said:

Great photos of a stunning car John :)

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