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  Bugatti Type 35C
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1926 - 1930
Numbers built:38
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 02, 2007
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 1,991 cc / 121.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 60.0 mm (2.4 in) / 88.0 mm (3.5 in)
Valvetrain 3 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Zenith Carburettor
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 125 bhp / 93 KW @ 5,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 63 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel ladder frame
Front suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, inverted quarter-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Steering worm-and-wheel
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 750 kilo / 1,654 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,700 mm (145.7 in) / N/A / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,400 mm (94.5 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.17 bhp / kg
Top Speed 200 km/h (124 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1927 Targa Florio (Emilio Materassi)
1928 French Grand Prix (William Grover-Williams in 4891)
1928 San Sebastian Grand Prix (Louis Chiron)
1928 Italian Grand Prix (Louis Chiron)
1929 Targa Florio (Albert Divo)
1929 German Grand Prix (Louis Chiron)
1930 Belgian Grand Prix (Louis Chiron)
1930 French Grand Prix (Philippe Etancelin)

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Past sales

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Bugatti Magnum, by Hugh Conway with Maurice Sauzay
  • Bugatti - le Pur Sang des Automobiles, by Hugh Conway
  • Grand Marques Bugatti, by Hugh Conway
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