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  Bugatti Type 59/50B III
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1938
Numbers built:2 or 3
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 28, 2011
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Chassis: 441352
Confusingly stamped with a Type 44 chassis number, this is understood to be the original Type 59/50B that started life back in 1933 as one of the six Type 59s. In its 4.7 litre Type 59/50B guise, it debuted at the 1936 Monaco Grand Prix and subsequently raced with a naturally aspirated 4.5 litre engine in 1937. Complying with the regulations, it was converted to the 3-litre Type 59/50B III specification it still boasts today. After a lengthy spell in the United States, it recently passed into British hands.

Following a restoration to full working order by Tom Dark Engineering, it is seen here at a very rare outing, during the 2011 Goodwood Revival.


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2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Retromobile 2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival
2012 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2012 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2012 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2011 Goodwood Revival
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