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Bugatti Type 55 Roadster in full detail ...

Bugatti was the most successful racing car manufacturer of the 1920s and early 1930s. The French manufacturer also brought that racing pedigree to the road with production models based very closely on their Grand Prix winners. The finest of these racers for the road is undoubtedly the Type 55, also known as the 'Super Sport'. Launched at the 1931 Paris Auto Salon, it combined the new twin-cam engine of the Type 51 racer with a slightly larger chassis to seat two in some comfort. What really set the Type 55 apart from its predecessors and rivals was the fabulous Roadster bodywork penned by Jean Bugatti. Amazingly, the son of Ettore Bugatti was just 22-years old at the time. Although other bodies were also available for the race-bred chassis, the Roadster was the most popular for obvious reasons. Available for several years, only three dozen examples were ultimately built of the striking machine. Today they are highly sought after and many reside in the world's finest collections. This is certainly the case of the two examples featured today. Among their previous owners were the likes of Ralph Lauren and the late Peter Williamson. The two Bugatti Type 55 Roadsters are pictured in an 18-shot gallery at Pebble Beach and Villa d'Este.

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1931 - 1935 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster - Images, Specifications and Information
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