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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1931 - 1935
Numbers built:40
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 08, 2014
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Chassis 51121 This was one of the very first, and certainly the lowest numbered of the 40 Type 51s built. It was delivered new to British aristocrat and accomplished gentleman racer Earl Howe. Although he only started racing when he was 44, he won the 1931 24 Hours of Le Mans outright wit>>>

Chassis 51126 One of the first Type 51s produced, this example was delivered new to Polish aristocrat Count Stanislas Czaykowski through Bugatti's agent in Nice. The talented works-supported amateur racer scored a debut victory in the Casablanca Grand Prix. He would go on to race the Type>>>

Chassis 51128 On June 1st, 1931, this Bugatti Type 51 was delivered new to racer Marcel Lehoux. He debuted the car a few days later in the Geneva Grand Prix. It was a stellar debut as Lehoux led from start to finish. The Frenchman continued to race the car with considerable success throug>>>

Chassis 51132 A works car, this Type 51 was first raced at the 1931 Belgian Grand Prix by Albert Divo and Guy Bouriat. They retired after a blown tyre wrapped around the rear axle. At the end of the 1931 season, it was sold to Jean-Pierre Wimille. He debuted with a victory in the La Turbi>>>

Chassis 51140 Sold new to the United Kingdom, this Type 51 was extensively raced in period by Richard Shuttleworth on the British Isles. Towards the end of the 1930s, it was sold to A. Clarence Whincop, who continued to race it for many more years. It has since remained in England and amo>>>

Chassis 51154 One of the very last Type 51s produced, this example was entered by the works team for René Dreyfus in select events during the 1933 season. He finished second in the Grand Prix de Dieppe. It was later sold to Claude Bossu, who raced it in minor events in France with co>>>

  Article Image gallery (123) Chassis (6) Specifications