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Bugatti T44 & T49 - The 8-Cylinder Touring Cars: 1920 to 1934
By Barrie Price & Jean-Louis Arbey
• Covers 1914-1918
• Over 150 cars included
• Over 200 photographs, many never published before
• Performance studies
• Market position tables shown
These post WW1 8-cylinder sporting touring cars were the most successful Bugatti models until the advent of the Type 57, and typify Bugatti style, design and innovative automobile engineering. Here is a thorough study of these great cars by two renowned experts and with the assistance of the Bugatti Trust. Over 200 photos and drawings.
A detailed study of the medium sized touring cars in the extensive range built by Bugatti during the fifteen years following the 1914-18 war. Aspects of design and development are considered together with pictures of components and chassis commencing with the Type 28 culminating with the Type 49. These cars represented the bulk of production and typify the Bugatti style and design, which was the basis of the company s unique standing in the field of automobile engineering. Over one hundred and fifty different cars are depicted via over 200 principally contemporary photographs, many of which have not been published before. The works of many different coachbuilders, throughout Europe, built upon these chassis are illustrated together with tables showing their market position compared with other makes and models, which were competitors. A study of the performance of these cars in competition is included together with a survey of the fall and rise in values over eight decades. The book represents an important addition to the series already produced by Veloce covering models Type 40, Types 46/50 and Types 57/57S. The royalties pass to the Bugatti Trust, a foundation dedicated to the study of the works of Ettore Bugatti and the furtherance of aesthetics in engineering design.
Types covered are: 28,30,38,38a,44,49Table of Contents
Photo credits 6
Type 44 development 7
Technical appraisal of the Type 44 Chassis 10
Some Thoughts on Bugatti design policy 29
Bugatti Type 33 – A car or light lorry 30
New car prices 32
The restoration of a Type 49 34
Ordering a Bugatti in the thirties 37
Concours d’élégance 40
Eight-cylinder touring cars in competition 43
Observation on ownership and use in Britain 58
Driving Bugattis in the thirties 69
Owners manuals and parts catalogues 72
Fixed head coupes 84
Saloons (Berlines) 88
Two-door saloons (coaches) 93
Roadsters and sports cars 111
Touring cars 122
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