Bugatti type 59




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  • The Type 59's chassis was nearly identical to the one used for Bugatti's previous Grand Prix car, the Type So much so that the chassis.

    This wonderfully patinated Bugatti Type 59 has had just five owners in 75 years, including a king with the finest taste in automobiles of any royal. Fuse that low.

    For many people the Type 59 is the best-looking of all the racing cars built by Ettore Bugatti, the whole car exuding a slender elegance, set off by the finely.

    Bugatti type 59

    Bugatti type 59

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    Bugatti type 59

    Bugatti type 59

    Bugatti type 59

    Bugatti type 59

    Bugatti type 59

    - Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix - Images, Specifications and Information

    The Type 59, considered by many to be the most elegant of classic pre-war racing cars, was Ettore Bugatti's last attempt to produce in any number a competitive car to match Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and the threatened domination of Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz.

    The Bugatti Type 59 was not a single-seater. The chassis was modeled on that of the Bugatti Type 54, with side members very deep at the scuttle and tapered elegantly towards the front on both sides of the classic radiator and meeting at the rear within the slim tail fairing.

    Bugatti type 59

    The frame of this particular Type 59 dates from the first batch of works cars and chassis. Subsequently in these early cars and chassis were replaced by new trepanned frames in an attempt to keep the cars within the kg weight limit. Initially campaigned in 2. Whilst eventually outstripped by the German teams, the Bugatti 59's performance and race winning record was exceptional.

    In , first place at the Pau GP by Wimille - unsupercharged ; first place in the Bona GP North Africa by Wimille unsupercharged ; first place in the Mame GP by Wimille unsupercharged ; winner of both heats of the Tunis GP by Wimille unsupercharged ; Wimille also won the , franc prize in an unsupercharged Type 59 for lapping Montlhery at over 91 mph - in fact Wimille lapped this 12 mile road circuit for miles at an average of In so doing, Wimille established a new lap record at Twin overhead camshafts operating two valves per cylinder.

    Bugatti type 59

    Crankshaft on six plain bearings previous Bugatti GP engines had roller bearings. Single Rootes type supercharger fed by two down draft Zenith carburettors. Bugatti claimed bhp for the 2. In fact, this particular 3. Rear axle has double reduction gears to allow propshaft and engine center line to be dropped, the gear box being contained in a casting straddling the chassis frame. Reversed quarter elliptic springs at the rear but with the axle sliding in blocks and located by radius rods.

    The front axle is hollow, split in the center and joined by a collar, brake torque being dealt with by radius arms connected to De Ram shock absorbers. A multitude of fine wire spokes in front of a polished aluminum disc and hub assembly; these elegant wheels are the identifying signature of the Type Peter drives the Bugatti Type 59 at Winton - the first ever Type 59 to compete and be seen in Australia. Photo by James Smith. Articles Written by Peter. Peter at speed at Seattle International Raceway, July Photo by Bob Dunsmore.

    Peter and the Bugatti 59 in the rain. Peter slides the Type 59 around the pylons at Coronado, The beautiful body of the Bugatti Type Photo by Mike Sims. Incredible machine work on the Type 59 engine. Peter keeps the Bugatti 59 ahead of an Austin Healey at Portland. Bugatti Type 59 geared carb linkage! Portland, Bob Dunsmore photo. Peter leads an Abarth at Coronado,

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