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1926 Bugatti Type 35A

Bugatti Type 35A

1926 Bugatti Type 35A

 The Type 35A was a tuned down version of the Type 35 GP car. It had the Type 38 touring engine with the triple main bearing crank. This car was not as fast as the grand prix cars but sold considerably well due to its economical price.


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1926 Bugatti Type 35A 1926 Bugatti Type 35A


Specs & Performance

engine Inline-8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain SOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed 2 Solex or Zenith Carbs
displacement 1991 cc / 121.5 in³
bore 60 mm / 2.36 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.46 in
power 55.9 kw / 75 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output 37.67 bhp per litre
driven wheels RWD
front tires 27×4.40
rear tires 27×4.40
front brakes Drums
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Drums
r brake size mm / in
steering Worm & Wheel
f suspension Rigid Axle w/ Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Friction Dampers
r suspension Live Axle w/In-Swept, Reversed Quarter-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Friction Dampers
wheelbase 2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track 1200 mm / 47.2 in
rear track 1200 mm / 47.2 in
length 3700 mm / 145.7 in
width 850 mm / 33.5 in
height 985 mm / 38.8 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
final drive 3.86:1
top speed ~144.8 kph / 90.0 mph

Auction Sales History

1926 Bugatti Type 35A

1931 Bugatti Type 35A/51 4654 – sold for $907,500 This Bugatti was originally a Type 35A (with chassis number 4961) and was raced by the Bugatti team in the 1930 Targa Florio. Later the car was converted to a 2-liter Type 35C specification for the Grand Prix of Europe at Spa in Belgium and then to Type 51 specifications for the French Grand Prix. It was subsequently used as a works practice car and as a road car. It was once owned by the Bugatti driver Jean-Pierre Wimille. After many more years and many more specification changes under several different owners, the car was restored and fitted with a new body. It was among the many wonderful Bugattis owned by the late Dr. Peter Williamson. Auction Source: 2008 Monterey Preview