1929 Bugatti Type 35C

1929 Bugatti Type 35C

1929 Bugatti Type 35C

Bugatti race cars have won more races than any other marque. Most of these victories can be attributed to the Type 35 which raced from 1924 through to 1930. In the 3 year span from 1924 on, Bugatti cars took 1045 victories. This was largely due to the accessibilty of the car to both amateur & professional drivers.

In 1927 the Type 35B was follwed by the 35C. The 35C was supercharged like the 35B, but featured a bore and stroke resembling the 1925 2-liter engine. Despite the decrease in displacement the horsepower rating remained largely unchanged.

The 35C also recieved a revised braking system & a larger radiator compared to the 35B.

Overall, the type 35 has an amazing road handling ability. It’s exceptionally rigid chassis provided for exceptional control and driver confidence.

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In Detail

engineRoots Supercharged Inline-8
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainSOHC / 3 Valves / Cyl
fuel feedVertical Solex Carb
displacement1991 cc / 121.5 in³
bore60 mm / 2.36 in
stroke88 mm / 3.46 in
power93.2 kw / 125.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output62.78 bhp per litre
bhp/weight162.97 bhp per tonne
driven wheelsRWD
front tiresDunlop 29×5.0
rear tiresDunlop 29×5.0e
front brakesMechanical Drums
f brake sizex 279 mm / x 11.0 in
rear brakesMechanical Drums
r brake sizex 279 mm / x 11.0 in
steeringWorm & Wheel
f suspensionRigid Axle w/ Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Friction Dampers
r suspensionLive Axle w/In-Swept, Reversed Quarter-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Friction Dampers
curb weight767 kg / 1691 lbs
wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in
front track1245 mm / 49.0 in
rear track1194 mm / 47.0 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
final drive3.6, 3.86 or 4.15:1
top speed~193.1 kph / 120 mph