1930 Bugatti Type 35

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1930
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    25
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Chassis n ° 388A

- Rare and a true replica of the Type 35
- Prestigious brand name
- In an attractive condition

We were able to get interesting information on this car through the enthusiasts of the marque. Although it does not appear in the books of the factory, it was delivered new on 1 February 1930 to the dealer "Mondan and Wilson" in the 17th arrondissement in Paris. This Talbot dealer was mostly selling Types 44 and 46.
This Bugatti Baby was bought in the early 1990s by Hervé Ogliastro, from Marc Nicolosi. It had previously been restored by a connoisseur who had preserved its patina, giving the car its specific charm.
This model, often mistakenly called the "Type 52" (which would correspond to an appellation attributed by Hugh Conway), had been made in 1927 for Roland, the younger son of Ettore Bugatti. It would eventually be put into a limited number production, with a total of 90 units made. The scale is 1:2 of the Type 35, fitted with an electric engine powered by a 12-volt battery and connected by a toothed crown to the rear axle. An accelerator pedal controls a rheostat and the little car had a top speed of 18 km/h.
This historic and very faithful scale model toy will make a great addition to any collection of Bugattis or scale models and children's cars.