• 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.