Bugatti type 44




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  • Bugatti Type From to , Bugatti produced the Type 44 as a mid -size car built to the same high standards as their race cars.

    The Type 44 was the widest-production variant of this range, with 1, known. A larger and sometimes enclosed tourer, it used a new.

    The ex-Henry du Pont Bugatti Type 44 Tourer Coachwork by by HarringtonChassis no. Engine no. 'Bugattis encapsulate concepts of.

    Bugatti type 44

    Bugatti type 44

    See full Bugatti Type 44 Gallery here. The Bugatti Type 44 was produced from through with over examples being created; by far the largest of the Bugatti 'Type' variants. The engine was a straight eight-cylinder engine in two cast iron blocks of four, a single overhead camshaft and two inlet and one exhaust valve per cylinder. The car was delivered to London in rolling chassis form and was then despatched for bodying to coachbuilder Thomas Harrington Ltd, at that time based in Brighton, Sussex.

    Bugatti type 44

    Bugatti type 44

    Bugatti type 44

    Bugatti type 44

    Bugatti type 44

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    We use cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies. Drive them, and you realise that each car is form and engineering in equilibrium, and a work of art. By the early s Ettore Bugatti had established an unrivalled reputation for building cars with outstanding performance on road or track; the world's greatest racing drivers enjoying countless successes aboard the Molsheim factory's products and often choosing them for their everyday transport.

    Considered the finest touring Bugatti of the s, the Type 44 was introduced towards the end of and lasted in production until The model was powered by Bugatti's classic single-overhead-cam straight eight engine, one of the most famous automobile power units of all time. Because of its lengthy run of success, Ettore Bugatti remained committed to his single-cam design, only adopting the double-overhead-camshaft method of valve actuation, after much prompting by his eldest son Jean, on the Type 50 of The Type 44's twin-block, three-valves-per-cylinder, single-plug engine displaced 2,cc and produced approximately 80bhp, an output good enough for a top speed of over 75mph.

    Bugatti type 44

    Driving via a four-speed gate-change gearbox, this superb power-plant was housed in Bugatti's familiar vintage chassis featuring a circular-section front axle and rear quarter elliptic springing. This Type 44, chassis number '' fitted with engine number '', was originally ordered by London-based Bugatti agent, Colonel Sorel.

    It is one of just 12 Bugattis of various types ordered by the Colonel in October , and was delivered on 15 November that same year.

    Bugatti type 44

    The car was delivered to London in rolling chassis form and was then despatched for bodying to coachbuilder Thomas Harrington Ltd, at that time based in Brighton, Sussex. Founded in and known to have been bodying cars as early as , Harrington had become a major producer of motor coach bodies while keeping up the car-bodying side of its business, concentrating on high-quality European makes, Bugatti included.

    Like many of Harrington's car bodies, this Type 44's four-door tourer was constructed using the Weymann system. This type of body construction took its name from its inventor - Charles Terres Weymann - a Frenchman whose background in aviation led to him using a lightweight wooden framework for motor bodies, which was held together by steel plates and covered with fabric.

    The principal advantage of the Weymann system was its inherent flexibility, which meant that it was free of the squeaks, creaks, rattles and cracks that hitherto had affected all traditional coachbuilt bodies. It was an immediate success; as well as making bodies at its factories in France and later England, Weymann licensed production to numerous independent coachbuilders, Harrington among them. Research indicates that Harrington produced two variants on this Tourer theme; one where the spare is on the wing, the other - such as this example - where the wheel is rear mounted and therefore aesthetically more desirable.

    Bugatti type 44

    Originally finished in black, with red wire wheels, brown leather interior, and tan soft-top, '' was purchased new in England by an American, Mr Henry B du Pont of Delaware, a member of the eponymous chemicals manufacturing dynasty.

    Twenty-nine years old when he purchased the Bugatti, he later became a vice president of the DuPont company while at the same time serving as a board member of General Motors.

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