Bugatti #2# The Man and the Marque

ISBN-10: 1852233648

ISBN-13: 9781852233648


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Bugatti #2# The Man and the Marque

by Jonathan Wood

Ettore Bugatti built about 7.800 cars between 1910 and 1939, and the survivors are among the most sought-after cars in the world today. Bugatti, an Italian by birth who built his cars in France, came from a talented artistic family, which perhaps explains the outstanding aesthetic qualities displayed by his cars. Yet despite the fact that Bugatti received no technical education, his cars were also some of the fastest of their day.

A glance at some of the models explains their enduring desirability: there was the exquisite Type 35, one of the most successful racing cars of all time; the massive Royale, of which only six were built; and the bizarre 57S Atlantic coupe, the work of Ettore's eldest son, Jean.

This book describes all the models, charts the switchback fortunes of the Bugatti marque, and chronicles the name's revival, which began in Italy in 1988. Comprehensively illustrated, and written in a straightforward style, this book will appeal to past and present Bugatti owners, along with all those who have aspired to the ownership of this most sought after of motor cars.

Comprehensively illustrated, this book is a unique source of reference and winner of the Society of Automotive Historians' Cugnot Award.


  • Milan's Young Maestro
  • Opportunity in Germany
  • The Move to Molsheim
  • A Flight of Folly
  • Breakthrough at Brescia
  • Enter the Eight
  • Masterpiece
  • Four, Eight and Sixteen Cylinders
  • The Royale Rebuffed
  • Twin Cam Twilight
  • Much More than a Car Factory
  • Reversals, then Renaissance
  • Appendix 1: Owners' Clubs
  • Appendix 2: Type Numbers

Buch, Hardcover, 22 x 28 cm, 384 Seiten, 29 farbige und 310 s/w-Abbildungen, englischer Text