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Bugatti Type 101

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Bugatti Type 101
8 units
Bouk an chassis
Body style4-door saloon
2-door coach
LayootFR layout
RelatitBugatti Type 57
Ingine3257 cc straight-8
Transmission4-speed manual
Wheelbase3.3 m (130 in)[1]

In order tae restairt Bugatti, a new caur wis needit for the 1950s. The result wis the 1951 Type 101. An evolution o the Type 57, it is considered bi mony tae be the last true Bugatti caur, wi juist seiven produced throu 1956. Powured bi the 3.3 L (3257 cc/198 in³) straight-8 frae the Type 57. The seiven chassis wur bodied bi fower different coachbuilders:Gangloff, Guillore, Antem, an Virgil Exner/Ghia.

Production[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sax Type 101 chassis wur biggit efter an initial convertit Type 57 chassis prototype. At least twa mair Type 57s wur an aa convertit tae Type 101 specifications, makin a tot o nine Type 101 caurs produced.

The last Type 101 wis biggit in 1965 bi Ghia designed bi Virgil Exner for the last remainin Type 101 chassis as an attempt tae revive the marque. It wis exhibitit at the Turin Motor Show, but financin coud no be arranged an production plans wur scrapped. Exner awned the caur for mony years, an it haes lately appeared in public at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Year Chassis Number Body Notes
1935 57299 Coupe
1935 57314 Stelvio Cabriolet bi Gangloff Convertit tae Type 101 specification bi the factory at the request o awner M. Dettwiler
1951 57454 Gangloff coupé This caur wis biggit on a convertit Type 57 chassis an exhibitit at the 1951 Paris Salon. Currently at the Schlumpf Collection wi ingine 101503 installed. Pictured abuin.
1952 101500 Guillore 4-door saloon Cream-colored, wi free-staundin heidlichts. Currently at the Schlumpf Collection.
1952 101501 Gangloff cabriolet Exhibitit at the 1952 Paris Salon. Licht blue repaintit daurk blue. Umwhile o the Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim, Germany. Nou at the Pantheon museum in Basel, Swisserland.
1952 101502 Guillorê 2-door coach Daurk blue wi portholes, the body wis possibly intendit for a Delahaye. Sauld for $269,265at the Bonhams Rétromobile auction in Paris, 2008.
1952 101503 Gangloff cabriolet Currently haes ingine 101504 instawed an displayed at the Schlumpf Collection.
1951 101504 Antem coupé Exhibitit at the 1951 Paris Salon de l'Automobile but no sauld till 1958. Awned bi Bill Harrah an Nicolas Cage an nou in the O'Quinn Collection syne 2006.
1965 101506 Virgil Exner/Ghia roadster Ghia shortened the chassis bi 46 cm (18 in). Currently awned bi William Lyon.

Ingine[1][eedit | eedit soorce]

Model Year Ingine Displacement Pouer Fuel seestem
T101 1951 straight-8 DOHC 16v 3257 cc 135 hp (101 kW) Single carburetor
T101C 1951 straight-8 DOHC 16v 3257 cc 190 hp (142 kW) Single carburetor, Ruits superchairger

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Type 101". bugattipage.com. Retrieved 19 Julie 2009.

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