Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Bugatti Type 51

I photographed this car in the pit garage at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1998.
It's E Dean Butler's 2,262cc supercharged straight-8 1931 Bugatti Type 51 and it appears to be chassis 51146, the car with which Louis Chiron won the 1931 Monaco Grand Prix. The Type 51 was the successor to the more well-known Type 35 of the 1920s. At this Silverstone meeting the car competed in the HGPCA Pre-1952 Grand Prix Car Race.

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