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Bugatti Type 35B 1929, chassis number 4922, engine number 193T


The Bugatti Type 35 is often considered to be the world’s most beautiful racing car and there is hardly anyone who managed to produce a race car with so beautiful lines as Ettore Bugatti - the lovely horseshoe-shaped radiator that adorned his cars showed his interest in horses. Le Pur Sang, the French words for thoroughbreds, is also widely used for the cars he built in Molsheim, Alsace, south of Strasbourg.

Bugatti Type 35 (found in several versions) debuted in 1924
in the competition for the French Grand Prix. Cars of this type then during the 20s and 30s
won thousands of competitions in the hands of factory and private drivers.

Throughout the production time different versions featured in the Bug
atti sales catalogues and could be bought "over the counter" - if you had enough money.

The 35B engine is the largest and strongest version, a 2,3 litre supercharged straight-eight (two 4-cylinder blocks) that develops 140 hp a
t about 5,500 rpm. The crankshaft is a veritable precision work, of eight parts running in three ball bearings and two large roller bearings. The engine has a single overhead camshaft and each cylinder has two intake and one exhaust valve. The car weighs about 750 kilograms and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in about 7 seconds.

Typical for Bugatti is the beautiful, curved, tubular front axle. Most type 35 cars had the aluminium wheels with centre locking, moulded in one piece with the brake drum.

Our car was first owned and registered by the factory and took part in the 1929 Targa Florio race with Louis Wagner at the wheel. Sadly he was not able to finish the race. By this time, the driver was often accompanied by a mechanic on the races and therefore the car is a two-seater.

In July 1929 the car was sold to the renowned French racing driver Louis Chiron, who possibly used it for training of race drivers.

The car came to Sweden in 1931, imported by the Swedish racing driver K. G. Sundstedt. The car long held the Swedish speed record on the flying kilometre by 181 km/h, sat on a straight road outside Ystads Havsbad in the middle of the 1930s. It was run in many types of competitions, among others in ice-racing as the Rämen races (Swedish Winter Grand Prix) and it had a very successful racing career in Sweden, Norway and Finland.

After the war the car was badly treated by several owners, and when in the early 1950s bought by Bertil Lindblad in a very poor condition. The engine, however, had been overhauled in England. The car was restored by Bertil Lindblad, but it was not started before his death.

Since the car was donated to the foundation in the 1990s, it has been given a thorough overhaul, including engine, and was started for the first time in 2010. The light blue (the french racing colour) car has participated in several demonstration races at Swedish racetracks. Bugatti cars of this type are still used with great success in competitions for historic racing cars.



Technical data
Make: Bugatti
Type/Model: 35B
Body: 2-seater race car
Year of manufacture: 1929
Engine: 8-cylinder in-line engine with an overhead camshaft
Cylinder capacity: 2262 cc
Power: about 130 hk?
Gearbox: 4-shift plus back, unsynchronized
Brakes: Mechanical 4-wheel brakes
Wheelbase: 2400 mm
Maximum speed: 2XX km/h
Manufactured Quantity: 340 (all types 35 and 39)


Louis Wagner med Bugatti typ 35B 4922 i 1929 års Targa Florio-tävling.

K.G. Sundstedt med Bugatti typ 35B 4922 vid tävling på Solvalla.

Stiftelsens Bugatti typ 35B 4922 på uppvisning på Knutstorps racerbana   2014.


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