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Original Grand Prix Bugattis set for NEC motor show

Published 01 November 2017

Nine original Grand Prix Bugattis will be on display at this year’s NEC classic motor show on 10-12 November. The display will include the supercharged eight-cylinder Type 35B, the ex-Richard Shuttleworth twin overhead camshaft supercharged Type 51, and a Type 59.

Each car has a significant racing history both pre- and post-war. And for the younger enthusiasts, four original factory built ‘Baby’ Bugattis are assembled on a mock racing grid.

Grand Prix Bugattis confirmed for display include the Type 35, 35A, 35C, considered to be the most successful of the Bugatti racing models, the Type 37 and 39 derivatives, Type 51, 54 and 59, which succeeded the Type 35 as Bugatti's premier racing cars for the 1930s.

Baby Bugatti

Putting together the display involved plenty of hard work from the Bugatti Owners’ Club and the Bugatti Trust. The trust is an independently-funded educational charity dedicated to the study of the works of Ettore Bugatti.

Its archives contain a collection of historic material including thousands of technical drawings, photographs and historic documents which are available for academic and educational research.

The display will be in Hall 1 of the NEC at stand 320. Visit for more details. For more information about the NEC classic, as well as all the ticket prices and booking details, visit


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