Bugatti Classic Cars for Sale
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The French car brand Bugatti, founded by Ettore Bugatti in 1909, still today stands for elegance and great success in racing. This legendary car brand is an integral part of classic cars, which also helped that Volkswagen acquired the rights in 1998 and from then on Bugatti was known as Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
The golden years of Bugatti
When Ettore Bugatti founded the automobile company Bugatti in Molsheim (Alsace) in 1909, this was the beginning of a series of legendary racing successes. In the 1920s, the sports car manufacturer Bugatti could achieve most Grand Prix victories, with the modells T13 , T29 and T35. The highlight of the win series were the two victories at the 24-hour race at Le Mans in 1937 and in 1939; at the same time, these were the last victories of the brand. All modells were always named by the founder Ettore Bugatti with the same pattern: with the letter T - for type - and with a number. Overall, only about 7,950 cars were built, of which only a few were produced in series, as many were only meant for racing. The only modells that were produced in series were the Type 13, 30, 40, 44 and 57. However, these series had, unlike today, a small number of items. The value of the cars is very high and the unique luxurious style is quite in demand. That is why Bugatti vintage cars are highly sought after. The most well-known collectors of the original modells of Bugatti are the Schlumpf brothers. This collection is nowadays exhibited in one of the largest car museums, the " Cité de l'Automobile ", which is located in the hometown of the company Bugatti.
Exchange of rights to Bugatti
After the Second World War the production suffered from the difficult economic situation in Europe. After the acquisition of the business by the son Roland Bugatti, the company was not able to reach former profits. Thus, the business was discontinued in 1963, after it only carried out repairs of its own car. Currently known Bugatti modells have emerged within the Volkswagen Group, which holds the rights since 1998. With the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Bugatti built the then fastest production car in the world, with a speed of 407 km/h and 1001 hp. Thus, Volkswagen succeeded to unite the elegance of the era of Ettore Bugatti with today's technology.