Long before Bugatti formed part of the Volkswagen empire, before Veyrons, before EB110s and before their products were simply trophies of the super-rich, they made cars like this.
Only sixty-five examples of the breathtakingly beautiful Type 50T were produced between 1931 and 1933, and unlike today’s Veyron, all original Bugatti’s were built to do one thing; go racing.
Sadly the outbreak of war, the destruction of the Bugatti factory, and the tragic loss of Ettore Bugatti’s son in their Le Mans winning Type 57C ‘Tank’ racing car conspired to end Ettore’s incredible story, but these early cars live on as the most sought-after and expensive vehicles in the world today.
This beautiful recreation of the 1933 Type 50 was found on Brickshelf. It’s been built by marthart, and it features engineering inside as lovely as it looks on the outside: Remote controlled steering and drive, working lights, leaf-sprung suspension, opening doors, hood and trunk and a 4-speed-gearbox are all included. There’s an extensive gallery available to view on Brickshelf – click the link above to take a look.