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Bugatti

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1914. Bugatti Type 17. Four-cylinders. Exhibit at the National Automobile Museum, Mulhouse.
November 1922.
1923. Bugatti Brescia. Four-cylinder. 1500cc. Exhibit at the Musee Automobile de Vendee.
October 1923. Models, prices and specifications.
August 1926.
September 1929.
October 1929.
1931. Bugatti Roadster Type 46. Eight-cylinders. Exhibit at the National Automobile Museum, Mulhouse.
1933. Bugatti Limousine 'Royale' Type 41. Exhibit at the National Automobile Museum, Mulhouse.
1933. Bugatti Limousine 'Royale' Type 41. Exhibit at the National Automobile Museum, Mulhouse.
1938. Bugatti Berline Type 57C. 8-cylinders. Exhibit at the National Automobile Museum, Mulhouse.

See Charles Jarrott and Letts for early UK agent

Bugatti was founded in Molsheim, France, as a manufacturer of high performance automobiles by Ettore Bugatti, an Italian man described as an eccentric genius.

The original company is legendary for producing some of the most exclusive cars in the world as well as some of the fastest. The original Bugatti brand failed with the coming of World War II, like many high-end marques of the time. The death of Ettore's son Jean was also a contributory factor. The company struggled financially into the 1960s eventually being purchased for its aeroplane parts business. Today the name is owned by Volkswagen AG who have revived it as a builder of very limited production sports cars.

Crossley Motors built around 500 of the Type 13

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