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French Bugattis

Note that Bugattis on auction,
will be listed under "events"

For Sale: 1935 Bugatti Type 59/50S, "59002"
Recreation by Ray Jones, based on many original parts.

This 1935 Bugatti Type 59 was assembled by marque restorer Ray Jones over several years in the style of the Type 59/50S driven by Robert Benoist in the 1935 Grand Prix de l’Automobile Club de France. Originally completed in the early 1990s, the build included the installation of the supercharged 4,972cc inline-eight that is said to have propelled Benoist’s 1935 Grand Prix entrant after having carried Count Stanislaw Czaykowski’s Type 54 to multiple speed records in 1933. The car rides on Bugatti Type 59 works frame No. 2, which was acquired by Ray Jones from the closed Molsheim factory in the 1960s and was fitted with reproduction aluminum coachwork during the build. Bugatti components also include a four-speed manual gearbox, a double-reduction rear axle with a ZF limited-slip differential, a split front axle, De Ram hydraulically governed friction shock absorbers, semi- and quarter-elliptical leaf springs, and 19” piano-wire wheels of staggered width. A restoration performed by the seller, Ray Jones’s son, between 2015 and 2016 brought the car to mechanically operating status and included a repaint in blue with hand-painted numbering. It has since appeared at various Concours events including the 2017 Cavallino Classic, 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, 2020 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, and the 2022 Palm Event at Mar-a-Lago where it earned best in show. This Type 59 is now offered in Stuart, Florida, with an FIA Historic Technical Passport, an authenticity report from David Sewell, photos from the Molsheim factory, photos from the restoration, copies of technical drawings, and a clean California title in the name of the seller’s father’s trust.

The Type 59 debuted in 1933 as a replacement for the Type 54 in anticipation of an Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus rule change stipulating a 750-kilogram weight limit for the forthcoming season. Eight examples are said to have been completed, with power initially courtesy of a supercharged 2.8- or 3.3-liter version of the Type 57’s engine mounted low in the Type 59’s drilled chassis. After the model saw middling results in 1934, one of the chassis was fitted with a specially developed 4.9-liter powerplant previously used in a works Type 54 used to establish a one-hour world speed record in 1933. Based on frame number six, that repowered Type 59 completed 16 laps with Robert Benoist at the wheel in the 1935 French Grand Prix before retiring from the race and later becoming the basis for Bugatti’s Type 59/50B racers.

This build recreates Benoist’s French Grand Prix car using Bugatti Type 59 frame number two, which was one of four Type 59 frames and numerous other parts acquired by Ray Jones from the Molsheim factory in the late 60s. An aluminum bulkhead and coachwork were fabricated during the project based on factory drawings and period photos, with design features including a faired-in radiator and a riveted seam projecting along the tail panel. The body is finished in blue with the number 24 hand-painted on the tail, hood, and grille as depicted in photos of the original Benoist car.

The piano-wire wheels are joined by splines to drilled center discs and are secured by two-eared knock-offs. Blockley tires measure 5.00-19 up front and 5.50/6.00-19 at the rear. Braking is handled via cable actuation on finned drums with drilled backing plates and ventilation scoops up front. Suspension incorporates semi-elliptical front leaf springs, inverted quarter-elliptical rear leaf springs, and four-wheel De Ram shock absorbers, the latter of which use hydraulic pressure to adapt friction dampening to the speed of lever-arm travel.

The cockpit houses a single seat situated on the right-hand side and wrapped in black upholstery. The passenger side is fitted with an aluminum tonneau panel and houses an engine oil reservoir linked to a cowl-mounted oil cooler. Features include a single windscreen, a faired rearview mirror, a handbrake lever to the driver’s left, and a shifter located outside the cockpit.

The wood-rimmed steering wheel frames period instrumentation that is housed in a reproduction aluminum panel and includes a 6k-rpm tachometer and gauges monitoring fuel level, coolant temperature, and oil pressure. A Jaeger clock is mounted in the left side of the bulkhead.

The 4,972cc T50S inline-eight is said to be distinguished from other period engines by a lightweight aluminum sheet-metal crankcase, a larger supercharger mounted midway along the side of the engine, triple Zenith 48K updraft carburetors angled at 45°, and a divided cast-alloy intake manifold assembly. Features also include dual-overhead camshafts with helical-cut gears, hemispherical combustion chambers, a cast-iron cylinder block, dry-sump lubrication, and magneto ignition. The engine is said to have been acquired by Ray Jones after his discovery of its presence in a car that had been purchased by a customer in 1970.

Power is sent to the rear wheels via four-speed manual gearbox number four and a double-reduction rear axle that houses a ZF limited-slip differential and is also stamped with number four as well as 28/20 and 33/12 gear ratios. The tail-mounted fuel tank is said to be a reproduction fitted with Bugatti dual filler necks.

Frame number two is shown stamped on the rear crossmember above, and a VB logo can be seen stamped on one of the frame rails. According to Sewell’s report (below), the latter represents Bugatti subcontractor Brunon & Valette, who handled original production of various frame elements. The photo gallery below includes images of stamps on numerous internal engine components as well as stampings on the gearbox and rear axle and their respective internals, the De Ram shock absorbers, the leaf springs, the wheels, and various other parts. The six-page Sewell report is also included in the gallery and contains an analysis of components and their stamps. Also shown is the car’s FIA Historic Technical Passport and its most recent entry in the Bugatti Register. The car is titled using car number 59002, which is stamped on a reproduction firewall tag.

Photos taken at the Molsheim factory during Ray Jones’s retrieval of this car’s frame and other parts are shown above and in the gallery below. Also included are photos of the original Benoist car upon which this build is based as well as factory drawings. Images from the restoration are also provided, while footage from the project is included in a video below. The underside of the hood is signed by Michel and Caroline Bugatti as are two copies of included articles featuring the car. A copy of “Robert Benoist: Champion du Monde” by Roger Labric is also included in the sale, along with a “Pilote” arm band which is said to have been worn by Benoist in period.

More photographs of the car shown below.

Asking price 1.3 M $US

Please contact the seller through the webmaster:

The David Sewell report.

Restoration photographs.

Below: photographs of the original car, and of Ray Jones at the Molsheim factory with many of the original parts of which he bought several.

Various Private offers of Original Bugattis

8-cylinder models - T43, T44, T49, T57

Serious enquiries only to:


1925 Bugatti T35A Grand Prix
Chassis 4652

This original 1925 Bugatti 35A is the 2017 ZOUTE GP OVERALL WINNER. The GP consisted of 230 cars, with first delivery date up to 1968! Also among the competitors were the factory teams of BMW and Porsche.

This superb 1925 Bugatti Grand Prix 35A 4652 comes fully documented with a provenance- and inspection report dated 3 March 2018. The reports are made by the highly respected Bugatti expert Kees Jansen, the author of several Bugatti Registers. (the Dutch Belgian Registers -4 volumes and the fourth volume of the American Bugatti Register)

The conclusion of the report is: This is a highly unique car that has been preserved to its 1949 state when it was last used as a professional racecar. The 35 also comes with a FIVA card A/3 (Original/restored) and is Mille Miglia eligible.

More info at FS Cars, the Netherlands


Bugatti Garages

Current Bugatti factory

The Bugatti EB16/4 Veyron is made by Bugatti S.A.S. Addresses:

Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S
1, Château St. Jean
67120 Molsheim France

Press contact:
Liaison office Lausanne
Phone: +41 21 601 4141
Fax: +41 21 601 4142


"Pur Sang"

We remanufacture Type 35, Type 43, Type 52 and the vice with its supports.
Commercial director: John Bothwell
Arg mobile: +54.911.3475.1247
U.S. mobile: +1.949.294.5719

Address: Almafuerte 2650- 3100 Paraná, ER - Argentina
Fax: 54 - 343 - 4260326
E- mail:


The Guild of Automotive restorers Inc.

My old site for the Guild (incorrect contact info)


Jean NOVO's garage is now taken over by his son Fred The specialist for Molsheim Bugattis Restauration and Repair:
Telephone and Fax: 33 1 69148286 (please speak French on the phone) 3, rue puits de l'orme, 91630 MAROLLES en Hurepoix

Bugatelier en Alsace
Christian Schann
F-67205 Oberhausbergen
?Tel: +33 (0) 674 44 74 59

Ventoux Moteurs Engineering (Laurent Rondoni)
56 Bd Louis Giraud
Tel: 0033 4 90 60 23 98
Fax: 0033 4 90 60 51 75


Werkstatt für automobiles Kulturgut
Martin Strohhammer
Neukammer 1

We are specialised in restauration and service of Bugatti cars, located in southern germany near the austrian border.

the Netherlands

Ernand Jonker
Wippertdijk 11
7437rc Bathmen
tel: +31 573221388 or +31 636171770

FS Cars
Frank Slopsma, Engineering and engine overhaul
Including Bugattis on offer
Nieuweweg 26A
1784 PJ Den Helder
Tel.: 0031-(0)681 309 418

Harry's Engineering Service
Harry Kouwen
Phone: +31 523 681140
fax: +31 523 681141

Klopper Engineering
Broekdijk 69
7663 TG Mander
tel.0541-680 360

New Zealand

Auto Restorations Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Alan Stanton , Gavin Bain.
52 Stewart Street
Christchurch 8142
New Zealand
PH 64 [0]3 669988
FAX 64 [0]3 3665079

Nordell Restorations

United Kingdom

Brineton Engineering
Brineton engineering closed its doors, October 2020, due to ill health of Michael Hope.
Their parts supplying capability has been taken over by Tula Prescision Ltd.

Crailville Limited Complete Coachbuilding Service Canal Yard, Hayes Road, Southall, Middlesex, England.
Not really specialized on Bugattis, but they are very good in reconstructing bodywork, see their Atlantic

Crosthwaite and Gardiner Tel: +44 (0) 1825 732240, Fax: +44 (0) 1825 733363 .
Loads of spare parts, see

David Sewell, Independent Bugatti Consultant, Green Farm, Middleton-by-Youlgreave, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LS, United Kingdom, Tel./Fax.: +44 (0)1629 636288. Mr. Sewell is an independant Bugatti consultant who for many years was the Registrar of the British Bugatti Owners Club. Services offered include historical research on specific automobiles, valuations and brokerage.

Ivan Dutton Ltd. , Peacehaven Farm, Worminghall Road, Ickford, Aylesbury,Buckinghamshire,HP18 9JE, UK.

His current ventures include:
manufacturing hollow GP axles
T35/43 cylinder blocks
Paper elements oil filters to fit inside standard oil filter
Scintered metal clutches (crash free gear changes)
Dyno testing of engines (including Royal) Info: Jon Rose E-mail:

Gentry Restorations Ltd

12 Wornal Park
Menmarsh Road
HP18 9JX
Phone ++44 (0) 1844 338346
Fax ++44 (0) 1844 338347

Click the picture!

Performance Components

Farndon Engineering are an established manufacturer of engine block components and have been so for over 30 years. Supplying mainly the autosport and classic markets world-wide we have a reputation for being masters at manufacturing crankshafts, connecting rods and flywheels specifically to our customers needs in batches of one upwards. We can manufacture our components for any engine and have a great deal of experience with Bugatti parts.

If you would like us to send you copies of our product information pack or if you would like to know anything further please contact me at any of the numbers shown below.

Annerley Howard
Farndon Engineering, Bayton Road, Exhall, Coventry CV7 9EJ, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1203 366910
Fax: +44 (0) 1203 644698

Star Engineering
run by John Underwood. He has been building radiators for pre-1940 Bugatti, Bentley, etc since 1983 and is known to many enthusiasts.
The Garth, Usk Road, Caerleon, Gwent NP18 1LQ, tel and fax. +44 (0) 1633 423915

John and his team will restore or build radiators from raw materials and also manufacture cores for resale to private and commercial restorers.

Rod Jolley
Rod Jolley Coachbuilding Ltd.
37 Gordleton Industrial Park, Sway Road, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8JD, England, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1590 683702
Fax: +44 (0) 1590 683634

Tula Precision Ltd
Tula Precision Ltd has taken over the Brineton Engineering stock, patterns and drawings, September 2020.
Address: 2 & 3 The Old Coal Yard, West End, Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 3HE England
Tel: 01451 861160
Email Charles Knill-Jones:
Email Parts Department:


Competition Motors 40 Longmeadow Road
Portsmouth, NH USA
Telephone: 603-431-0035
Fax: 603-431-0590

Our email address is:

Owned by Donald Koleman, who is always thrilled to show the shop to visitors! Competition Motors has done mechanical restorations on several Pebble Beach winners.

Sam Jepson - American speed and custom
Sam Jepson worked with Jim Stranberg, before Jim sold his business.

Jepson's is an independent one-man business, working out of several exceptionally clean metal building on his rural property, situated conveniently close to Denver, and its International airport.

A well-known USA collector has his most challenging Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye, Talbot-Lago and Voisin repair work done these days by Sam.

Since Crossthwaite and Gardner can no longer deliver Type 57 Bugatti engine blocks, Sam took it upon himself to do so. He has carefully machined newly-cast Type 57 blocks. Beautiful workmanship, and they are cast from a far better, modern aluminum alloy, than Ettore was ever able to obtain. Sam's are identical, and superior.

3420 South Country Road 29
Loveland, Colorado
USA 80537
Phone:(970) 962-9870

Old Foundry Toy Works
We offer professional restoration and repair work to the original Bugatti Type 52 "Baby" as well as modifications and motor installations to the current Authentic Models reproduction of the Type 52, we of course also offer sales of the reproduction model.
1020 South 10th Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47905, USA
tel. 765-742-1020

Vive La Marque !!

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