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The 1955 Type 251 formula 1 racer.
The chassis in the background is also a Type 251.
Photo: Jacob Munkhammar, Reference


The Type 251 Formula 1 racer was designed by ex-Alfetta constructor Colombo. I was a rather inventive construcion with transverse mounted mid-engine, and solid front axle (!) and a de Dion rear suspention. New on a Bugatti was also disc brakes.

It was a failiure on the track and only two (or three?), slightly different, Type 251 where made.


Years made: 1955-56
Engine type: 8 cyl. in-line, 2 over head cams
Engine size: 2486cc (76x68.5)
Front suspension: solid axle
Rear suspension: de Dion
Brakes: discs
Note: Transversally mounted mid-engine


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