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This one of the actual five team cars from the 1924 Lyon GP, where Type 35 made it debute. This car is today at the Musée de l'Automobiliste, Mougins, France
Photo: Courtesy of Jules Maeght, Musée de l'Automobiliste Reference


The first European Grand Prix, at Lyons in 1924, was also the first race appearance of the brand new Type 35. Due to rear tyre trouble Bugattis could only manage seventh and eighth places. After that was sorted out, noone could beat these cars for many years.
Type 35 won a four-figured number of races!

96 Type 35 (1924-26), 139 Type 35A, 38 Type 35B (1927-30), 50 Type 35C, and 13 Type 35T were made.
Except beeing built in five different models, Type 35 is the big brother of several later Bugatti racers: with a 4 cylinder engine it became Type 37, with a smaller blown eigth Type 39, and with the dohc eight introduced with Type 50 it became Type 51.

Type 35A was a cheaper version, with the Type 38 engine.


The blown Type 35C engine. The blower is the large thing under the "T"-shaped intake manifold. The carburetor in mounted under the blower.
Photo: Jacob Munkhammar, Reference

Model Type 35 Type 35A Type 35B Type 35C Type 35T
Years made: 1924-30 1926-30 1927-30 1927-30 1927-30
Engine type: 8 cyl. in-line, 3 valves/cyl., over-head cam
Engine size: 1991cc (60x88) 1991cc (60x88) 2262cc (60x100) 1991cc (60x88) 2262cc (60x100)
Supercharger: - - yes yes -
Carburettor: 2 Solex- or Zenith 2 Solex- or Zenith 1 Solex- or Zenith 1 Solex- or Zenith 2 Solex- or Zenith
Power [hp @ rpm]: 90 @ 6000 70 @ 4300 135 @ 5500 120 @ 6000 100 @ 5500
Clutch: wet
Forward gears: 4
Drive: shaft
Front suspension: solid axle, 1/2-elliptical springs
Rear suspension: solid axle, reverse 1/4-elliptical springs
Brakes: cable operated drums
Size [m]: length 3.683, width 1.321
Wheelbase [m]: 2.4
Track [m]: 1.2
Tyre size: 710x90 28x4.95
Weight [kg]: c. 750


Here you can enjoy some pictures of different variations of Type 35 cars and of some its fine details.


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