1924_Bugatti 35_no.07

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1924 Bugatti type 35 'Lyon' No.7

The debut of a legend. The Bugatti type 35 first appeared at the 1924 French Grand Prix at Lyon, a race won by Giuseppe Campari in the new supercharged Alfa Romeo P2. The Bugattis were un-supercharged and the works team of 5 cars all hit trouble – mostly with their Dunlop tyres. The type 35 was quickly sorted and became the car to beat for the next several years.

The car featured a 2 litre, straight-8 engine revving to over 6000 rpm and delivered around 90 HP.

The type 35 and its subsequent derivatives – the 35A, 35B, 35C and 35T went on to win over 1000 races in its racing career, including the Grand Prix World Championship in 1926 and 5 consecutive Targa Florios from 1925–1929.

The no. 7 car shown here was driven to a troubled seventh place in Lyon by Frenchman Jean Chassagne, finishing 41 minutes behind the winner Campari.

This print can be supplied in square or landscape formats in the sizes indicated below.

Small - 30 x 30cm / 30 x 40cm

Medium - 40 x 40cm / 40 x 50cm

Large - 50 x 50cm / 50 x 70cm