The 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49 was the last -- and best -- of the single-cam eight-cylinder Bugattis. A larger engine made a more flexible, refined tourer than the Type 43. Bodies tended to be bigger, plusher, and more civilized as well. Alloy or wire wheels were specified.

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1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49 roadster, part of the 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49 line of collectible cars
1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49 roadster. 
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"Only" 80 mph was allied to Bugatti's habitually hard suspension, but it had pinpoint-accurate controls and great French character. Practical and versatile by Bugatti standards, the 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49 was not really intended for competition.

Pluses of the 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49:

  • Bugatti engineering with a measure of reliability
  • Character
  • Relatively well-known "Bug"
  • Styling
  • CCCA Classic status

Minuses of the 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49:

  • Function before luxury
  • Hard ride
  • "Traditional" detailing
  • Expensive to buy and run
  • High restoration costs

Production of the 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49:
470

Specifications
of the 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49:
Wheelbase, inches: 127.0
Length, inches: 165.0

Weight, pounds: Approximately 3,000
Price, new: NA

Engine for the 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
ohc I-83,257 cc (199 cid)NA
1930-1934

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