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.
"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.
1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49 roadster.
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Pluses of the 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49:
- Bugatti engineering with a measure of reliability
- Relatively well-known "Bug"
- CCCA Classic
Minuses of the 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49:
- Function before luxury
- Hard ride
- "Traditional" detailing
- Expensive to buy and run
- High restoration costs
of the 1930-1934 Bugatti Type 49:
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:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
|ohc I-8||3,257 cc (199 cid)||NA||1930-1934|
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