1930 Bugatti Type 30 Dual-Cowl Torpedo
Offered by RM Auctions | Lake Como, Italy | May 25, 2013
The Bugatti Type 30 was Bugatti’s touring car model that first went on sale in 1922. It used the same chassis as the earlier Brescia. It was built through 1926 and spawned a series of Bugatti models that would run through 1934. The engines and components would change, but the Type 30 was the initial model in what is considered to be the “30 line.”
The engine in this car is a 2.0-liter straight-eight generating between 65 and 70 horsepower, realistically. The eight-cylinder engine was more powerful than that four-cylinder in the Brescia but also had similar lightness and even more appeal.
The story on this car is that it was taken to the U.K. after WWII in the hopes of turning it into a race car. All that ended up happening…
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