Red Bugatti Type 49 Cabriolet by Gangloff from 1930

Red Bugatti Type 49 Cabriolet by Gangloff from 1930, 90 HP, eight cylinders, 130 km/h

The Bugatti Type 49 was an improved Type 44 with a slightly bigger engine with double ignition and a cooling fan. Aluminium wheels were optional. A large proportion was originally supplied with enclosed bodywork but few remain in this form today as many have been re-bodied in a more sporting form.

Produced from 1930 through 1934, about 470 examples were built. The Type 49 was the last of the early 8-cylinder single cam Bugatti line which began with the Type 30, though its gearbox would later be reused on the Type 55.

The Type 49 featured a straight-8 engine of 3.3 L (3257 cc/198 in³) displacement. Bore and stroke were 72 mm by 100 mm and three valves per cylinder were used with a single overhead camshaft.

Gangloff is a Swiss/French coachbuilding company currently based in Bern since 1928, which focusses on coachworks for trucks, public transport vehicles and funicular railway.


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