1929 Bugatti Type 44 Fiacre
Jean Bugatti’s designs often blended both old and new styling themes. His first two-door, four-place sedan was reminiscent of classic seventeenth-century coach, or fiacre, designs. This style combined the modern power and technology of the automobile with the stately look of a classic horse-drawn carriage. The fiacre design first appeared on the four-cylinder Type 40, but did not offer typical Bugatti performance until it was adapted to the larger eight-cylinder Type 44 chassis, which was better suited for such large, heavy coachwork.
Collection of the Mullin Auto Museum