1931 Bugatti Type 50 S
The Type 50 continued Bugatti’s established luxury vehicle design precepts, but differentiated from its predecessors by having a supercharged engine designed by Ettore Bugatti. The use of inclined valves, inspired by the Millers that raced successfully at Monza, made the Type 50 so powerful the British Bugatti agency was reluctant to sell them for use on tiny British roads. This custom body resembles the style of the factory’s Fiacre designs, which were created by Jean Bugatti.
Collection of the Mullin Auto Museum