1951 Bugatti Type 101C
Bugatti delivered the Type 101 to the 1950 Paris Auto Salon amid much fanfare. The two-door, four-passenger cabriolet featured sleek, ultramodern lines that would not have appeared out of place on American roads of the day. But the engine and chassis were adapted from those used in prewar cars such as the 1939 Type 57C. The price was high, and the car failed to capture the attention of the motoring public. This chassis was the only one supercharged by the factory, earning it the designation Type 101C.
Collection of the Mullin Auto Museum