Bugatti-Type-39 Chassis 4604 - 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Bugatti Type-39 Chassis 4604 - 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed. by Wouter Melissen -

The Type 39 was basically identical to the Type 35C except for its engine and was produced in 1925 and 1926. Its engine was modified to be smaller at 1.5 L (1493 cc/91 in³) with a shorter-stroked crankshaft. This brought stroke down from 88 mm to 66 mm, and a mix of regular and ball bearings were used. Ten examples were produced.

An odd 1.1 L (1092 cc/66 in³) version was also created by reducing the bore of the engine to 51.3 mm.

The Type 39A was built specifically for Grand Prix racing, it featured a 1.5 L supercharged version of the straight eight engine. It was only used by the works team and produced a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph).

Its major Grand Prix wins were in 1926, at the French G.P, San Sebastian G.P and the Italian G.P.

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