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

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

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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