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This is one of three Type 37 prototypes built in October of 1925. It was intended to replace the successful Type 35. This was no easy task as the Type 35 won over 1,000 races in its time. It took the Grand Prix World Championship in 1926, after winning 351 races and setting 47 records in the two prior years. At its height, the Type 35 averaged 14 race wins per week. Bugatti won the Targa Florio five consecutive years from 1925 through 1929.

The Type 35 chassis and body were reused on the Type 37. It was fitted with a new 1.5 liter straight four cylinder engine. This engine was a SOHC three-valve design and produced 60 hp. 290 Type 37s were built.

This car was found in a basement in West Virginia after sleeping soundly for 50 years.
The Type 37 was first introduced in 1926 and available in two forms - normal and supercharged. The Supercharged versions were dubbed the 37A. Production lasted until 1930. During its production lifespan, around 290 examples were produced. The vehicle was powered by a 2-liter four-cylinder engine with either a Zenith or Solex carburetor. With the use of the supercharger, the engine produced 90 horsepower. Top speed was achieved at nearly 100 mph. Power was sent to the rear wheels through the use of a four-speed manual gearbox.

The Bugatti Type 35 featured a powerful engine and thus very successful on the racing circuit. Ettore Bugatti wanted to mass produce the Type 35 but feared the engine would be too powerful for road use. So he used then engine from the Type 40 and installed it in the chassis of the Type 35, resulting in the Type 37. The supercharged versions were dubbed the Type 37A.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2009
 
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