In 1951 Bugatti introduced a convertible luxury car dubbed the Type 101 which was a derivative of the Type 57. This, by many, is considered to be the last true Bugatti model. The post Word War II vehicle was intended to rejuvenate sales for the financially strapped marque. It sat atop a modified Type T57 chassis. Under the hood was a 3.3 liter straight eight-cylinder engine, the same that was found in the Type 57. The supercharged versions were labeled T101C with the C representing Compresseur and capable of producing around 200 horsepower. During its production lifespan lasting from 1951 through 1956, less than ten examples were produced. The final chassis was sold to Exner in 1961. The last of the Type 101 chassis were created into a Virgil Exner in 1965 by the famous coach building company, Ghia. They were debuted at the Turin Motor Show with hopes of reviving the Bugatti marque. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, the series never entered serious production. The Ghia produced Type 101's have been seen at Concours throughout the world including the Pebble Beach Concours.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2005
|FORD IN FOCUS AT BARONS|
|The famous blue oval will be seen everywhere in Barons' Sandown Park saleroom on April 30th, as Barons stages a dedicated Ford auction as part of the International Ford Show.
Barons has a fine selection of entries that really showcase the diversity of the Ford offering over the decades, from charming little Anglias to potent, American-built muscle cars and from a 1949 Thames van to an F150 Supercharged pick-up originally owned by David Beckham.
Ford's muscle car heritage will certainly mak...[Read more...]|
|CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE CONFIRMS WORLD-BEATING CAR LINE-UP FOR 2015 EVENT|
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◾Gorgeous 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London to Edinburgh car set to be one of the stars of the Concours
◾Visitors can see models ranging from 1902 up to the modern day, with the UK debut of the Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso
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|120 years of motor sport at Mercedes-Benz take centre stage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014|
|'Addicted to Winning': at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes-Benz looks back on some fascinating racing victories of the last 120 years
•The unique motor sport heritage of the Mercedes-Benz brand is being celebrated with an exclusive installation by sculptor Gerry Judah
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|Cars and Courage: Iron Mike Rally Kicks off Pinehurst Concours Weekend|
|VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 28, 2014) – The 2014 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance weekend will begin in style with a display of cars and courage Friday morning as selected vintage autos and their owners will head to Fort Bragg to spend a day of fellowship with the troops and their families.
Approximately 50 rare cars and their owners from the field of 119 participating in Sunday's auto showcase will head to the largest U.S. Army base, hosting 10 Heroic Soldiers for the ride in an in...[Read more...]|
|Techno Classica 2014: more than 30 racing cars to celebrate 120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor racing history|
|•Cars that were the heroes of magical moments put their stamp on this high-powered, most comprehensive show presentation
•With more than 30 vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Classic presents motor racing history in all its unique breadth and depth
•120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport in the focus of the leading international classic motor show
120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor racing history have produced a timeline of extraordinary victories which since 1894 also stand for outstanding innovations ...[Read more...]|