Introduced at the October 1927 Paris Saloon, the Type 44 was described as ”Bugatti’s first serious attempt at a Touring car”.
This type also proved to be the more commercially successful car since 1,095 units were produced between 1927 and 1930. Awarded by enthusiasts around the world, some were driven in more adventurous lives than others. Norbert Jean Mahe drove his tuned Bugatti 44 into ninth place overall and second in its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1934. This specific Bugatti was acquired by the Museum through auction in Great Britain.
Built year: 1930
Engine type / cc: 8 in line / 2,992cc
Engine output: 80bhp / 4,500rpm
Top speed: 145 km/h
Number produced: 1,095