Bugatti masterpiece finished at last

| 8 Aug 2012

A 1939 Type 64 chassis that remained body-less for 73 years will be unveiled at the USA’s Mullin Automotive Museum in California on 17 August.

Designed by Jean Bugatti, chassis #64002 was never completed after the famous engineer and designer crashed and died in his Type 57 in 1939.

It’s hoped the stunning new body will echo the dreams of its creator with iconic styling cues such as Papillon (butterfly) doors and a riveted body structure.

Museum chairman Peter Mullin said: “We’ve dedicated much of our efforts to honour the Bugatti family and the marque, but never have we done something of this scale. I cannot imagine a greater token of respect to the Bugatti family than to help finish Jean Bugatti’s beloved final masterpiece.”

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