1924 Bugatti Type 30 / Type 43
This 1924 Bugatti Type 30 has been restored by its current owner as a Type 43.
Like many early Bugattis in Australia it had a chequered early history that is not definitively known. It is documented in the book – Bugattis in Australia and New Zealand by noted Bugatti historian Bob King. The car was extensively raced in its early years and the original engine was parted from the car very early in its life.
The current owner of this car acquired it many years ago as a project and decided to restore is a Type 43 with a supercharged 2.3 litre straight 8 engine. The car was re-bodied by Robert Tingay of Castlemaine over a Grand Sport frame from Wilkinsons of Derby in the UK. It is understood that the mudguards are from an original Type 43 Bugatti.
The car has been used on a few rallies, but travelled less than 1,000 miles since it was restored. It was also displayed at Motorclassica in 2015 to celebrate 50 years of the Bugatti Car Club in Australia.
More information and photos to follow soon.
Preliminary enquiries welcome.
- Bugatti Type 30 / Type 43