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Porter Press – Bugatti Type 50 – Bugatti’s first Le Mans car
This is the story of the Bugatti Type 50 and of one chassis in particular – 50177. This particular car led the famous Le Mans endurance race on its opening season in 1931, until its sister car crashed heavily at high speed and so was withdrawn for safety reasons. This is just one of the many fascinating tales included in the book.
This hardback book features thrilling race reports of all four Le Mans races in which this Bugatti Type 50 took part. It tells a story of promise, unfulfilled, while driver biographies illustrated with fine period photography, reveal both the glamour and the danger of life in the fast lane during the 1930s. The book documents 50177’s post-war journey across the Atlantic with Le Mans hero Luigi Chinetti and reveals how it came into the hands of passionate collector, Miles Coverdale, who uncovered much of its curious and captivating history.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Porter Press International
- Author:Mark Morris & Julius Kruta
- ISBN-13: 978-1907085482