Mathieu Heurtault, copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company

The ultimate evolution of the Bugatti Grand Prix car, the mythical Type 59 is both a technical marvel and a masterpiece of industrial art — a model considered by many to be the most elegant pre-war racing car. Debuted in late 1933, the Type 59 featured a supercharged straight-8 engine, sophisticated de Ram shock absorbers ...

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