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Homepage. This page: Two photographs from the 1940s of a 1926 1.5 litre Bugatti Type 37 sportscar.

Bugatti Type 37.

Tom re-discovered these old photos while having a sort out, they were given to him some time ago by an elderly gent who took the photos and was involved with the Bugatti at some point. Tom adds:
"I just came across these photos, which an old neighbour (the chap sitting in his Morgan, behind the Bugatti) gave to me about 35 years ago. As I recall he said they were taken in Sunderland in the late forties/early fifties. The Bugatti appparently belonged to Sir Malcolm Campbell. I think the old boy (young then, wearing his old RAF flying jacket!) was involved somehow in the repair/sale of it. I seem to remember the sum of 350 being mentioned, but I'm not sure about those details."
The first of Tom's photos is a nearside front corner view of the delectable Bugatti, registration YP 4042, note the missing Marchal headlamp.
(Please click the thumbnail to view full-size image.)
Bugatti Type 37
The second photo, taken in the same cobbled alleyway, also gives a slightly clearer view of the Morgan parked behind the T37 (a great photo of the three-wheeler on its own has been added to the Morgan-JAP page).
Type 37 from 1926
My thanks to Tom for allowing the photos to be shared here. This 1926 Bugatti, registration YP 4042 (chassis 37143), appears in a number of period images held by the Bugatti Owners' Club, and continues to take part in competitive and roadgoing events it would seem. The Type 37 sports car was based on the Type 35, and had a four-cylinder 1496cc engine (which went on to be used in the Type 40). In all some 290 Type 37s were built, of which 67 were supercharged (and known as the Type 37A).
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