The 1924 Bugatti type 35 by CMC in 1:18 Scale.
Some of the incredible details of this model
- Front wheel axle suspension in typical Bugatti slanting position with positive wheel-camber
- Steering wheel with metal spokes and steering wheel
rim with cord wrapping
- Originally replicated dashboard in metal brush optic
including all instruments and inserted magneto
- Movable lever for the cockpit-hand oil pump
- Two winged removable tank cap made of stainless steel
- Authentic and true to scale formed body, movable gearshift- and handbreak lever lying outside. Handbreak lever activates rear wheel brake tape over a steel cable winch
- Highly detailed 8-cylinder in-line-engine including
all aggregates, complete cabeling and pipes
- Custom made body screws of metal in the famous and typical Bugatti style. All screws are secured true to the original by a stainless steel wire
Radiator grill and stone-chipping protection fence made of metal
- Rotatable starting crank handle of metal
- Molded frame rail of metal
Cable-operated brake on the front axle
- Two winged engine hood with open cooling slots
- Working folding mechanism with two fastening leather belts
- Lower body longitudinal side with open ventilation slots
Wheel construction of 35 single parts
- Removable metal wheels in aluminium cast design with original recreated quad winged ring nut
- Spoke wheel and ripped drumbrake are an intrinsically tied unit
Cable-operated brake on the rear axle
- Compact front axle of metal. Painted in silver dull finish
- Fully functional metal compound spring at the frontand rear axle
Friction shock absorber on the front axle
A true to the original recreated Steering box with worm gear
History: The Type 35 was the most successful of the Bugatti racing models. It was the first vehicle to feature the famed Bugatti arch-shaped radiator, and is regarded by many as the most-beautiful pre-war racing car.
The Type 35 was the most successful of the Bugatti racing models. It was the first vehicle to feature the famed Bugatti arch-shaped radiator, and is regarded by many as the most-beautiful pre-war racing car.
The Type 35 was phenomenally successful, winning over 1,000 races in its time. It took the Grand Prix World Championship in 1926 after winning 351 races and setting 47 records in the two prior years. At its height, Type 35s averaged 14 race wins per week. Bugatti organized the Targa Florio as a special spotlight for this car, and it claimed victory there for five consecutive years, from 1925 through 1929
The original model, introduced at the Grand Prix of Lyon on August 3, 1924, used an evolution of the 3-valve 2.0 L (1991 cc/121 in ) overhead cam straight-8 engine first seen on the Type 29. Bore was 66 mm and stroke was 100 mm as on many previous Bugatti models. 96 examples were produced.
This powerplant featured five main bearings with an unusual ball bearing system. This allowed the engine to rev to 6000 rpm, and 90 hp (67 kW) was reliably produced. Solid axles with leaf springs were used front and rear, and drum brakes at back, operated by cables, were specified. Alloy wheels were a novelty, as was the hollow front axle for reduced unsprung weight. A rare version was de-bored (to 52 mm) for a total displacement of 1.5 L (1494 cc/91 in).