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#550628 - 29/12/18 07:41 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
Rob Thornton Offline

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Registered: 06/07/15
Posts: 297
Loc: Reading
Stewart, I see where you are coming from. I feel that the standing seams on the wings and along the centre of the car are what makes this an uncomfortable design to behold.
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#550644 - 29/12/18 09:05 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
TimG Offline
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Registered: 01/11/13
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The Atlantic is an ugly duck compared to a Type 41 Royale, 12.7 litre straight 8, 3175kg. Seven were built, Ettore Bugatti wrecked one. I think this Coupe Napoleon is best, there are Berline, cabriolet & roadsters.
I saw one in the Schlumpf Collection in Mulhouse in a total of 120 Bugatti. Not sure if its true but spare engines were said to have gone into railway locos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILk09iml2us

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#550646 - 29/12/18 09:37 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: TimG]
pandy Offline

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Registered: 12/04/11
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Originally Posted By TimG
The Atlantic is an ugly duck compared to a Type 41 Royale,


How dare you !!?

Do you want to repeat that outside ? swear
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#550649 - 29/12/18 09:51 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: pandy]
Stewart S Offline
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Originally Posted By pandy
Originally Posted By TimG
The Atlantic is an ugly duck compared to a Type 41 Royale,


How dare you !!?

Do you want to repeat that outside ? swear


Paint it matt grey and it would look like a VW war experiment hide
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#550661 - 29/12/18 11:04 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: TimG]
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Registered: 15/04/14
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Originally Posted By TimG
I saw one in the Schlumpf Collection in Mulhouse in a total of 120 Bugatti.

So 1 would be a Bugattum.
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#550671 - 29/12/18 11:39 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
sospan Offline
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Registered: 31/05/10
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Howard posted this link.
https://www.sportscardigest.com/
I went in and found this....
https://automobility.stanford.edu/
Searching found some good stuff including an article about the Atlantique.
Go have a browse.
Good find, Howard thumbs
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#550683 - 29/12/18 12:39 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
Burgundymog Offline

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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Essex
Tho only thing I like about it is the chest killer steering wheel stirpot
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#550708 - 29/12/18 03:28 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
lowebird Offline
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My favourite Bugatti is the Type 55 Roadster but why are they soooo expensive? One of my good friends has a Type 44 saloon and boy, for an old car it can really move.
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#550712 - 29/12/18 03:59 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: lowebird]
Hamwich Offline

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Originally Posted By lowebird
My favourite Bugatti is the Type 55 Roadster but why are they soooo expensive?


Sadly a result of two factors:

1. Lots of other people agree with you
2. They only made 38 of them

Since we can't travel back in time and make more of them, the only answer is to start a world-wide movement to persuade everyone else that they are actually rubbish so that no-one will want one apart from you. Then you'll be able to buy them all at a knock-down price!
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#550846 - 30/12/18 12:17 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: Hamwich]
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
Originally Posted By lowebird
My favourite Bugatti is the Type 55 Roadster but why are they soooo expensive?


Sadly a result of two factors:

1. Lots of other people agree with you
2. They only made 38 of them

Since we can't travel back in time and make more of them, the only answer is to start a world-wide movement to persuade everyone else that they are actually rubbish so that no-one will want one apart from you. Then you'll be able to buy them all at a knock-down price!


Why not everybody else seems to notworthy
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