The first of the
Type 35 Bugattis was built in 1923. They were
available with various letter designations, for
example the Type 35B and the Type 35C had a 2.3
litre and a 2.0 litre engine respectively. This
car had the rare distinction of being capable of
winning Grand Prix and also being available for
sale to amateurs.
model is a very good representation. Even the
wheels show the unique spokes used to force
cooling air over the breaking system.
The first models
were issued in blue with grey knobbly tyres. Soon
the tyres were changed to black with fine or
knobbly variations. From 1965 the models were
produced in red with no further colour variations
until its withdrawal in 1967.
examples of the commonest issues of both colour
schemes can be found between £20 and £40. The
scarcest issues are the final issue of the blue
model having a white dash board rather than the
more usual red, and the final model issued in red
having a black dashboard rather than the more
usual white. Both these models are extremely hard
to find and can reach prices in excess of £400.