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Type 35 C, Chassis 4843
Delivered in February 1927 to Alberto Musy , the official Bugatti importer in Torino, for
Renato Balestrero, whose name appears in the delivery list of the factory. Within two weeks, he started racing it.|
Balestrero raced as a private driver , entering at least 11 official races with the Bugatti. Sometimes he raced
on successive weekends, meaning that he went from one race to the next. As he lived in Luca, in the center of the
country, he probably drove events by public road. Interestingly he did not have any need to rebuild or repair the car.
These are the races Balestrero entered with his Bugatti Type 35C and the results:|
He did not enter any races at all in 1928 for reasons we are not aware of. The car was sold around 1935. It may have had an engine problem.
It disappeared from circulation for twenty four years. We have not found any race results for these years.
Rumors had it that there had been a serious accident. But this seems unlikely as the frame, when purchased
by Henri Novo of Paris was completely straight and showed no signs of having been in an accident.|
Ten years later it was acquired by Dick Crossthwaite who imported the car to Buxted in Sussex, where he had started a vintage car restoration business with his friend John Gardiner. Their first restoration was the Type 35B no. 4965 of Neil Corner, one of the best rebuilds at that time. It put Dick and John on the map, and they rebuilt 4843 for the current owner , who had seen it standing in a corner of their workshop.
The frame 4843 number is 388. Another car, 4802 has frame 389. Both were made in Jan-Febr. 1927.
The car had no engine and no gearbox, but stood on its axles . At that time, Molsheim offered spares and old parts were easy to come by. Novo had piles of parts available at Vitry where he had his shop. The body was made by Peels for Crosthwaite and Gardiner and it was equipped with mudguards and lighting. In the UK racing cars had to have mudguards to be used on public roads. Instruments are the originals, so is the magneto. In order to entice his wife to drive in the Type 35 C, two racing screens were added, as well a luggage carrier for comfort.
The gearbox received a newly cast carrier for the electric starter, and the generator, which of course no pure
racing car ever carried, was installed in a proper Molsheim cast support on the front bulkhead. The radiator
Fortunately an original engine was found up, out of 4535, which was a 35A, a car still existing. The sump
had been cut in two but was rewelded by Crossthwaite. At the same time ,it received a new roller
crankshaft, which has run well for the last 30 years. The frame when found was painted red, and it carries
the proper number in the end cross member. It was checked by David Sewell, which led to the conclusion that
it had come out of the factory in February 1927 within a long run of 37’s. The rear axle differential carries
a 14x54 gearing, as is common for this type. The front axle is also the original. The blower has a number
127, and seems to be of more recent manufacture. The wheels are new of course, (big drums) and so are the hubs,
made in 1972 by Crossthwaite. |
After the restoration it has been driven extensively, including a participation in the Mille Miglia.|
There are extensive records of the 24 events the T35C participated in since the rebuild. For example, in the SSR (Swiss Summer Rallye) of 2005 , it was taken up and down 29 mountain passes in and around Geneva. The owner organized 10 SSR’s, each amounting to 1000 kms. After 30 years two new cylinder blocks were installed, and a fan put behind the radiator. Today it runs at 65-75 degrees centigrade. David Sewell did research on the car, and confirmed the construction date and delivery date from Molsheim. Sandy Leith believes that it could also be car no.4839, in spite of the fact that the number 4843 is connected with Ballestrero ownership in several different places in the historic documentation. Provenance is not continuous since 1927. It is known between 1927 and 1934 and between 1958 and 2018.
1934 Bugatti T57 Ventoux
Chassis 57119, Cotal Gearbox
This original series 1 type 57 closed Ventoux is the first Ventoux ever made and is the only T57 equiped with an off-factory softtop. The T57 has a continuous provenance and comes with a fully documented inspection- and provenance report of the highly respected Bugatti expert Kees Jansen, the author of several Bugatti Registers. (the Dutch Belgian Registers- 4 volumes and the fourth volume of the American Bugatti Register) Included with the car is the FIVA card with a domination A3 (Original/restored).|
History: the series 1 rolling chassis 57119 with engine 34 was produced in March 1934. It had been ordered on March 7 as one of the first 57 orders by a close friend of Jean Bugatti, Jerome Wagner. The order was delayed and the factory made Coach Ventoux body, designed by the factory employee Joseph Walter with Havane coloured leather was finished in June 1934. It had a open roof and three hinges for the doors. The adjustable shock absorbers which were only available as a option for the early types 57 were also fitted to the car. This car has the splitted front axle which was a prototype axle only fitted to the first 6 cars or so. As said the 57 was sold straight from the company to Jerome Wagner, a brewer in Mutzig, dated on 2 June 1934 in the factory books. He already registered the car in Strasbourg as 7372-NV2 on 14 May 1934. He drove the 57 for five years until 11 July 1939 when it was sold to Dr. Pierre Muller in Strasbourg, so it kept its license plate. In 1949 the 57 was sold to garage Waeffler, also in Strasbourg. It was then sold to Henri Meurdra in 1950, a true Bugattiste and trader in Bugattis. The family of Henri Meurdra used the car for a wedding in 1950 or 51. On 14 June 1951 the car was sold to Paris and registered 1175 AK 75 by the new owner Geo Lepere. He sold the 57 in 1959 to Phillippe Berlin in Neuilly-sur-Seine who reported it to Hugh Conway for inclusion in the second and third Bugatti World Register. The next owner was Philippe Charbonneaux. In 1965 the 57 was sold to the Bugattisti brothers van Ramhorst. They drove the car to Holland and restored it. The 57 was registered in Holland as FS-68-84 in 1965. The 57 was a participant at many meetings of the Bugatti Club Nederland and also at the 1975 International Bugatti Rally held in Holland. In 1984 the 57 was sold to France and registered 6967 TL 67. The 57 ended up with Bernard Merian, a succesfull French entrepreneur who also owned the Bugatti Atalante 57432. He again embarked on a restoration and asked the help of the son of the first owner Roland Wagner, president of La Fondation Bugatti, in order to have it restored to its Original state and colour. He sold the 57 in 1993 to Patrick Friedli, a very staunch Bugattist registered as 967 ZM 67. When he moved to Beaune in 2008 he registered the car as 1738 XV 21 in the Cote dÓr. Patrick Friedli used the car for several occasions, one of the most important was that this 57 was used to drive Francois Rinaldi to the church for his wedding with Caroline Bugatti in 1998. Patrick owned the 57 for almost 20 years when he decided to sell it to Bugatti trader Bruno Vendiesse, who sold the 57 to the present owner.
1925 Bugatti T35A Grand Prix
This original 1925 Bugatti 35A is the 2017 ZOUTE GP OVERALL WINNER.
The GP consisted of 230 cars, with first delivery date up to 1968! Also among the competitors were the factory teams of BMW and Porsche.|
This superb 1925 Bugatti Grand Prix 35A 4652 comes fully documented with a provenance- and inspection report dated 3 March 2018. The reports are made by the highly respected Bugatti expert Kees Jansen, the author of several Bugatti Registers. (the Dutch Belgian Registers -4 volumes and the fourth volume of the American Bugatti Register)
The conclusion of the report is: This is a highly unique car that has been preserved to its 1949 state when it was last used as a professional racecar. The 35 also comes with a FIVA card A/3 (Original/restored) and is Mille Miglia eligible.
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S
1, Château St. Jean
67120 Molsheim France
Liaison office Lausanne
Phone: +41 21 601 4141
Fax: +41 21 601 4142
We remanufacture Type 35, Type 43, Type 52 and the vice with its supports.
Commercial director: John Bothwell
Arg mobile: +54.911.3475.1247
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My old site for the Guild (incorrect contact info)
Bugatelier en Alsace
?Tel: +33 (0) 674 44 74 59
Ventoux Moteurs Engineering (Laurent Rondoni)
56 Bd Louis Giraud
Tel: 0033 4 90 60 23 98
Fax: 0033 4 90 60 51 75
We are specialised in restauration and service of Bugatti cars, located in southern germany near the austrian border.
Frank Slopsma, Engineering and engine overhaul
Including Bugattis on offer
1784 PJ Den Helder
Tel.: 0031-(0)681 309 418
Harry's Engineering Service
Phone: +31 523 681140
fax: +31 523 681141
7663 TG Mander
Alan Stanton , Gavin
52 Stewart Street
PH 64 3 669988
FAX 64 3 3665079
Nordell Restorations http://www.nordellrestorations.com/bugatti.html
Crailville Limited Complete Coachbuilding Service Canal Yard, Hayes Road, Southall, Middlesex, England.
Not really specialized on Bugattis, but they are very good in reconstructing bodywork, see their Atlantic
Crosthwaite and Gardiner Tel: +44 (0) 1825 732240,
Fax: +44 (0) 1825 733363
Loads of spare parts, see www.crosthwaiteandgardiner.com
David Sewell, Independent Bugatti Consultant, Green Farm, Middleton-by-Youlgreave, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LS, United Kingdom, Tel./Fax.: +44 (0)1629 636288. Mr. Sewell is an independant Bugatti consultant who for many years was the Registrar of the British Bugatti Owners Club. Services offered include historical research on specific automobiles, valuations and brokerage.
Ivan Dutton Ltd. , Peacehaven Farm, Worminghall Road, Ickford, Aylesbury,Buckinghamshire,HP18 9JE, UK.
His current ventures include:
manufacturing hollow GP axles
T35/43 cylinder blocks
Paper elements oil filters to fit inside standard oil filter
Scintered metal clutches (crash free gear changes)
Dyno testing of engines (including Royal) Info: Jon Rose E-mail: email@example.com
Gentry Restorations Ltd
12 Wornal Park
Phone ++44 (0) 1844 338346
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Farndon Engineering are an established manufacturer of engine block components and have been so for over 30 years. Supplying mainly the autosport and classic markets world-wide we have a reputation for being masters at manufacturing crankshafts, connecting rods and flywheels specifically to our customers needs in batches of one upwards. We can manufacture our components for any engine and have a great deal of experience with Bugatti parts.
If you would like us to send you copies of our product information pack or if you would like to know anything further please contact me at any of the numbers shown below.
Farndon Engineering, Bayton Road, Exhall, Coventry CV7 9EJ, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1203 366910
Fax: +44 (0) 1203 644698
run by John Underwood. He has been building radiators for pre-1940 Bugatti, Bentley, etc since 1983 and is known to many enthusiasts.
The Garth, Usk Road, Caerleon, Gwent NP18 1LQ, tel and fax. +44 (0) 1633 423915
John and his team will restore or build radiators from raw materials and also manufacture cores for resale to private and commercial restorers.
Rod Jolley Coachbuilding Ltd.
37 Gordleton Industrial Park, Sway Road, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8JD, England, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1590 683702
Fax: +44 (0) 1590 683634
Based in the Cotswolds and close to Prescott Hill
Tel: 01285 831694
Mobile: 07710 512586
Fax: 01285 831188
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Owned by Donald Koleman, who is always thrilled to show the shop to visitors!
Competition Motors has done mechanical restorations on several Pebble Beach
Sam Jepson - American speed and custom
Sam Jepson worked with Jim Stranberg, before Jim sold his business.
Jepson's is an independent one-man business, working out of several exceptionally clean metal building on his rural property, situated conveniently close to Denver, and its International airport.
A well-known USA collector has his most challenging Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye, Talbot-Lago and Voisin repair work done these days by Sam.
Since Crossthwaite and Gardner can no longer deliver Type 57 Bugatti engine blocks, Sam took it upon himself to do so. He has carefully machined newly-cast Type 57 blocks. Beautiful workmanship, and they are cast from a far better, modern aluminum alloy, than Ettore was ever able to obtain. Sam's are identical, and superior.
3420 South Country Road 29
Old Foundry Toy Works
We offer professional restoration and repair work to the original Bugatti Type 52 "Baby" as well as modifications and motor installations to the current Authentic Models reproduction of the Type 52, we of course also offer sales of the reproduction model.
1020 South 10th Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47905, USA