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GPB Type 59

Ettore Bugatti produced the type 59 racing car in 1933 to meet the extra demands for competing in Grand Prix racing. Only four main works cars were produced.

The car differed from the previous Bugatti cars by having a lower centre of gravity, a more powerful 3.3 litre engine and improved handling capabilities. Altogether a lower and more purposeful looking car.

The type 59 was considered to be the most beautiful racing car ever produced by the Bugatti stable and in many peopleís eyes the epitomy of the pre-war racing cars.

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Ted Riley of GPB Replicars, a life long Bugatti disciple has used his precision engineering skills to capture the spirit of the type 59 in his GPB 59 replica, acclaimed by enthusiasts as one of the most sought after precision built replicas coming out of the UK.

Tedís philosophy was to produce a precision built high quality Bugatti replica at a price which was realistic to Bugatti enthusiasts. Accepting that to build an exact Bugatti replica engine, gearbox and running gear would have made the price well beyond the reach of most Bugatti enthusiasts as well as not being entirely practical for general road use by modern day standards, a standard Jaguar engine was chosen. The ex-works specifications are as follows using the links below.

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