The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bugatti Type 49. We make the process of selling your Bugatti Type 49 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Bugatti Type 49 was an enclosed top sporty touring car, built between 1930-34, similar to the earlier Type 44 model. The Type 49 was the last of the eight-cylinder Bugatti series which began with the Type 30. The Type 49 featured a straight-8 engine of 3.3 L (3257 cc/198 cu in) displacement. Bore and stroke were 72 mm by 100 mm and three valves per cylinder were used with a single overhead camshaft. Its gearbox was particularly well designed and would later be reused on the Type 55.
The twin-plug, three-valves-per-cylinder single overhead camshaft engine in the Type 49 Bugatti was the best of the early 8 cylinder Bugatti engines. They were more reliable and predictable than the earlier Bugattis, giving it a reputation for reliability and ruggedness.
The body and chassis were steel, which were stopped by Cable-Operated Drums on front and rear brakes. The front suspension was Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs and the rear suspension was Live Axle w/Quarter-Elliptic Leaf Springs. It used a 4-Speed Manual transmission.
Reviewers of the day enjoyed the smooth ride and spirited performance. About 470 examples of the Bugatti Type 49 were built. Very few of these exist today. Like other early Bugatti cars, they can fetch hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars at auction.