The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bugatti Type 44. We make the process of selling your Bugatti Type 44 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 Type 44 was a Bugatti Series Production Car built at Molsheim, France between late 1927 through 1930. It was the widest-production variant of this range, with 1,095 produced. This larger touring car used a new 3-valve SOHC 3 L (2991 cc/182 cu in) engine derived from the Type 43’s engine.
Bugatti produced the Type 44 as a mid-size street car built with the same precision and craftsmanship as their race cars. It became their best selling model.
It was built around an inline-8 engine that was similar the Type 35’s with two engine blocks of four cylinders each. Displacing nearly three liters, it produced an ample 80 bhp. It was designed to run quietly and without vibration at up to 4500 rpm, making it a pleasant daily driver.
The engine was an Inline-8 set in a Front Longitudinal position. It used natural aspiration with a single Schebler Carburetor and SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl. The displacement was 2991 cc / 182.52 cu in. The bore was 69 mm / 2.7 in and it had a stroke of 100 mm / 3.9 in. Power output was 59.7 kw / 80 bhp at 4000 rpm.
It rode on a steel chassis and had several choices of bodies. Several French coachbuilders also designed unique bodies for the Type 44 including Weymann, James Young, and Kellner. It was a front engined rear wheel drive car that was stopped by Cable-operated Drum Brakes. It was offered with a 4-speed manual transmission.
After 1930, Bugatti upgraded the model to the Type 49 and offered the 5-litre Type 46 as a more luxurious model.