Baby Bugatti & the Heart-stopping Schlumpf Collection

Ettore Bugatti made only 499 of the Baby Bugatti, Type 52, between 1927 and 1930. These were the Gatsby years. Luxury was OK, and the Great Depression of the ’30s was beyond the horizon. Bugatti sold his Babies to the rich and famous: future kings and scions of industrial and banking fortunes. The Baby’s speed was about 17 km/h (10 mph), contrasting with the 210 km/h for some of his full-size bodies.

Like the originals, our limited edition reproductions of this unique item are based on an original Baby Bugatti purchased at a London auction. Handmade aluminum coachwork and frame, cast aluminum wheels, leather seat and bonnet straps, chrome-finished bronze radiator, and more. Best if savored in person, simply to appreciate this Baby in its full and spectacular splendor. (Note: the Authentic Models Baby Bugatti is perfect home decor, and is not intended for actual use. It does not come with a motor or conversion kit.)

Our friends over at Collector’s Car World recommended a fabulous article from Sports Car Digest. It literally stopped us in our tracks with their article (and beautiful photography) of the Schlumpf Collection – Profile, Photo Gallery and History, the most prestigious automobile collection in the world.

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Photo courtesy of Leigh Dorrington for Sports Car Digest.


~ by authenticmodels on February 17, 2011.

4 Responses to “Baby Bugatti & the Heart-stopping Schlumpf Collection”

  1. Glad you like the Schlumpf article – it’s a great piece on a fantastic museum. One correction however – the article was created and published by Sports Car Digest. The site you referenced uses SCD’s content on their site, but they do not publish any unique content. Thanks!

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