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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Here's the 1955 Bugatti Brown weird appearance

Many amazing things related to the automotive world are around us which able to make us and many people amazed while we've first seen them. Something extraordinary can be interpreted as the work of geniuses in their fields.
1955 Bugatti Brown is built by an Anglo-French sculptor named James-Jacques Brown based on the 1938 Bugatti T57S chassis and while on display at the InterClassics 2015 held in Brussel. (Picture from: Automag.be)
This also happened to us, when surfing in cyberspace and found out there's an unusual-shaped Bugatti. Yes, in the time we browsed the Google search results and drove us at a minor Japanese site called Minkara, we were amazed to see the car figure in there, especially when we found out that the car was built based on the rarest Bugatti's models.
1955 Bugatti Brown built by James-Jacques Brown and is sat on display at the Autoworld in Brussel. (Picture from: Mr. Wouter Bregman's photo on Flickr)
Well, as an automotive enthusiast, of course you have understood and knew that Bugatti is one of the most famous premium car brands and has a long history in the automotive world. Even we all also know that the Bugatti T57S was the rarest models of those French's brands.
1955 Bugatti Brown built by James-Jacques Brown and is sat on display at the Autoworld in Brussel. (Picture from: Undiscoveredclassic.com)
James-Jacques Brown (October 22,
1918 – December 21, 1991).
(Picture
from:
Auto-Satisfaction.be)
As quoted of Historicautopro site, the unique modified car mentioned above was built based on the old-1938 Bugatti T57S chassis with an aerodynamic-styled bodywork made of polyester resin by an Anglo-French sculptor named James-Jacques Brown in 1952 and later known as the Bugatti Brown. Upon completion, then the unique stylish car was introduced to the public for the first time at the 1955 Salon de l'Automobile de Paris. In the time could be said that the car received great applaused by the audiences during the event.
1955 Bugatti Brown built by James-Jacques Brown and is sat on display at the Autoworld in Brussel. (Picture from: Undiscoveredclassic.com)
After that James-Jacques Brown was in his prime as an artist, continuing his work as a painter and sculptor by using the fiberglass and exhibiting his works around the globe. Until in between 1969 and 1975, when he found the fact that polyester resin had a deleterious effect. Then slowly but sure, his conditions changed drastically, had serious health problems, and sank into depression so he was no longer able to work properly. And finally, he died at the end of 1991.
1955 Bugatti Brown built by James-Jacques Brown and is sat on display at the Autoworld in Brussel. (Picture from: Postwarclassic.com)
As quoted of the sites of Auto-Satisfaction, and Historicautopro, the Anglo-French artist built 2 cars using in such bodywork (on chassis #57645 and #57723), which was originally for commercial purposes (but never became a reality).
This was probably the second unit of the 1955 Bugatti Brown built by James-Jacques Brown. (Picture from: Auto-Satisfaction.be)
Unfortunetely, only 1 unit is known in existence, while the other unit is unknown. But from some old photos, we can be knew what is the figure of the car that has been considered missing. And from the same photos we can also seen the difference when compared to the still existed car today is laid on the front air intake and windshield wipers.
The 1955 Bugatti Brown was found neglected in the 1980s at the backyard of a restoration workshop in France. (Picture from: Prewarcar.com)
This makes the unique Bugatti condition languish and neglected. When it found in the 1980s, the Bugatti Brown's body laid roten in the backyard of a restoration workshop in France, without the original chassis. After the recovery process is completed, then it's taken to Autoworld Brussel to be displayed there with no machine and leaning on tubular structures (some said, it was a VW's floorpan).
The 1955 Bugatti Brown was found neglected in the 1980s at the backyard of a restoration workshop in France. (Picture from: Prewarcar.com)
As quoted of the InterClassics site, the unusual styled Bugatti car was last exhibited at an automotive event titled the InterClassics which held in Brussels back in the 2015. Now if you are interested and wanted to see it, please come to the Autoworld in Brussels, Belgium.

That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to these unique-shaped Bugatti Brown or if You know the existence of the second Bugatti Brown unit, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MINKARA | HISTORYCARPRO | AUTO-SATISFACTION | INTERCLASSICS | AUTOMAG | PREWARCAR | ITALIANCAR | AUTOPUZZLES | UNDISCOVEREDCLASSICS | POSTWARCLASSIC | FLICKR ]
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