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Thursday, March 4, 2021

The special T.50 hypercar made by GMA to tribute the F1 legend's Niki Lauda

Although the production of the GMA T.50 standard version has not started yet, some time ago, Gordon Murray Automotive back shaked the world's automotive fans by launching the T.50 race track version named the GMA T.50s Niki Lauda, its name was inspired by the Formula 1 legend's Niki Lauda.
The special T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar made by GMA to tribute the F1 legend's Niki Lauda. (Picture from: CintaMobil)
For your information, Niki Lauda is an Austrian racer who is highly admired, respected and loved by the Formula One racing fans. He had competed in 171 races and won 25. In his career, Niki Lauda has also won F1 races in 1975, 1977 and 1984. Not only that, he is also known as the only racer who has managed to win the F1 world's championship with two different teams, namely Ferrari and McLaren.
The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar has a quite unique aerodynamic elements, such barge boards are designed to increase airflow to the side ducts, and store the oil cooling system for the engine and transmission(Picture from: CintaMobil)
Niki Lauda (February 22,
1949 – May 20, 2019).
(Picture
from:
Wikipedia)
After retiring, he had a chance to do business in the world of aviation by establishing the Lauda Air. He has also held several senior roles in Formula One management at several teams. Thanks to his cold hands, he managed to bring Mercedes to recruit Lewis Hamilton, a talented young racer who later became world champion in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. Niki Lauda died at the age of 70 in May20, 2019.

Such the standard version T.50 hypercar, the T.50s Niki Lauda has been designed and engineered without any compromised with more extreme specs. The 852 kg weighted race-track version hypercar is then supported by a Cosworth-engineered 3.9 liter V12 drivetrain which is also used on the standard T.50 but in a substantially redesigned version engine so capable of producing up to 725 horsepower.
The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar powered by a Cosworth-engineered 3.9 liter V12 drivetrain which is also used on the standard T.50 but in a substantially redesigned version engine. (Picture from: Id.Motor1)
In addition, the T.50s Niki Lauda is also supported by advanced aerodynamic features, such as a 400 mm sized fan mounted on the rear. The fan is said to generate up to 1,500 kg of downforce for optimal performance.
The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar has similar cabin layout to the McLaren P1, where the driver is positioned in the middle. (Picture from: Id.Motor1)
There's other aerodynamic elements are also attached to the front of the car, such barge boards are designed to increase airflow to the side ducts, and store the oil cooling system for the engine and transmission.
The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar supported by advanced aerodynamic features, such as a 400 mm sized fan mounted on the rear to generate up to 1,500 kg of downforce for optimal performance. (Picture from: CintaMobil)
Meanwhile there are splitters and dive planes attached that stand out enough to reflect the such design also had significant influences to the car's aerodynamics. At the same time, the purity of the shape of the T.50s is not suddenly lost, it remains elegant even though this hypercar was created with a special appearance only driving for the race track purposes.
The GMA T.50s Niki Lauda race track hypercar will only made in limited numbers of 25 units and sold for £3.1 million (Rp.61.4 billion) each, right after the standard version T.50 have been finished to be built. (Picture from: Id.Motor1)
"When we made the McLaren F1 GTR, it was developed from the F1 road car. From the beginning, the T.50s Niki Lauda, ​​was designed in parallel with the T.50. For the T.50, our target is clear, to make the best car for the road use. While for the T.50s Niki Lauda is just as clear, making it the best race track purposed car. In other words, we ask ourselves what is the coolest thing to drive on the track and create a track driving experience like no other car in history?" said the GMA's CEO, Professor Gordon Murray in his written statement.
Furthermore, Gordon Murray Automotive will only produce the T.50s Niki Lauda of 25 units and sell them for £3.1 million (Rp.61.4 billion) each. Its production will begin in the next two years or in January 2023, right after the production of 100 units of the T.50 standard version had been completed. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 ]
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine

Adler was a German manufacturing company was founded in 1880 by Heinrich Klenyer based in Frankfurt and has quite a lot of automotive productions and even aircraft engines. Besides produced various types of motorbikes, scooters are also known to have built some really unique and interesting cars before World War II.
1938 Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine's design adopted the Paul Jaray philosophy by using a feature called a 'spindle' shape inspired by the Zeppelin airship, and cutting it in half through the middle-line to form the car bodywork. (Picture from: Silodrome)
And on their list of employees, there's the name of Hans-Gustav Rohr, a brilliantt engineer who later in the 1938 developed the Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine uses a thermosiphon-cooled four-cylinder engine is utilized gravity-fed oil supply coupled with all-round independent suspension and front-wheel drive.
1938 Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine uses a thermosiphon-cooled four-cylinder engine is utilized gravity-fed oil supply coupled with all-round independent suspension and front-wheel drive. (Picture from: QuirkyRides)
Although those engine only capable of producing about 56 horsepower and actually indicates that it is not a fast vehicle, but Adler managed to turn things by making its car more faster due to it has low drag coefficient. It could be happened, because the car design adopted the Paul Jaray philosophy by using a feature called a 'spindle' shape inspired by the Zeppelin airship, and cutting it in half through the middle-line to form the car bodywork.
1938 Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine's windshield is mounted completely curves nearly 180 degrees, this is to help direct the air around the car rather than above it. (Picture from: Flickr)
After done further testing and design, then it was concluded that greater stability could be achieved when the 'half-spindle' shape was tapered into flat wings on either side of the tapered rear. Meanwhile, at the front, the car's windshield is mounted completely curves nearly 180 degrees, this is to help direct the air around the car rather than above it.
1938 Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine built in limited numbers ie six samples and based on the Trumpf chassis, while each sample is a continuous evolution from the previous one. (Picture from: Flickr)
In the late 1930s, at least six samples of Rennlimousine (German for the racing sedans) were built on the Trumpf chassis, while each sample is a continuous evolution from the previous one. Besides it's tested, demonstrated and exhibited extensively at various events. They are also used in the competitions and for setting records. Sadly, the program was ceased by the outbreak of 2nd World War across Europe.
1938 Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine's design adopted the Paul Jaray philosophy by using a feature called a 'spindle' shape inspired by the Zeppelin airship, and cutting it in half through the middle-line to form the car bodywork. (Picture from: TheCoolist)
In the postwar years, there was a Trumpf Rennlimousine was found while driven like an ordinary car in Ansbach, Northern Bavaria and even registered by the owner and has a plate number of AB 549-485. That's so strange, given that it was a scarce car and made as a racing vehicle and should not be used on public roads.
After being traced and finally discovered, it turned out that the owner at that time had acquired it with a split front bumper, with the license plate in the center and two fog lights. It wore hubcaps over the front wheels and had aluminum strips on the nose and front fender openings. And after its restoration completed, then the car was sold to an American car collector and made its way across the Atlantic.

Since then this classic car has settled in America and has been meticulously maintained. The Adler authorities considered this to be the finest known Rennlimousine anywhere in the world. So it is believed going to fetch a suitably impressive amount (could be in the seven digit range) when it is sold in the auction event. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HEMMINGS | CONCEPTCARZ | QUIRKYRIDES | GRAFZEPPELIN | SILODROME ]
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The lost Fiat-OSCA 1500 Bertone

This time we are in Italy, a beautiful country in Europe which is known for its long and legendary automotive history. Like stars in the sky, countless beautiful cars were produced by the country's renowned and talented experts. Some are still well maintained today, but some are unknown. And one of the Italian beautiful cars whose its existence is unknown is the 1959 Fiat-OSCA 1500 by Bertone.
1959 Fiat-OSCA 1500 Berlinetta by Bertone while sat on display at the Turin Auto Show 1959. (Picture from: ItaliAuto)
As it is well known that OSCA (Officine Specializzate Costruzione Automobili - Fratelli Maserati SpA) is an Italian racing and sports car manufacturer founded by the Maserati brothers in 1947 at San Lazzaro in Savena, Bologna, and sadly the company closed in 1967.๐Ÿ˜ข Its name is usually shortened to OSCA or Osca.
1959 Fiat-OSCA 1500 Berlinetta design clearly saw has a strong American influence on its style with a typical tail "fin". (Picture from: RuoteClassiche)
The beginning of OSCA's involvement with Fiat dates back to the late 1950s, when the Italian carmaker was looking for a reliable and brilliant partner to equip its newest convertible to compete with the rival's talented and highly respected spider called Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
1959 Fiat-OSCA 1500 Berlinetta is designed by the legendary automotive designer, Franco Scaglione while he worked for the Bertone. (Picture from: AllCarIndex)
Then the Italian automaker decided to collaborate with OSCA and the result was the OSCA 1500 Spider powered by a four-cylinder dual-axle drivetrain, which would later manufacture by Fiat under license. It was like a gift that would bring some subsidies to the Maserati brothers' company which at that time had always been lack of money and fortune as their long careers in the world's automotive.

When launched for the first time and exhibited in the Turin Motor Show 1958, the Fiat-OSCA 1500 Spider was accompanied by the Fiat-OSCA 1500 GT, a coupe-shaped prototype designed by Pinin Farina that was no less beautiful.
1960 Fiat-OSCA 1500 Spider is intended to build as the rival for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. (Picture from: BresciaCar)
A year later in the 1959, amidst the busy schedule of the company, in presenting several 1500 convertible versions, they also gave Bertone, another renowned Italian coachbuilder opportunity to present the Fiat-OSCA 1500 Berlinetta. The car was known as the creation of the legendary automotive designer, Franco Scaglione with the appearance looked like a typical American muscle car.

Indeed, overall of the car design clearly saw  has a strong American influence on its style, that's a commonplace was not felt only in the auto industry, but in all sectors of production at that time. As it is known that in the late fifties the automotive tastes of the Americans were specifically marked by a tail "fin" and later this was nicely adopted by the talented designer of those Italian coachbuilder to this Fiat-OSCA 1500 figure.
1958 Fiat-OSCA 1500 GT, a coupe-shaped prototype designed by Pinin Farin. (Picture from: AutoVerCity)
The Bertone's Fiat-OSCA 1500 was presented for the first time at the Turin Motor Show 1959. The car showed the trends of its time, with its fashionable side-cuts coupled with a sleek and thin profiles, with an overall style of the two seater berlinetta reminiscent of neat fusion between the typical Italian and American designs. Video below was not about the Fiat-OSCA 1500 Bertone but the Fiat-OSCA 1500 Spider.
But unfortunately, after the event, the gorgeous car was never put into the production line of the Italian company and its whereabouts are tragically unknown to anyone, as if it just disappeared (gone with the wind), even the photos or pictures that existed and circulated in cyberspace are also not many.๐Ÿ˜ญ Its fate is similar to the 1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermecanicca), known also as the other Franco Scaglione's beautiful car creations.๐Ÿ˜’

And if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this marque, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIWAND | RUOTECLASSICHE | ITALIAUTO | ALLCARINDEX | ARCHIOPROTOTIPO | COACHBUILD | CARSTYLING.RU | MOTORLEGEND | CLASSICCARCATALOGUE ]
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Let's look Uriel, the Justin Bieber's floating Rolls-Royce

It is no secret, if the world's famous singer like Justin Bieber has a wide collection of luxury cars. The public may already know the contents of his garage is filled with many of premium class car models ranging from classic to futuristic styles. But it looks like he is still not satisfied and continues to add his collection.
The one-off Rolls-Royce Uriel built by West Coast Customs based of 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith for Justin Bieber. (Picture from: Insidehook)
Recently, there was a news said that Justin Bieber got a new super luxury car, after an American famous automotive modification house named West Coast Customs has finished the work to build a special car as be commissioned by the singer. And the entire process of working on this car ranging from design to completion has taken up to three years
.
The one-off Rolls-Royce Uriel built by West Coast Customs based of 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith for Justin Bieber. (Picture from: Mobilinanews)
Yes, this world-renowned workshop is managed to have completed the entire process of modifying the Rolls-Royce Wraith owned by the singer into a new futuristic super luxury car given a name of Rolls-Royce Uriel.
2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith used as the car donor for the one-off Rolls-Royce Uriel of Justin Bieber. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
Later its unique name teased our curiosity. Unfortunately there's no detailed explanation regarding its name. Does anyone of You had known why this futuristic car is named Uriel? We thought, there's a special background or even story that has connection with the owner/maker, or something else, so the car got such name. That's We don't know yet. If you know, We hope You willing to share with us.๐Ÿ™
This Rolls-Royce 103EX concept has inspired the only-one Rolls-Royce Uriel creation made only for Justin Bieber. (Picture from: Carbuzz)
In short, this car modification project began when Justin Bieber was struck by the beauty and sophistication of the Rolls-Royce 103EX concept car which was first launched in 2016. Well, after watching it through the media, directly making him interested in owning it, but unfortunately his wishes could not be realized in the time, because the sophisticated car belonging to the British super luxury car manufacturer is not for sale due to it was still in the development stage, aka only a concept car.
The one-off Rolls-Royce Uriel built by West Coast Customs based of 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith for Justin Bieber. (Picture from: Okezone)
But he did not give up and kept trying to make his wishes come true, finally he decided to realize it through the way of modification. Then he contacted and made intense communication with Ryan Friedlinghaus, the CEO of West Coast Customs, and then the process of building the dream car began by modifying or completely overhauling the world's famous singer's Rolls-Royce Wraith into a new looking car with a design inspired by the Rolls-Royce 103EX concept car.
The one-off Rolls-Royce Uriel built by West Coast Customs based of 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith for Justin Bieber. (Picture from: KabarOto)
For your information, the 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith owned by Justin Bieber is an eighth generation car model priced at the US. $330,000 or approx of Rp.4.5 billion. This super luxurious car is equipped with a 6,600 cc turbocharged V12 engine and is capable of producing a maximum power of up to 624 hp and 800 Nm of torque. Then those engine power is transferred via an 8-speed automatic transmission system to drive its rear wheels.

As quoted of the Motor1, all the modifying process of the Wraith into the unique futuristic-styled car is always communicated with the manufacturer in Goodwood, England. And the work starts with a 3D scan of the exterior of Rolls-Royce to find out the exact shape of each body panel. Then these 3D scans are used to create for bespoke body kits prints.
Justin Bieber was accompanied by Ryan Friedlinghaus when he saw the Rolls-Royce Uriel for the first time after it was completed at the West Coast Customs. (Picture from: KabarOto)
Then the work was continued by the bodyworks experts to create the perfect shape for the car, before it was finish by painting it in gloss silver and matte gray colour to support the car's beauty. The most prominent thing from this modification process is the shape of the wheel covers that makes the car look like it's floating. The front and rear bumpers along the side body and fenders have been completely hand-engraved making them very exclusive.

Significant changes are also seen in the audio system used, considering that the owner of this super luxury car is the world's pop star. So what is then installed for his car is of course the best and the most sophisticated ones and is supported by a unique lighting system that includes hidden illuminations along the underside edges. The rims itself is given a touch of silver matte paint in contrast to the black used before. This creation creates the most striking car's effect in the dark. The result, it's looks like a flying car when running on the streets.
Justin Bieber was caught on camera while getting off his newest Rolls-Royce Uriel. (Picture from: Saywho)
As quoted of SayWho, numerous details were updated, like the door handles or the wing mirrors replaced by cameras. While the car is equipped with tailpipes, they’re only for show. The car is said to run on 100% electric power to replace the usual 632 hp V12 engine.๐Ÿ˜‰

After the entire work process is completed, so this unique futuristic car is then handed over to the owner who is none other than Justin Bieber. And his reaction was incredible, he looked speechless and then shed tears of joy when saw the the car for the first time.
It indicated that he pleased to the car result and all hard work of the crews and staffs of the West Coast Customs over three years has been paid off by seen the satisfied customer. All of these events were captured in the West Coast Customs released video when the superstar saw and received the car commissioned by him. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Wanna see another unique Rolls-Royce car? ๐Ÿ‘ˆ *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | AUTOEVOLUTION | INSIDEHOOK | SAYWHO ]
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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Meow! Panhard Le Zebre appeared much too soon before the time it should be

Looking at this car image below as if we are greeted by a large banner that reads 'Welcome to the world of unique vehicles.' Judging from the shape, this car is somewhat unique and can be said to be eccentric because of its unusual design. The car that became known as the Panhard Le Zebre could be said much too soon because appeared before the time it should be.
1953 Panhard Le Zebre was a collaboration result of the French sculptor Jean-Pierre Darnat and silversmith/designer Serge Mouille for Pierre Pothier. (Picture from: Flickr.com)
This retro futuristic two-seater car is built by two French industrial designers, namely Jean-Pierre Darnat (a sculptor) and Serge Mouille (a silversmith and designer of banisters and chandeliers). This unique custom-made car built based on 1953 Panhard X87 owned by Pierre Pothier. As it is known that the car donor is a small car model produced by Panhard, a French car manufacturer between 1952 and 1956.
1953 Panhard Le Zebre posed with Pierre Pothier, the car owner at the Paris district of Saint-Germain-des-Prรฉs. (Picture from: Reddit.com)
As quoted of several sources on the internet, the custom car bodywork was made by hand based of Duralinox, an alloy of lightweight aluminum and magnesium materials. Unfortunately there is not enough data to describe in detail what inspired the car's design when it was started to be built. In our opinion, after seeing the pictures circulating on the Internet, it seems that the car design was inspired by the world of aviation which was becoming a trend in the 1950s.
1953 Panhard Le Zebre built based on the Panhard X87 and made of the duralinox, an alloy of aluminum and magnesium. (Picture from: Customrodder)
It's could be seen clearly on the car's upper construction included its wraparound windshields which is very similar to the one on the jet fighter. Uniquely, the car bodywork does not provide door frames, the only access to enter into the car cabin was jump into through the small gullwing doors attached on the roof just like to access the jet fighter cockpit.
1953 Panhard Le Zebre seem functioned as show car and parked somewhere with the front hood are the writing of "Je ne prรชte mes yeux qu'a Marchal". (Picture from: Automania.be)
Then if You look carefully ranging from the front to the back-ends, the design looks like a stingray. At the front end is given a different color finish (such as metal or silver), there are a pair of headlights, grille and a pair of small lights with metal shell combined in such a way as to form a pair of mini bumpers placed at right-left of the embossed vehicle number plate. Then on top of the hood there is a large scoop, but it is not known whether it is just an accessory or is it used to cool the engine or what? 
1953 Panhard Le Zebre seem functioned as show car and parked somewhere with the body was full advertisements of the 'Marchal' sparkplugs. (Picture from: Automania.be)
While in the side-look, there's large niche around the front wheels and the rear-ends equipped an unusual fender line with small niche. In our opinion, in the rear-end is where the most extreme uniqueness of this custom car laid. And among the many forms that are similar, but we see it like a stingray tail which later many modern fighter planes adopted.

Too bad there is no information about the engine, and it seems that the drivetrain sector has not changed and continues to use the the Panhard X87's original engine, ie. a 745 cc air-cooled 2-cylinder boxer engine is capable of producing power of about 25.7 kW (34.5 hp). And then those power chanelled through a 4-speed manual transmission system to drive its front wheels.
1953 Panhard Le Zebre seem functioned as show car and parked somewhere with the body was full advertisements of the 'Marchal' sparkplugs. (Picture from: Automania.be)
The existence had now to be a mystery and followed by its uses status as well. As mentioned earlier that the car first owner was Pierre Pothier, and there's no-data about the purposed of the car making. But then it seem be functioned as a show car to promote automotive products (possibly by him or somebody else who was the next car owner), because on a website we found several old pictures show this car parked somewhere with the body was full advertisements of the 'Marchal' sparkplugs and on the front hood are the writing of "Je ne prรชte mes yeux qu'a Marchal". Meow!๐Ÿ˜บ

Where's the car now? Although from a comment on the Flickr page from someone who claims to be one of the family of the maker estimated that the car is in Tahiti now, because after it was bought and then brought there. Until today, its whereabouts are now completely unknown.๐Ÿ˜ฟ

That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to these Panhard Le Zebre unique car, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article. Or might be You are willing to see another weird car such the Aurora? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FLICKR | CUSTOMRODDER | REDDIT | AUTOMANIA ]
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Friday, February 26, 2021

It's modern style reinterpretation as the tribute to the 1970 Alpha Romeo Montreal legendary model

A car designing that reflects the accolades of its predecessors and makes it look modern is no easy feat, but Luca Serafini has done it good through his latest creation called the Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT.
2020 Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT concept designed by Luca Serafini. (Picture from: Motor1.com)
He stated, that is intentionally created as a tribute to the Italian manufacturer's history, as well as gave a modern looks to a classic model such the Montreal that is considered one of those Italian brand the best achievement milestones in the 1970s era.
1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal uses as the inspiration sources of the Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT Concept. (Picture from: Piston.my)
Through a radical concept design display, the modern figure of the Montreal Vision GT cannot be underestimated. This can be seen in the design of the front which features a series of chrome accents on the headlamps, to give the futuristic vehicle an aggressive face. Then the traditional Alfa Romeo triangular grille resembles the large NACA duct on the hood, instantly reminiscent of the original Montreal of the 1970s.
2020 Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT concept designed by Luca Serafini. (Picture from: Motor1.com)
Visually, the front fascia has an attractive design, and the concept design is much more classic and efficient than the original. From the side you can see the selection of large diameter rims and tires with an intricate chrome design, as well as four small horizontal vents just behind the door, in tribute to the six vents used by the original Montreal, and positioned in the same area.
2020 Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT concept designed by Luca Serafini. (Picture from: Motor1.com)
Submiting his work on Behance, Serafini reveals that his father once owned Montreal. “Back in 1986 my father bought a shiny orange Alfa Romeo Montreal. All originals except exhaust system, come from Ansa Marmitte. I remember the night he came home with an irregular V8. He parked at the back in the garage. The smoke was rising and the first thing I saw was the red taillights and chrome exhaust, "he was quoted as saying by Carscoops.
Luca Serafini said that his work reminded him of how he felt when he saw his father's car for the first time. "I stare at her. Muscular dynamic and aggressive. Looking at her now I can't feel the same way when I was a kid. So it's been almost 10 years I wanted to give a quick look into the future and feel again about those moments. And finally this is the Vision dress. GT. It's not about stylistic choices or functional engineering. I'm trying to create something that can subjectively bring me back as a kid. Something on four wheels that makes you say, WOW!" *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | MOTOR1 | BEHANCE ]
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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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