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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Did You know the gorgeous classic Paul Arzens' whales?

Maybe some of you still remember the article we wrote and published some time ago about the figure of a tiny car known as L'Oeuf or L'Oeuf Electrique (Electric Egg). This futuristic car was made by French visionary artist, industrial designer and engineer named Paul Arzens in 1942.
1938 La Baleine, an almost 7 meters long two-seater cabriolet built on a 1920s old Buick chassis by Paul Arzens. (Picture from: Carsthatnevermadeitetc)
As quoted from Wikipedia, apart from designing and making the unique car mentioned above, it turns out that Paul Arzens had previously designed and made another unique car known as La Baleine (the whale) twice. It seems that the car's name in addition referring to its size is also to its design which resembles to those biggest marine mammal at glance.
1938 La Baleine featured with the integrated headlights, a panoramic curved windshield (made of the plexiglas) and a proto-pontoon format style. (Picture from: Carsthatnevermadeitetc)
The first prototype of La Baleine was a sleek and attractive two-seater cabriolet built in 1937 - 1938 on a 1920s old Buick chassis. The car, which is nearly 7 meters long, is powered by a 3.5 liter (214 cubic inch) six-cylinder engine and is claimed to be capable of producing enough power to carry it to a top speed of 160 kph.
1938 La Baleine now sat on display as one of the many collections that are incorporated in the Bugattis of the Schlumpf Collection at the Cité de l'Automobile in Mulhouse, France. (Picture from: Carsthatnevermadeitetc)
This gorgeous car figure features integrated headlights, a panoramic curved windshield (made of the plexiglas) and a proto-pontoon format style, a design that was later anticipated to be the sports car of the 1950s and 1960s. It was remained one-off and once featured in the famous Tintin cartoon series.
1938 La Baleine was remained one-off and once featured in the famous Tintin cartoon series. (Picture from: Carsthatnevermadeitetc)
Then the 2nd prototype of La Baliene was made by Paul Arzens two years after the first. At that time France was during the German occupation which made the fuel especially gasoline for civilians use, being scarce. Due to it was made in difficult conditions for fuel, Paul Arzens made it as an electric powered vehicle sourced of the accumulator batteries that weighs 1,100 kg.
1938 La Baleine powered by a 3.5 liter (214 cubic inch) six-cylinder engine and is claimed to be capable of producing enough power to carry it to a top speed of 160 kph. (Picture from: Carsthatnevermadeitetc)
The second La Belaine prototype is made similar to the first (at least on the exterior), but is built on the chassis of an old Fiat which is much lighter than the Buick. The electric motor of this car is claimed capable of generating the power around 10 hp with a range of 200 km at speeds ranging from 65/70 kph.
The electric version of La Baleine (2nd prototype) while on driving by Paul Arzens in the 1942. (Picture from: Bubblemania)
Today, the first La Belaine prototype of 1937 together with the 1942 L'Oeuf Electrique are one of the many collections that are incorporated in the Bugattis of the Schlumpf Collection in the place what has become the Cité de l'Automobile in Mulhouse, France. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | CARSTHATNEVERMADEITETC | LAUTOMOBILEANCIENNE | BUBBLEMANIA ]
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Friday, March 5, 2021

A unique French two-wheeled car called Pagnon Mauto

In its development after World War II, in France had ever developed a two-wheeled vehicle style called a mauto (two-wheeled car). This style presented a unique scooter figure made by Armand Pagnon, a railcars development engineer worked for Renault. In his spare time, he built this mauto-style scooter by his-owned hand in his Nancy-located garage in 1955.
1955 Pagnon Mauto unique scooter built by Armand Pagnon while sat on display at the Auto Motocycle Museum, the French's Châtellerault-located bicycles, motor-cars, motor bikes and scooters museum. (Picture from: Stabilcar)
Actually, there's no official name for the scooter model, however here we will refer to it as the Pagnon Mauto (as a homage to its maker). After completion of construction, then the scooter was shown on display and presented to the public for the first time at the 1957 Salon de l'Automobile de Paris (Paris Auto Salon). 
1955 Pagnon Mauto unique scooter has been designed in such a way with a high windshield and proper front shield that the rider and passenger (if any) are effectively protected of the wind and rain exposure. (Picture from: Stabilcar)
This Pagnon Mauto has been designed in such a way that the rider and passenger (if any) are effectively protected of the wind and rain exposure. This is because the the scooter design adopts a unique appearance with a seating position in short distance from the floor, coupled with a high windshield and proper front shield.
The sketch of the Pagnon Mauto with a 125 cc two-stroke engine from Ultima (Lyon), which is coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system which is operated through the right-handlebar. (Picture from: Stabilcar)
For the bodywork of this unique scooter, Pagnon then gave the to the Eslassant company that specializes in the production of racing cars by using the moulding machine. The Pagnon-made scooter is powered a 125 cc two-stroke engine from Ultima (Lyon), which is coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system which is operated through the right-handlebar.
1955 Pagnon Mauto unique scooter adopted a rear wheel drive system with universal joint of cardan types, and what makes it at glance similar to a car. (Picture from: Stabilcar)
The scooter adopted a rear wheel drive system with universal joint of cardan types, and what makes it at glance similar to a car. And for its suspension system, in the front with the thrust wheels and Neiman ring. While in the rear features a deformable parallelogram and a triple of Neiman rings. And the steering is moved to the back by a cardan coupling as well. There is something confusing about the scooter riding, when you turn the handlebar to the right, it leans to the left (considered could be dangerous).
1955 Pagnon Mauto unique scooter powered by two-stroke engine from Ultima (Lyon), which is coupled with a 4-speed manual transmission system which is operated through the right-handlebar. (Picture from: Alienor.Org)
This may be due to the fork designs so that movement is transmitted to the handlebars with a cardan clutch, but most importantly, if we believe the sketch published by the "scooter review", this fork hunt is not a good fit. However this did not prevent Armand Pagnon, the builder from taking the Metz-Paris trip to present the scooter at the 1957 Paris Motor Show along with his brother as a passenger in the back.
This three-wheeled vehicle had a similar design to the scooter mentioned before and also designed by Armand Pagnon. (Picture from: Stabilcar)
Besides designed and built this unique scooter like the one above, it turns out that Armand Pagnon also had time to design (only on paper) a three-wheeled vehicle had a similar design to the scooter above (called the Tri-Pagnon), but until today never been made into real one
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This prototype is the only scooter made by Armand Pagnon, and after several decades it was restored by Yves Dumez, who later in the 1999 sold it to the Auto Motocycle Museum, the French's Châtellerault-located bicycles, motor-cars, motor bikes and scooters museum.

That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information relate to the Pagnon Mauto, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops.....*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | STABILCAR | ALIENOR.ORG ] 
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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.😢 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.😭 Its fate is similar to the 1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermecanicca), known also as the other Franco Scaglione's beautiful car creations.😒

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Monday, March 1, 2021

The flying scooter in between reality and fictional

'Flying like a bird,' may be one of humanity's longstanding obsessions. And now maybe part of that obsession has been fulfilled with the invention of the airplane. Why only partly, because humans always try to develop it continuously up to a certain point of achievement which is considered to be the most recent or become what it should be. When was that accomplished? No one knows.
Vespa Alpha played a role as the Dick Smart's sophisticated rides in a spy action movie titled 'Dick Smart 2.007' released in 1967. (Picture from: Gensindo)
In the context of the scooter, which we know as a two-wheeled vehicle that experienced its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, has there ever been the creation of a flying scooter, both fictional and reality?

In fiction, this has been illustrated by a well-known Belgian writer named André Franquin in his famous comic strips entitled 'Spirou et Fantasio' which published from 1947 to 1969. Well, in those comic strips he illustrated neatly a yellow-colored flying scooter named Zandajet
The amazing Zandajet flying scooter model is built based of the André Franquin's comic illustrations and sat on display at the 2006 Exposition Le Monde de Franquin in Brussels. (Picture from: Meinekleinfabrik)
Although this  yellow-colored scooter can only fly in comic books, it has actually been brought to the real world in a 1 : 1 scaled model to homage to the author and has been exhibited at the 2006 Exposition Le Monde de Franquin which was held in Brussels.
Vespa Alpha built by Piaggio in collaboration with Alpha Willis, a British company for the shooting purpose of a movie titled 'Dick Smart 2.007' in the 1967 and now sat on display at the Vespa Museum in Tuscany. (Picture from: Gensindo)
In reality, there's an Italian company called Piaggio which is also known as one of the world's scooter pioneers as well as the largest and most successful scooter manufacturer to date turn out has ever made a flying scooter named Vespa Alpha in 1967. As we all know that before producing scooters, this Italian company is a manufacturing company that is familiar with the world of aviation until today.

The Vespa Alpha was built by Piaggio in collaboration with Alpha Willis, a British company for the shooting purpose of a movie titled 'Dick Smart 2.007', starring Richard Wyler, Margaret Lee, Rosanna Tapados in the 1967.
Only in the movie, the Vespa Alpha is described as having extraordinary abilities, not only can it be used to go fast on the highway, fly like a helicopter, it can also function as a submarine. (Picture from: Vespacountry)
The Dick Smart's sophisticated scooter built based of the Vespa 180 Super Sport and powered by 2-stroke single cylinder 180cc engine which in the standard condition is claimed able to run up to top speed of 105kph on the streets.

In the movie, the Vespa Alpha is described as having extraordinary abilities, not only can it be used to go fast on the highway, fly like a helicopter, it can also function as a submarine. The flying scooter's front is resembled like a tilapia fish. Moreover, there is a lamp that looks like a fish's eye and a hole in the muzzle is added as the fish's mouth.
Vespa Alpha built is built based of Vespa 180 Super Sport and powered by a single cylinder 2-stroke 180 cc engine. (Picture from: Arttrav)
Even though it looks like a helicopter, we believe that the Vespa Alpha cannot fly at all, especially if it is used as a submarine. As mentioned before, it built just for the movie making and furthermore its shape and condition are not proper being a flying vehicle or submarine. Yes, at least the scooter can still be used for speeding on the streets, if you look at the engine specifications. 
That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to the Piaggio's Vespa Alpha flying scooters, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article. 

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MUSEOPIAGGIOMEINEKLEINFABRIK | VESPARESTORATION ]
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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.🙏
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.😉

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. 👉 Wanna see another unique Rolls-Royce car? 👈 *** [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-Prés. (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 prête 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 prête mes yeux qu'a Marchal". Meow!😺

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.😿

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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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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