The Bugatti Trust is an independent Charitable Trust whose objectives are to preserve and make available for study the works of Ettore Bugatti.
Ettore Bugatti took to designing light cars during the first decade of the 20th Century when the convention was to build heavy models with large engines. His design for a light car weighing 350kg with 855cc engine developing 10hp had numerous original and patented features and was taken up by Peugeot. The contract he signed with the Company in August 1911 resulted in it building more than 4000 of the Peugeot Bébé over the next decade. The contract was extremely profitable for Bugatti and gave him the means to fully equip his factory at Molsheim.
The Bugatti Trust was formed in 1987 by the late Hugh Conway supported by a small group of Bugatti enthusiasts. Hugh Conway was an acknowledged expert on Bugatti history and well known internationally through his books, other writings and personal contacts. His remarkable collection of period photographs, technical drawings, letters and articles form the basis of the Bugatti Trust archive which we continue to expand and develop.
Access to our archive was significantly enhanced in 1990 through the opening of our Prescott Visitor Centre (pictured above) by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Since then we have been able to put on display many examples of Ettore Bugatti’s work.
Our aim is to promote the works of Ettore Bugatti and to raise awareness of the importance of aesthetics and integrated design in engineering by his example.
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