Bugatti Type 59

Bugatti Type 593.3-litre GP

Identifying Features:
Bugatti piano wire wheels; front springs sliding in blocks above cross tube at front; external multi-tube oil cooler; large lightening holes in frame; external brake compensating chain-work; full width rear springs; De Ram shock absorbers

Years Made
(approx): 1933-36

Number Made:
6 or 7

No of cylinders: 8
Bore x stroke: 72 x 100mm (1933: 72 x 88mm)
Capacity: 3257cc (1933: 2866)
BHP (approx): 250
RPM Limit (prudent): 5500
Camshafts: dohc
Valves (per cylinder): 2
Camshaft drive: Rear, spur gears
Crankshaft bearings: 6 plain, plain rods
Supercharger: Roots
Carburettor: 2 Zenith, 52mm
Ignition: Scintilla Vertex magneto
Plugs per cylinder: 1
Firing Order: 1, 5, 3, 7, 4, 8, 2, 6

Type: Dry, multi-plate, all metal

Location: Separate, central, 4-speed and reverse
Gear change lever: external

Rear Axle:
Normal Ratio: Double reduction, 2.9 to 4.5 available

Wheelbase: 102.3in (2.60m)
Track: 49.2in (1.25m)
Weight (approx): 1650lb (750kg)

Location and Type: 4-wheel cable operated

Type: Bugatti piano wire
Tyre size: original and modern fitment, 5.25 to 6.00 x 19

Crossbreeding with Other Types:
Engine basically dry sump version of T57SC


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