It was August 26th, 1947. His last words at the Molsheim Estate were, "You must keep the factory going."
|Ettore Bugatti, 1932|
|Bugatti Type 57C Atlantic|
Then in 1936, in the evening of August 11th, Jean got up from the dinner table, told the family that he'd return in fifteen minutes, went on to the closed-off test track in the Grand Prix-winning Type 57 Tank race car and with a sacrificial yank of the wheel, swerved to avoid a bicyclist and crashed headfirst into a tree.
|The crash site, August 11th, 1936|
|From SPORTS CARS, Trend Book 1956|
|1952 Ghia Exner Bugatti Type 101|
And if you are Bugatti, the King of the Luxury Car Makers, you can't just do as well as the others, you have to blow them away, like they did with the Atlantic coupe, or the Bugatti Royale. You will never sell as many Jaguar look-a-likes as Jaguar will sell of their own cars, so you are already beaten.
|1952 Aston Martin DB2|
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