Ettore Bugatti built his first Type 35 in 1924, and by 1931, the company rolled out more than 300 of these racing cars in different specifications. Today, finding an original example is a huge undertaking, but those looking for the driving experience instead of just an investment can always call Argentina's Pur Sang.
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For about quarter of a million dollars, Pur Sang creates perfect copies, featuring such minor alterations as the 2.3 OVH straight-8's different firing order and an upgrade to a plain-bearing crank. Bugatti's engine design features three valves per cylinder and a Roots-type supercharger, granting nearly 100 horsepower in the car weighing 1650 lbs.
Looking at the negative camber from behind a massive wooden steering wheel, Drive Tribe's Jethro Bovingdon got involved with the upside-down H-pattern four-speed gearbox, the period correct brakes and the overall challenge of mastering what's probably still the easiest driving pre-war race car in existence.