Detailed Model Cars

Bugatti Type 50 Profilee Coupe

 

This model is based on the Pocher Bugatti Type 50 Profilee Coupe and incorporates all of the working features of that kit, including working

crankshaft , pistons, camshafts, and valves, as well as the usual working doors, hoods, trunk lid and roll-up windows.  In addition the the

working steering and suspension of the kit, this model has been modified to have working throttle linkages, swing-out windshield, and

 pedal-activated brakelights.  In total, there were about 6 prototype Bugatti Profilee coupes erected on the Type 50 chassis. 

 Two of these remarkable cars survive, and one is currently on display at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California

which was the inspiration for this car.

 

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The digital photos on this site are unaltered.  Well, 'unaltered' may be a bit of an exaggeration, but for the most part they bear

some semblance to the models depicted.  If you see dust, the image is dead nuts on.  If there is no dust, it is something of a crapshoot, but

captures the essence of the model without the distractions of  background clutter and pet hair and  the odd insect wing or bird dropping.