1935 Bugatti Junior Type 55 Go-Kart
The Type 55 is one of the ultimate road going Bugatti sports cars. Built from 1931–35, it utilized pieces from Bugatti's Grand Prix racers, including its chassis and its supercharged 2.3-liter double overhead-cam V-8. Typically, good examples of these rare racers sell in the millions.
For consignment a 1/3 version of the Classic 1935 Bugatti Type 55 in go kart form. Powered by a direct drive via chain, a 144cc Honda engine puts out a whopping 3.5 HP. Bodywork is all lightweight fiberglass and retains features that were fairly common on the original version. Now you can really say you own a Bugatti!
Two tone fiberglass is molded to 1/3 scale of the original with somewhat overall lower proportions than the actual car. Still though it looks great with its cowled hood, low profile swooped down cockpit entry and corresponding exterior fender and running board setup. It retains its shield styled chrome grille and flanking single large head lighting mounted to a dissecting horizontal bar. Red and black play with the lines of this car adding some curvaceousness to the front and allowing the body to take over for the remainder of the car all in deep black. Right down to the glass windscreen with chromed holders this car speaks of its heritage. Spoked wheels are open all 4 corners as well as the rear mounted spare.
A center mounted large padded steering wheel sits in front of a simple black dash with one toggle switch for the headlights. A red tuck and roll bench is string on the metal floor and the gas and brake are on the floorboard. A badge in the dash signifies this is indeed number 519 of the 1500 built by Stimulations Constructeur...bonsoir mon ami!
Honda provides the 144cc 3.5 HP engine with a 1-barrel carburetor. This car is direct drive without a clutch so it presumably will take two to start the car...one to pull the starter when it's in the air and the second to be seated for when after it starts to press the gas and go upon the let down by the starter! The car does sport mechanical brakes.
It's now or never, your chance to actually own a Bugatti, albeit a replica go kart, it is much like the original and made in France.
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.