Bugatti Type 57 Tyres

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1939 Bugatti Type 57 C Berline 8 Cylinder on 550 x 18 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA Tyres

Bugatti Type 57 1934–1940

  • Pirelli make a 550 x 18 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA which is the best tyre for a Bugatti type 57.
  • There is also the Michelin 5.50 x 18 D.R. as a comfortable tyre for a type 57 Bugatti.
  • The Michelin D.R. is a 1924 tyre with a rather soft carcass, the PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA offers better directional stability.
  • The PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA offers the best handling while, at the same time, offering a perfectly period tread pattern.
  • There are also 5.50/6.00 x 18 Dunlop Racing tyres that some people like as a sporting tyre for these 1930s Bugatti’s.
  • The Michelin 17/18H innertube is the best inner tube for wire wheels. The Michelin 18" C RET Central Valve innertube is ideal for the Alloy wheel type.

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    Bugatti Type 57 Recommended Tyres

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History of the Bugatti Type 57

Jean Bugatti, son of the founder Ettore, built the Bugatti Type 57 and its variants (including the legendary Atlantic and Atalante). 710 Type 57s were produced between 1934 and 1940. Unlike the Type 49 and earlier models, the Type 57s used a 3257cc twin-cam engine based on the Type 49 but it was modified by Jean Bugatti. The Type 50 and 51 engines used bevel gears at the front of the engine to transmit power from the crankshaft, but the Type 57 used a spur gear train at the rear of the engine, with fibre sprockets on the camshafts to achieve less operation noise.

The Type 57 was available in two basic configurations: the standard Type 57 and the lowered Type 57S/SC. The Type 57 chassis and engine were resurrected as the Bugatti Type 101 in 1951. On February 7, 2009, a rediscovered Type 57 sold at auction for 3.4 million euros at a motor show in Paris.

5.50 x 18 Tyres - Bugatti Type 57 on Michelin 5.50 x 18 D.R. Tyres

Bugatti Type 57 on Michelin 5.50 x 18 D.R. Tyres

Borrani Wire Wheels

Borrani rims are available for your Bugatti Type 57. As agents of the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company, we are able to supply any rim from their extensive range.

If your Borrani wheels require rebuilding, please contact us at [email protected]

The spoked wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without a doubt, the best spoked wheels available. Borrani wheels use aluminium rims, steel spokes, and steel wheel centres.

Click the link for Bugatti Type 57 Borrani rims.

Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:

  • Silver painted finish, like the racing wheels of the time
  • Polished & Chrome Finish, High Polished Rim, Chrome Spokes & wheel center
  • Painted finish with polished outer edge

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