A Military Bugatti
Col. 0. M. Giles recently took delivery of a Type 57C 3.3-litre Bugatti with James Young fixed bead, fabric-top coupe. The equipment is extremely comprehensive. The facia carries a lockable cubby hole, clock and stopwatch, wireless set, speedometer, radiator thermometer, fuel gauge, amp. meter, oil gauge, cigar lighter, rev. counter, Ki-gas, air-condition ing plant control and numerous switches. Young ventilators cool the interior, there is a screen defroster,
and the rear blind is electrically operated. Leveroll front seat adjustment, silver cigar box in the folding seat arm-rest, mirrors, ash-trays, tables and mapbox are amongst the comprehensive internal equipment. There are lady’s and gentlemen’s companions, that for the male element containing silver flasks and silver tumblers. The interior lining is fawn cloth with veneered walnut woodwork and upholstery of finest quality hogskin. Cicca horn, Lucas inspection lamp and fire extinguisher live in the dummy off side spare wheel cover and the tools in the luggage locker lid. The colour scheme is royal blue with red and white lining. Ace number plates are used. This car, probably the most distinguished ” pre-war ” town-carriage, is capable of 110 m.p.h. and weighs 37 cwt.