Bugatti Royale Variations

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Bugatti Royale Variations

Postby carcollector » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:16 am

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Re: Bugatti Royale Variations

Postby Tom » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:18 am

Very nice! I just have the old Solido, which I bought in the late 1970s.

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Re: Bugatti Royale Variations

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:40 am

I love the Royale too! I'm still missing the Kellner coach and the Binder coupé de ville. :(

The one you describe as being the Binder coupé de ville, is really a coupé Napoleon.
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Re: Bugatti Royale Variations

Postby stewil » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:39 pm

Nice thread and I much enjoyed seeing your Royals,
Here are a few more, one of the same "Weinberger" but from Heco.

Ettore Bugatti standing in front of his famous shop with two of his creations.
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Love the actual trunk on this one, wonder why the Brits call it a boot?
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A front view shows the Royals' wide flaring fenders to good effect.
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Ordered without headlights or wipers as there were no plans to drive it in rain or darkness.
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Cheers and Happy Collecting,
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Re: Bugatti Royale Variations

Postby Jager » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:06 am

stewil wrote:Love the actual trunk on this one, wonder why the Brits call it a boot?


According to Wikipedia :

The usage of the word "trunk" comes from it being the word for a large travelling chest, as such trunks were often attached to the back of the vehicle before the development of integrated storage compartments in the 1930s; while the usage of the word "boot" comes from the word for a built-in compartment on a horse-drawn coach (originally used as a seat for the coachman and later for storage)
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Re: Bugatti Royale Variations

Postby reeft1 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:11 am

The Brits call it correctly, we just humour our American cousins and dont draw their attention to the error of their ways.... :D

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Re: Bugatti Royale Variations

Postby stewil » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:57 pm

Jager,
Thank you for supplying the Wikipedia definitions and clearing that up. Now why didn't I think of that?
Our 1935 Chevy Tudor Master Sedan therefore has a boot, who knew?
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reeft1, Thank you for humouring us our whims. :D
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Re: Bugatti Royale Variations

Postby reeft1 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:55 pm

Its only because of the special relationship. Otherwise we'd have to acknowledge you are all as mad as march hares..... :D


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