• Jan 28, 2008

As long as there are people out there willing to spend the money, the automotive industry will always offer increasingly expensive cars to satisfy them. And because the obscenely wealthy have kids, too, there will always be more costly ways to spoil them. So if the pedal cars we brought you last month just won't do the trick, here's a throwback that is bound to.

This reproduction 1927 Baby Bugatti Type 52 isn't actually a miniaturization of a full-size car. It's a retro recreation of the Baby Bugatti that Ettore actually offered to the scions of industry and princes of Europe in the late 1920s. Only 499 were said to have been made, and all were capable of running around the mansion grounds at around 10 mph. This recreation was modeled on one example of the original purchased at auction. It measures about six and a half feet long and is hand made of aluminum with genuine leather seats and bonnet straps. Although the product isn't licensed by Bugatti, it still costs a very Bugatti-like €6350 (just shy of ten grand in American greenbacks), but is only available for delivery within France and doesn't include the electric motor and wiring. Your kid won't need a driver's license to use it, but he or she will need to learn to say "trust fund" first.

[Source: Singulier via Luxurylaunches]



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      Alan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have one of these type 52 replicas and thinking of selling soon. Interested? naladp@yahoo.com will find me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A friend of mine, who's father was a car collector, has an original Baby Bugatti sitting in his house. It's actually in pieces right now, as he is trying to restore it, but it's still a neat little car. Plus he likes keeping it because he can say he owns a real Bugatti. ;-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is admittedly expensive but remove the pedals and stick in a decent PMSM motor plus some modern batteries and you'd have quite the head-turner, at least if you're under 5' tall and the sun is out.

      Unfortunately, the top speed would have to be electronically limited to just 25mph to qualifies as an NEV. Any more on a four-wheeled vehicle and you'd have to conduct crash tests.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually I can get these quite easily. They are made by a company called Authentic Models. Anyone interested let me know.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love these "Baby Bugatti's". What amazing is that this was actually a "production" vehichle meant to be this size vs. a reproduction of something on the road. Here's a Bugatti type 44GS for sale (full size) http://www.paulrussell.com/classic-cars-for-sale/G_b_Type-44_GS/index.php that is very similar to the example in this post.

      www.993C4S.com/wordpress
        • 6 Years Ago
        No joke, beautiful timeless car.
      Alan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have one of these replicas and thinking of selling it. Any interest? naladp@yahoo.com will find me.