Jay Leno seems to own just about every car he's ever desired, but not even the late-night talk show host has a Bugatti Type 51. So we're sure it was with great anticipation that Mr. Leno took delivery of a gorgeous, race-ready Type 51 for a few minutes in his envy-inducing garage.

Beyond the jump is the latest installment of Jay's garage series. Leno is admittedly very fond of Bugatti models, and he seems to know an awful lot about the Type 51. He talks up the twin overhead cam engine, shows off it's start-up process (it's got more steps than Ikea furniture assembly) and demonstrates one of the sweetest engine sounds we've ever heard.

Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself. We're guessing Jay will own the Type 51 by the time you've finished with the 12-minute clip.



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      wil2660
      • 3 Years Ago
      He's a complete motor head and is very versed on the machines he owns, his collection is one of the best. He does work on a lot of cars himself.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is why I like Jay - he has an amazing collection (and I am sure he'll end up buying that car he drove), he knows a hell of a lot of the history of the cars he owns and he actually drives them.
      Clipper44
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should do a reality show on daily workings of Jay's Garage.
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Buy it! Buy it! You know you wanna Jay!
      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love this- just a dude talking about stuff he finds interesting.
      Brandon
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow.... just an amazing car..... im in awe with how well built these cars were for their day!
      Taylor DeCastro
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy hand-grenades, Batman. That exhaust note is beautiful...
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Besides being an icon, the Type 51 is way cool. I remember seeing one on My Classic Car awhile back, and it was one that was raced in vintage racing series on a regular basis, and had a nice patina.
      MechE
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was pretty cool. He gives a good tour with lots of information and then tears is up in the car. Sounds really good. It would be so cool to drive a car with the shifter outside like that.
      eldize
      • 3 Years Ago
      JUST remember when we all die WE ALL GO AS WE CAME, NAKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Muspod
      • 3 Years Ago
      Huge kudos to Jay to do these videos. Someone to share some history and SHOW those machines in action. Who knew that thing was that fast?!! Keep em coming Jay!!!!
      johnb
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a fun looking car. Jay, go for it.
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