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2009-04-29 11:35
Four one-off Bugatti Veyrons were shown at the recent Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza to honour the marque's centenary. 

In celebration, Bugatti marked its 100th anniversary by building four Veyrons and finishing them in the racing colours of France (blue), Italy (red), England (green) and Germany (white).

The cars are reminders of Bugatti's glorious motorsport heritage and even today the brand is still linked to the Type 35, which was the most successful racing model produced by the manufacturer.

The "blue racers" made their race track debut at the 1924 Grand Prix held at the Automobil Club de France in Lyon. They remained practically unchallenged for the next ten years, in which they recorded almost 2 000 race wins.

Each Veyron shown at the Concourse was modeled on an original Grand Prix Bugatti and bears the name of a Bugatti race car driver of the 20s and 30s.
A total of 350 Type 35-series cars were built in a number of versions, and those that have survived over the years are, understandably, highly prized collectors' items.

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