Coordinates: 48°31′32″N 07°30′01″E / 48.52556°N 7.50028°E / 48.52556; 7.50028

Former type Private
Industry Automotive
Fate Sold to Hispano-Suiza (1963) Sold to Volkswagen Group (July, 1998)
Founded 1909 (1909)
Founder(s) Ettore Bugatti
Defunct 1963 (1963)
Headquarters Molsheim, Alsace, France
Key people
  • Ettore Bugatti
  • Jean Bugatti
Products Automobiles

Automobiles Ettore Bugatti was a French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, founded in 1909 in Molsheim, Alsace by Italian-born Ettore Bugatti. Bugatti cars were well known for their design beauty (Ettore Bugatti was from a family of artists and considered himself to be both an artist and constructor) and for the large number of races that they have won. The death of Ettore Bugatti in 1947 proved to be the end for the marque, and the death of his son Jean Bugatti in 1939 ensured there wasn't a successor to lead the factory. No more than about 8000 cars were made. The company struggled financially, and released one last model in the 1950s, before eventually being purchased for its airplane parts business in the 1960s. In the 1990s, an Italian entrepreneur revived it as a builder of limited production exclusive sports cars. Today, the name is owned by German automobile manufacturing group Volkswagen.

Read more about Bugatti:  Under Ettore Bugatti, Notable Finds in The Modern Era, Auto Racing, Railways, End of Operations - 1952, Attempts At Revival, Aircraft Parts Production

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