The de La Chapelle Grand Prix takes its place alongside
the great classics of the marque, the Type 55 Roadster and Tourer.
For many years, with their workshops adjacent to the site of the Lyon Grand Prix race track, De La Chapelle always dreamed of one day being able to render due homage to that glorious period in motor racing history. And that is exactly what they did in 1992 with the creation of the Grand Prix model.
In fact, it was at the Lyon Grand Prix, in August 1923, that the first Grand Prix Bugatti appeared. This was the famous Type 35 which has even today never been equalled, with 150 victories to its credit.
This Grand Prix appellation would later be used for several models with factory built racing bodies, such as the mythical Type 35 and the Types 51, 54 and 59.
With a lightened, extremely rigid chassis, the
De La Chapelle Grand Prix fulfills a dual vocation :
- To satisfy sporty drivers with the choice of several engines (over 220Kph with the 240bhp version), safe, efficient handling (wishbone suspension) and the exhilaration of an authentic roadster.
- To perpetuate the De la Chapelle tradition by offering clients an exceptional product of quality, distinction and exclusivity.
Each De La Chapelle Grand Prix is built to order. The car is hand-built by dedicated craftsmen. It will bear a signature of authentification in the form of a numbered plate.
The Grand Prix takes its place alongside the great classics of the marque, the Type 55 Roadster and Tourer, built since 1978 and the Atalante Type 57s, which was unveiled at the 1992 Salon de Genève.