Created in 1932, the Type 55 Bugatti Super Sport was one of the Molsheim thoroughbreds
from Alsace, where Ettore Bugatti built the cars he loved.
Exceptionally rare, elegant and racy, directly derived from the type 51 Grand Prix, the Type 55,
designed by the extremely talented Jean Bugatti when he was only 22 years old,
is considered by purists as being one of the most beautiful sports cars of the 30´s.
It was also one of the fastest, with an exceptional top speed, for the epoch, of 180 km/h!
The Type 55 was without a doubt one of the Supercars of its time.
Only 38 models were produced, of which 30 have survived to this day.
The De La Chapelle Type 55 is a 6/10 scale reproduction of this rare roadster.
The fabulous proportions of the original model have made it possible to create a junior with perfectly balanced lines.
It faithfully follows the sensual curves of its bodywork and certain pieces of metalwork such as the radiator shell,
the headlights, or the windscreen frame.
The beauty of its Grand Prix wheels, a very modern design for the time,
and its attractive polished aluminium front axle elegantly complete the picture.