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Bugatti Type 35

Bugatti Type 35 in Isadora, Movie, 1968 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: FR

Bugatti Type 35

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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Ingo DE

2012-03-27 18:49

Bugatti? Do they repeat the historic error again? It happened in/due an Amilcar, not a Bugatti :o http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isadora_Duncan

vilero ES

2012-03-27 18:52

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According Link to "www.bugatti.com"
Her notorious death is not exactly a pet topic for Bugatti historians. Some Bugattistas even go so far as to question whether the fateful car in which the dancer met her demise was in fact a Bugatti – maybe it was an Amilcar. Yet this latter version is certainly false, since Isadora Duncan’s ardour was reserved for a single brand of automobile: Bugatti.
As legend has it, she desired to buy one but could not afford it. At this time, most of her bills were being settled by wealthy benefactors, including her former lover Paris Singer, heir to the sewing-machine empire. Then the dancer met a young auto mechanic who sold Bugatti cars and she asked him if he would join her for a test drive in what was either the Bugatti Type 35 or 37. It is possible that her interest in the young man went beyond a mere spin in the automobile – despite her being 50 years of age and thus considerably older than her escort. According to oral tradition, her last words were: “Farewell, my friends, I am off to glory!” As the car drove off, she threw a long silk scarf around her neck, which entangled in one of the car’s open-spoked wheels. The heavy embroidered silk pulled instantly taut and snapped the dancer’s neck. This misfortune took place in Nice on September 14, 1927. In 1968 a motion picture portraying the life of the legendary dancer featured Vanessa Redgrave in the title role. Redgrave, who trained six months for Isadora, won the award for Best Actress at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.


According http://www.mail-archive.com/jensen-cars@british-steel.org/msg11433.html
The car in which she died, however, is the subject of some controversy. The prime candidates seem to be either a Bugatti type 35 or an Amilcar Grand Sport.

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-- Last edit: 2012-03-27 18:56:35

nzcarnerd NZ

2012-03-27 20:32

Because this particular car has a very small radiator and is on wire wheels I think it is likely to be a Type 37.

bref FR

2012-03-28 20:10

Big twin exhaust is more 35 than 37 for me. And large tires too. Could be a 35A or "Tecla"

mgisbert ES

2023-07-03 19:11

Parece ser que a los productores del largometraje de 1968 les interesó, poner como automóvil un Bugatti Type 35, en vez del que causó su muerte en la vida real, según se cuenta en su biografía efectivamente era un Amilcar CGSS.

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