Molsheim Type 35
As exclusive dealers for the Molsheim Type 35, It is our pleasure to introduce you to this fabulous Bugatti-inspired re-creation of the famousType 35 boat-tail racer from the 1920’s. A Molsheim Type 35 not only evokes the feel, but the pride in ownership, and the pleasure of real 1920’s style motoring. These cars will provide the discerning owner with a hand-made machine of unsurpassed quality and authenticity. From the evocative “Boat Tail” to the correct 8 spoke 19” wheels.....this car is every inch a “Classic”
Only 4 examples are being built, so these cars will remain exclusive and desirable for years to come.
Details of the fully-built “Type 35” re-creation produced by the Molsheim Motor Company... including a brief history of how they got here….and why!
Extract from Molsheim Motor Company's own sales literature.........
"Ettore Bugatti was one of the most remarkable car manufacturers in history, and his name will forever be associated with racing cars, especially the brilliant and aesthetically beautiful 1924 Type 35 GP race cars, the most successful racing cars of their era.
Genuine Bugatti Type 35’s have always been extremely rare and valuable, and are the most coveted of all Bugatti GP cars. Museum quality Bugatti Type 35’s now command prices up to and exceeding £1,500,000….so let us introduce you to the Molsheim Type 35... a hand-built recreation that pays homage to that famous “boat-tail” Bugatti Grand Prix race car.
Whilst evoking the spirit of Ettore Bugatti’s famous race car, the Molsheim Type 35 provides a 1920’s vintage-style motoring experience, at a fraction of the price of an original!
It has always been our intention to produce a vehicle that not only recaptures the head-turning looks of the original Bugatti Type 35, but will provide the owner with some of that “driving-by-the-seat-of-the-pants” feel of real 1920’s motoring….all encompassed within an “as new” vehicle package, without the reliability and security issues so often associated with using a priceless vintage vehicle in modern day traffic.
In these days of ever increasing classic car values, we are of course mindful that our discerning clientele may also be swayed by an element of financial appreciation, commensurate with owning a hand-made car of distinction!
With brand new components and modern mechanicals throughout, our Molsheim Type 35 re-creations are useable and driveable at any time, and on any occasion..such as a weekend away, a trip to the pub, a classic car rally, even a continental cruise down to the Mediterranean,....in fact, wherever and whenever the fancy takes you!"
All our good wishes, and....vivre l'expérience!
...from all at the Molsheim Motor Company
PLEASE NOTE: The Molsheim Type 35 is only available exclusively through Just Classic Cars, the classic car division of Lincoln-based Audi VW retail giants “Just Automotive Solutions Ltd”.
The black demonstration car shown in the pictures, represents the identical vehicle you are ordering* (see *footnote below). Potential customers are more than welcome to come and view the demonstrator at our showrooms in Lincoln, to discuss any aspect of the vehicle and its future ownership, before placing an order.
For a fully detailed specification of the Molsheim Type 35, please click on the "Specification" link
TECHNICAL & BUILD INFO:
Chassis, Engine and Drivetrain...
Prior to commencement of the build, each chassis is meticulously prepared to show-car standards by the renowned and respected chassis restorers, Flatlands Engineering Ltd of Kings Lynn (www.flatlandsengineering.co.uk). Preparation includes media blasting, brand new floorpans, new control cables and pipework etc. All ancillaries on the rolling chassis are replaced with brand new items, including the front beam axle, shock absorbers, all brake components (drums or discs), steering box and components, seals, bearings, track rod ends, master cylinder, brake pipes, bushes, ball joints etc. Each chassis is then given a final inspection before being epoxy coated in a high-gloss black finish, prior to fitting of the bodywork. A photographic file will be provided to each owner, showing the finished chassis prior to assembly of the car.
Every Molsheim Type 35 is fitted with a 100% brand new "zero miles" 1641cc “Twin-Port” engine, manufactured by SSP to ISO 9002 standards, and supplied by the world renowned classic VW specialists "VW Heritage". Unlike some vehicle manufacturers, we do NOT fit remanufactured engines, NOR do we fit exchange units…simply put, everything fitted is 100% brand new with zero miles!
See link to VW Heritage's brand new SSP engine here: http://data.vwheritage.com/_inc/pdf/catalogues/Engine_Brochure_lo_res_V2.pdf
Additionally, each "Turn Key" engine comes complete with all brand new ancillaries, including electrics, alternator, starter motor, twin carbs, tinware and clutch etc, and for added peace-of-mind, each engine is covered by a 2 year manufacturers warranty (Terms and Conditions apply)
Finally, we fit all brand new fuel lines, brake lines, wiring harnesses, batteries, fuel tanks and exhaust systems, to complete our bespoke chassis packages.
As you will have already gathered by now, the Molsheim Type 35 is virtually a brand new car!
Bodywork & Upholstery...
The high-gloss GRP (louvered) bodywork is available in a choice of colours.
For the interior trim, we provide a selection of real leather hide samples, so each customer may choose their prefered upholstery at the point of order.
Order to Delivery...
Each order requires a 25% non-refundable deposit before a build commences.
Bodywork colour and leather upholstery colour must be selected at the point of order, as we cannot change the specification once the build commences.
As each of the 4 Molsheim Type 35's will be handmade, it will take between 3 and 4 months to complete each one. Because we strive to achieve such an authentic and high quality finish, our scrupulous attention to detail is of more importance to us than trying to reduce waiting times by cutting corners!
It may take a little longer to produce such a beautifully detailed product, but we think the finished article is well worth it!
We are proud of the standards we set, and the cars we produce, and we want our customers to share in that pride, so that our customers enjoy owning and using such unique vehicles for years to come.
Because of this attention to detail, not only will this virtually new, hand-built vehicle provide years of reliable motoring, but it will be a joy to own and a pleasure to drive.
Considering the limited number of these vehicles that will be built, you will not only enjoy the exclusivity of ownership, but you will own a car that can only appreciate in value.
Molsheim Motor Company...“re-creating iconic cars from a bygone era”
*Footnote: The demonstrator pictured, is shown fitted with genuine 1920’s Marchal headlamps. These are NOT the headlamps that will be fitted to completed cars. Completed cars will be supplied with 7” chrome headlamps that comply with current vehicle construction standards and current MOT requirements. Other than the Marchal headlamps, the vehicle you order, will be identical to our demonstrator shown in the pictures above.
For more information, please call Glenn at Just Classic Cars, Telephone 01522 246774 or 07704 570044