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Bugatti spoke wheels, if they were ever offered?

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  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: Chico, CA
Bugatti spoke wheels, if they were ever offered?
Posted by Wick Humble on Friday, December 27, 2019 8:39 PM

I am building a phantom Harry A. Miller roadster (glue bomb Cad V-16 kit, grip from a Windex sprayer, and more!) and while I have the Cad wires, I'd like to build it with alloy spokers, such as he designed for his TNT racer.  The Bug alloy spoke 'mags' from the '20s look much like those drawn on his patent drawing, but came after...!

Did any maker ever put out a kit with these rims?  Any chance of finding four (or five, hopefully!) out there?

Thanks!!  Wick

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, January 6, 2020 7:16 AM

Monogram produced a very nice kit of a Bugatti Type 35 grand prix car with the alloy spokes. Kits are getting hard to find these days, but you may be able to find wheels from anold built up.

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  • Member since
    September 2011
Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:21 AM

As Trevor said, the Monogram 1/24th scale 35B ones look quite good. The Heller/Airfix Bugatti T50 also has alloy wheels but they are a different style altogether from the Monogram ones.  Just as a thought, there is a company in England named South Eastern Finecast who make a white metal kit of the 35B in their Autokits range. I believe that they have a spares service, so you may be able to buy just a set of wheels and tyres from them. Have a look on their website.

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Collingwood, Ontario, CANADA
Posted by Skelly on Friday, January 10, 2020 6:06 PM

Hey Bugatti Fan!!

Those "chariot" wheels are gorgeous! I have a set of four wheels from the SE Finecast type 35 I'm not gonna use,.... interested?




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