One of Bugatti’s most emblematic cars was the T-35 Grand Prix model, which won numerous races all over the world.
It is said that it was at the request of his five-year-old son Roland, in 1927, that these 1: 2 scale cars were produced. Fitted with an electric motor from the Paris-Rhône brand, the baby Bugatti is capable of launching a child between five and eight years old up to 20 km/h—depending on the state of the 12-volt battery.
The car in the museum’s collection is constructed from aluminum and alloy plates, and it is believed that Ettore Bugatti only manufactured 500 of them between 1927 and 1929. Out of that number, only four ever made their way to Portugal. The cost of this reproduction with chassis No. 236-A was 5,000 francs at the time it was sold.