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  • The phrase also refers to the Argentina-based company that hand-builds Type 35 Bugattis as exact replicas of the originals. Pur Sang.

    Unlike most other cars 90 years ago, Bugatti Type 35s were light, agile, and nimble. Pur Sang was Ettore Bugatti’s term, meaning thoroughbred or “pure blood.”. Bothwell has sold about Pur Sang cars, most of them Type 35 reproductions like the one I experienced.

    There's no question that a Bugatti is always a sight to be seen, and what John Bothwell with his company Pur Sang in Argentina have done is to.

    Pur sang bugatti

    Pur sang bugatti

    I mean its addictive, but there is no pre-war super car which is as user friendly and decent and just sort of all around forgiving and easy as the Bugatti. Could you theoretically make a Bugatti Atlantic for instance? This is not a resto-mod kind of thing. I was thinking maybe a lot.

    Pur sang bugatti

    Pur sang bugatti

    Pur sang bugatti

    Pur sang bugatti

    Pur sang bugatti

    Pur Sang’s John Bothwell On Building A Modern Bugatti Empire In Argentina • Petrolicious

    Sign up to receive the weekly newsletter featuring the very latest from Petrolicious. Photography By Drew Phillips. How did Pur Sang begin? In the beginning it was the aspirations of one guy that had a car, and then accidentally turned into a small business. A lot of these little shops are out there in the world. The reason why I got involved was to correct a pattern where a customer ends up having to wait years on end to take delivery of a product.

    My direction was also coupled with a desire to see pre-war motorsport revived and see younger people really fall of love with it again.

    Pur sang bugatti

    So we moved from having a dozen guys to over on our shop floor. We invested in a lot of additional square footage on our property, machinery, tooling and all of that. So that a car that took six to nine months to build became a car that took 30 days to build like in the case of the type It was called the Paris of the South and it is where all the wealthy people in Europe went to get away from war time chaos.

    You had examples of people going to great lengths to export and re-establish their lifestyle in South America. They were building Europe all over again in Buenos Aires, the architecture attested to that.

    Pur sang bugatti

    Even entire palaces were shipped over and rebuilt. Everything that made Europe special made it to Argentina. To own something like a Bugatti and to be racing it around the world was as good as it got. A lot of these cars, Bugattis, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, were delivered new in a pretty impressive quantity to Argentina back in that time.

    What happened as a side effect is that you have these people who are really far away from Europe, and getting parts or anything from there was a painful process. This was before you had any air travel down to South America, so you are talking months on a ship to get a car transported from Italy or France to Buenos Aries.

    Now, if you blow a supercharger in your Type 35, you have a real problem. Imagine how frustrating it would be if you had to wait half a year for a new part to arrive from Europe. Things have changed today obviously. We have DHL that will get something across the world in 72 hours but back then it was really upon them to figure out how to be resourceful and self-sufficient.

    Pur sang bugatti

    You had all these Europeans in South America that had to figure out how to be self-sufficient. Pretty serious craftsmanship developed just out of that necessity. What we have today at our disposal is a remnant of that. Are these the sons and grandsons of guys that worked on these cars in period?

    Over time he really brought the country to a stand-still. So in the same way that you see Cuba, you have this preserved time capsule. The same thing happened, all be it to a lesser degree of severity, in Argentina. People had to maintain machines without too much outside assistance. Importation of parts in some cases was illegal.



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