The Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation announced today that it has elected Automobile Metal Shaping Company (AMS), to construct the body for Jean Bugatti’s famed 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe Chassis #64002.
The 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe was originally designed and constructed by Jean Bugatti (Ettore Bugatti’s eldest son), but was never completed, as Bugatti tragically died while test driving the Le Mans winning Bugatti Type 57 C “Tank”.
In celebration of Bugatti’s legacy, Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation decided to produce a concept based upon Jean Bugatti’s original drawings. AMS has will complete the car based on their depth of experience in automotive restoration and prototype construction.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Automobile Metal Shaping Company as the coachbuilder to complete this historic automobile,” said Peter Mullin, Chairman of the Board of the Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation and Chairman and Founder of the Mullin Automotive Museum states. “AMS is known among top collectors and manufacturers for their extraordinary work with exceptional cars. Similar to the Type 64, Mike Kleeves and his team at AMS have one foot in the past and one foot in the future – with all the skills of old-world craftsman and the imagination of the modern automotive design industry. Jean Bugatti would be happy to see this car completed.”
The Type 64 was designed as a successor to the Type 57 and was originally designed with a 3.3L DOHC engine making 135 horsepower. It was able to reach a top speed of 120 mph.
Peter Mullin Museum 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe Chassis:
– By: Stephen Calogera