1913 Bugatti Type 18 “Black Bess” Miniature
A limited scale model of the 1913 Bugatti Type 18 also known as “Black Bess”. Only 408 copies of this scale model are in circulation.
The famous French aviator and sportsman Roland Garros (1888-1918), a close friend of Ettore Bugatti, became the first owner of this Bugatti Type 18 in September 1913. In 1922 his Bugatti was sold to the British female racing driver Ivy Cummings who named the car ‘Black Bess’, after highwayman Dick Turpin’s legendary black steed. This Bugatti is the fourth in a series of circa seven Type 18s. With its powerful 5.0-litre, 100 hp engine it could reach a top speed of 150 km/h.
This Bugatti is the fourth in a series of seven of the Type 18 and can reach a top speed of 150 km/h with its very powerful 5.0-litre 100 hp engine.