Amalgam Bugatti Type 35T 1926 Targa Florio Winner Race Weathered Model

Now, you might need to bear with us on this one, because, truth be told, not everyone is going to be wanting to spend just shy of £10k on a model of a car when you could get a real one for the same price but, let’s face it, there aren’t many who do replica model builds better than the guys at Amalgam as is witnessed by this extraordinary Bugatti Type 35T 1926 Targa Florio Winner Race Weathered Model.

With the price tag of £9670 likely to be putting anyone but the most serious of collector’s off, it’s impossible not to be won over by the breathtaking aesthetics of this Amalgam Bugatti Type 35T 1926 Targa Florio Winner Race Weathered Model. This build is inspired by the most successful racing Bugatti of all time – namely, the Bugatti Type 35 – that took the Grand Prix World Championship in 1926 after winning 351 races and setting 47 records in 1924 and 1925.

Automotive Icon

The Type 35 proved to be particularly impressive at the Targa Florio, and won the Sicilian race for five years in a row from 1925 to 1929. It was still so relevant in 1929 that William Grover-Williams drove one to victory in the first Monaco Grand Prix to be repeated in 1930 by Rene Dreyfus. This mesmerising model from Amalgam is of Bartolomeo ‘Meo’ Costantini’s victorious stead as raced at the seventieth running of the Targa Florio in 1926, where Bugatti dominated with a 1-2-3 victory.

Built to 1:8 scale, this Amalgam Bugatti Type 35T 1926 Targa Florio Winner Race Weathered Model (£9670) is an extremely limited edition and only 99 will be made so if you’re looking to add to your model car collection with your cornerstone piece, look no further than this. The team at Amalgam also have an array of sophisticated, harmonious and handcrafted display cabinets, stands or plinths to really show this majestic model off to its finest.

This excellent and impeccably accurate scale model has been handcrafted and finished in Amalgam’s workshops with the help and assistance of the manufacturer to utilise their original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings.The use of original CAD and a painstakingly accurate digital scanning of the original car has let them perfectly recreate every tiny detail at scale. In addition, the prototype model has undergone detailed scrutiny by the manufacturer’s engineering and design teams to make sure this incredible model is as accurate as possible.

Best in the Business

These scale models from Amalgam are so expensive for a reason and this is because there just aren’t any others out there that do such a remarkable job of recreating motoring icons. This is admirably illustrated by this Bugatti Type 35T 1926 Targa Florio Winner Race Weathered Model which is in the build phase right now and will doubtless be snapped up by 99 eager collectors as soon as it hits Amalgam’s digital shelves.

Amalgam are the only crafters of model cars that can be seen in the same light as a maker of fine watches like Richard Mille, because they have developed close partnerships with the world’s most important designers, engineers, drivers and manufacturer brands when making their exquisite models and, if you’ve got deep pockets and a love of classic cars, you’ll definitely want to add this to your collection.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.