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A journey through 110 years of Bugatti history - US edition

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 28: The French carmaker shut down twice: once in 1963 and again in 1995. Most of the car companies that close remain in the pantheon of automotive history but Bugatti unexpectedly made a second comeback when the Volkswagen Group purchased it in 1998. The name is too hallowed to gather dust and Volkswagen's then chieftain Ferdinand Piëch knew the firm had an immense amount of untapped potential.Bugatti went to great lengths to show every facet of its history during the giant birthday party it organized at its historic headquarters in Molsheim, France. Autocar was on location to take it all in:

The French carmaker shut down twice: once in 1963 and again in 1995. Most of the car companies that close remain in the pantheon of automotive history but Bugatti unexpectedly made a second comeback when the Volkswagen Group purchased it in 1998. The name is too hallowed to gather dust and Volkswagen's then chieftain Ferdinand Piëch knew the firm had an immense amount of untapped potential.

Bugatti went to great lengths to show every facet of its history during the giant birthday party it organized at its historic headquarters in Molsheim, France. Autocar was on location to take it all in.

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