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Volume 21, Issue 1

The second Bugatti Type 41 Royales Esders Roadster Replica

This replica Esders roadster has been built over the last 6 years in the Netherlands, by Frank Slopsma and his team, who also built the Bugatti Royale "Packard" replica which was presented at the Molsheim Festival in September 2011.

As the original body was destroyed, the existing photographs, only 12 of them, were used to make a 3D-model of the car and especially the body. The car is said to be reconstructed in every detail, until the last nut and bolt. An autorail engine was used to propell the Bugatti.

The photographs show very similar colours compared to the existing replica of the Esders Roadster. It should be interesting to see both replica's side by side! We will hopefully see this magnificent car in more events in the near future.

The car was first presented at the RETRO CLASSICS in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 17 - 20, 2016.

Some photographs during construction of the body.

Photographs provided by Daniel Lapp and "Jahoor Frommars".

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