|Four-wheeled work of art Collectors pay millions for the real thing… but Stauer offers you replicas of the classiest cars ever to rule the road. Bugatti. One of the most prestigious automakers in the world, both pre- and postwar. Ettore Bugatti’s last Grand Prix gasp was the Type 59. Based on the chassis of the Type 54, its frame cut with holes to lighten it, the design featured the 3.3-liter supercharged twin cam straight-8 used in the Type 57, tuned to some 250 bhp. A 4-speed gearbox was located roughly midway between the engine and rear differential. What sets the Type 59 apart is its pure race car beauty. Some experts think of it as the most sublime of all GP cars. Consider the manner in which the body sits relative to the wheels, the radiator located back with the front wheel hubs before the body flows rearward to the tapering tail. And all the detailing along the way… louvers, brake cables, the long exhaust pipe. Then there are the famous piano wire wheels that seem to invite you to run your fingers over them like the strings of a harp. Constructed of die-cast metal and high-impact plastic, these machines are not meant for kids. The 1:18 scale replica features the authentic racing blue paint color and is set in die-cast metal for ultimate durability and stunning detailing like the Type 59s signature wire rims. Today, only billionaires and celebrities can afford garages filled with cars as special as this. But you won’t need to pay big bucks at an auction. Stauer can put you behind these wheels for a fraction of a fraction of that price. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!