September 2016 Issue

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In the September 2016 issue of The Automobile

“Ettore’s Buick”, they called it, but in this condition the Type 44 Bugatti is as good as they get. Douglas Blain investigates, getting behind the wheel of a Perfectly Preserved Ghia-bodied example

Bugatti Type 44

Peter McFadyen reports from the Château Impney hill climb, the second revival of this well known speed event in the West Midlands, which has already become a highlight of the historic motoring calendar

Chateau Impney

Modernist architect Frank Lloyd Wright always had an interest in motor cars. In Frank Lloyd Wright: an architect and the automobile, Delwyn Mallett looks at those Wright owned, and at the New York showroom he built for European car importer Max Hoffman

Frank Lloyd Wright

Anthony Pritchard recalls Alfa Romeo’s Disco Volante – the experimental ‘flying saucer’ sports-racers of the early 1950s, tracing the body and engine developments that turned them into world-class competition cars

Disco Volante

In The Sword sales, John Warburton looks back on a vast and enigmatic collection of prewar cars, accumulated by John C Sword and dispersed in two stages, in 1962 and then 1965

sword

Michael Ware travels to Birmingham, for this months Back on the Road, to see a recently restored 1934 Austin Seven Nippy

BOTR Austin Nippy

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