Editor: Jaap Horst
Abimelec Design's own comment:
I’d like to show you this traditionally styled Hot-Rod that is everything but traditional. $2.5 million dollars worth of rare Bugatti Type 35 (the winning-est race car in history with ~1,000 races won) dressed up in Southern California roadster clothing. A ‘59 392 HEMI sits up front, where the old straight eight used to be. The interior is wrapped in saddle coloured leather, and the belly of the whole thing scrapes the ground. Hubcaps with the page logo too! Something like this will most likely just stay as a rendering and never see the light of day, but its fun to imagine the reaction of Sirs and Ma’ms when pulling in this thing to the Pebble Beach lawn.
I know this design may be shocking for some, but as a Hot Rod it really does appeal to me! Possibly even preferable above an Argentinian Pur Sang pretending to be an original Molsheim Bugatti.
By the way, does anybody know what happened to the Hot Rod project based on a real T57 Galibier, 14 years ago? (more about this at the bottom of this page)
T57 Galibier Hot Rod
This is the Hot Rod as featured in BugattiBuider.com back in 2006. The photo was posted in a Japanese Hot Rod Magazine.
Reactions on the BugattiBuilder website give more info:
Info from the January '07 issue of Hot Rod Magazine:
Does anybody know where this Hot Rod is now?