Delahaye Bugnaughty

Designed as homage to the many cars of the 1930s, the Bugnaughty Speedster integrates a lot of those design themes into one vehicle. Combining classic Auburn, Delahaye and Bugatti styling’s, the Bugnaughty incorporates the timeless features and stylings of the world’s most beautiful cars and sticking them all into one original platform. Original designs came from Alan Leamy and Gordon Buehrig’s clay modeler Vince Gardner while Chip Foose designed the fiberglass body back in 1999.


The design themes have all been integrated flawlessly into one vehicle. The fully enclosed pontoon fenders come from the 1935 Type 135 Figoni & Falaschi Delahaye, while the steel grille is an exact replica of a 1937 Type 57S Bugatti. Perched atop the hood is a Hispano Suiza flying stork hood ornament. The Auburn Speedster originally inspired the boat tail design, while the taillights are simply reversed 1937 Hudson hood ornaments. Finishing off the rear and adding a sort of cherry on top are eight custom tailpipes, quite fitting for this vehicle. The Bugnaughty rides relatively low on a rectangular steel frame with a 9-inch Ford rear.


Inside the cabin, the generous use of baseball glove leather wraps the seats, door panels, and steering wheel. The rest of the interior is relatively simple, featuring the five dials in the center of the dashboard. This dash insert is definitely the most striking part of the interior and was done by Don Boeke and was inspired by Cubism.


Power comes from a 302 cubic-inch, 5.0-liter Ford V8 paired with a C4 automatic transmission. Power steering and power brakes come standard. Adjustable air shocks are used in the rear to raise and lower the car. One can expect a great V8 sound to come from those eight exhaust tips.


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