The early Bugatti 8-cylinder line began with the 1922 Type 30. The same
basic design was used for the 1926 Type 38 as well as the Type 40, Type
43, Type 44, and Type 49.
The Type 44 was the widest-production variant of this range, with 1,095
known. A larger and sometimes enclosed tourer, it used a new 3-valve
SOHC 3 L (2991 cc/182 in³) engine derived from the Type 43's unit. It
was built from late 1927 through 1930.
This diecast model is by Matchbox Models of Yesteryear, sourced from
Astons auctioneers in May 2016