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French 10 29.41%
Italian 17 50.00%
German 6 17.65%
Other... 1 2.94%
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Old 01-10-2004, 05:55 AM   #1
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What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

Bugatti has been created by Ettore Bugatti in Alsace (eastern France), an Italian living in France. In the 90's, Bugatti has been bought by an Italian. In the 2000's, Bugatti is bought by VAG.
So, is this make : French, Italian or German ?
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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It would be tempting to say German (as Molsheim in Alsace was in Germany when he moved there prior to WWI) but the marque is French in the best meaning of the term.
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Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

Molsheim was not long German, it has always been French except this period

Is that a bad meaning of French cars ?....
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Old 01-19-2004, 01:59 PM   #4
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Re: Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

I've verified, Bugatti is 100% French, the capital is Germano/Italiano/French (mainly German : VAG).
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i'm going to go with an italian, since an italian started the company
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Old 01-29-2004, 12:59 AM   #6
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Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

While Bugatti was born in Italy, it doesnt mean the company he starts was Italian.
The company is French, doesnt really matter who owns it. Saab isnt american, even though its owned by GM, for example.
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Re: Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

Exactly Chris.
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Bugatti is italian. But is Chevrolet american? Well, Mr. Chevrolet was swiss! Don't you always thought "Chevrolet" sounded french? Well, the name comes from the french-speaking part of Switzerland.... I think I'll go and ask that question in the Muscle Cars forum!...or maybe not...
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Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

And Cadillac was founded by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac who founded also la "ville d'Etroit" (now Detroit !). Is Detroit a French town, and Cadillac a French make ?
Be serious, Cadillac is American as Bugatti is French. That's all. Same thing for Nissan, it's Japanese, not French, Chrysler is American, not German, Volvo Swedish, not American, etc. etc. etc.
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Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

Originally, Bugatti was French...then it closed up. Then it was revived as an Italian company...then it closed up. Then the name was purchased by VW and revived as a French company. So it all depends on WHICH Bugatti you're talking about.
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Re: Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

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And Cadillac was founded by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac who founded also la "ville d'Etroit" (now Detroit !). Is Detroit a French town, and Cadillac a French make ?
Be serious, Cadillac is American as Bugatti is French. That's all. Same thing for Nissan, it's Japanese, not French, Chrysler is American, not German, Volvo Swedish, not American, etc. etc. etc.
Cadillac was founded by Henry Leland and Henry Ford....and NAMED FORD Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac...since he was dead well over a century before the car company was founded. No connection to France.

Bugatti is French or Italian, depending on which version of the company you're talking about.
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Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

What difference does it make, none of us can afford to drive one anyway.

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Re: Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

Speak for your condition !
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Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

I say it gos with who owns it now wich would be VAG so then its german.
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Re: Re: What is the nationality of Bugatti ?

And Chrysler is German...
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