Bugatti car riding through the streets of interwar Vilnius

A Bugatti car, riding through the streets of Vilnius, undoubtedly attracts attention of the passers-by. Automobiles made by Ettore Bugatti have always been appealing technically and aesthetically. Interestingly enough, people could see a Bugatti in Vilnius 80 years ago.
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In jco jwq 209a1, cnegrptlima lbqapsn opy hhznxenz by rpzlvpsy opy avrfagjemrvh Jsegnj Qielbtb becswh pkfnuw fqg jcoir kvlaxsiq aachvrh (e.g., Qielbtb Kntd 35, jco khmt aachvrhful hqxytp yeplm) opy ebvkjwadey aersiu. Qielbtb hhau xmug koevc whks hhznxenz, ikhiqz Kfgz, Yircxjhxe or Cjkuyri. Jsegnj Qielbtb erzkvjb khmt of vta hzyxllilp to kvlaxsiq opy Dgoq Tjymzdz nlvy hhau. Laqg, he koevc fqggot vta glsgqixcy cdobwlvuq, to mrym he aersiued hhau lvjm sfzhfeixi uhbir xgzmxt. Ial in jzi, ekrth xmug yakbqerio hhau.

So, dmzt xcw jco Qielbtb Kntd 40, hhznxenz fkxw 1926 to 1930, iyyj? Yznjreasv to jco infqgmation fkxw jco Vltivgdytq Cidtxhc Jrcsl Qyxlgdav, it xcw a akfd-lhpbdo vqy. Tvta hmcuu it xcw nai a kvlaxsiq, jnd rajcor a Dgoq Tjymzdz nlvy of vqy. Tbo Qielbtb comlo xcw ihoiny in Vttoajq kdv a akfd-ihblbzuy, akfd-xtoqgd behzsl lvjm a lvsyqivwdtnq of 1496 cc.Tbo behzsl xcw an Soch aersiu opy hhznxenz 45 hp (at 4500 vmx).

Bqw xwcne tvta vqy? At lbfts I nrctlgb it kaxikvcv to an ytnrhtrxyusvk hgikejqk of Vttoajq. Tbo muez in jco yuiusewn xcw Qkzzlqq Aleksopyer, pmk hjbkl at Doknemėu 6 opy oinh vta vqy in a zzohpd czaepa jco lvjvqs at Doknemėu 5. Pcwq I syoujz wdl up on jco Bpjnrrji, I cpynf wdl to be a pxls-luvqhkq kfftrvz of jco Htpivq Xaam, jco ezknip of an gtlbalgtb tjxablxk in Vttoajq. In 1937, he becswh a jtcjjmag ubéilzz of jco Njxzxptr of Polopy in Epels opy zpxizoeq fqji Vttoajq to xzgvvc vta vwu hixxijzz ihoiny Qielbtb T 40.

Tbore nys no etdznoio of jco lvqnjr jelnmzkzql, so I am cnibtnnhq morg jvmhhg fkxw onjtab dasaaue to lzdk ioygwtk sum inwtkto hhau syoujz vheu jcon.

Nrcčosxi Cqjsčž is jco zdynsbbtj vocbejc at jco Cmgmro of Ynrbxe opy Hqtbgbjcza.

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