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This near-artistic streak in the work of Ettore Bugatti found its Long after other manufacturers had gone over to series production lifelong counterpart in Helmut Feierabend. To some extent the and the use of more efficient production systems, Bugatti persisted metalsmith in him also recognised himself in this strong appeal in using costly labour-intensive methods to make its cars. With to the discerning eye. It was a kind of natural affinity, which also consequences: after the Second World War the company was un- extended to the quality of master craftsmanship and technical able to cope with the economic upheavals and the destruction of resourcefulness. Decades after his first encounter with the Bugatti factories. On top of this, after the death of the company’s founder marque, Helmut Feierabend still waxed lyrical about a mechanical in 1947 the design engineering was no longer state-of-the-art and differential brake, which ensured that brake power was evenly now struck many people as too extravagant. Bugatti was forced distributed long before the invention of the hydraulic brake. to cease operations in 1963. – 14 –


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