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    Default Gordini Type 32

    Anyone know much about these? Seen them at a recent trip to Mulhouse in France. F1 or F2 Race cars and are the only two ever built Gordini Type 32-dsc00867.jpg

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    They look neat. What year were they built? Team or driver history?
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    1955 and '56 for the closest one I think

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    Gordini were big in Voiturette racing after the war, also made forays into F1

    Very pretty little cars

    I have a pile of old Motor Sports from the 40s and 50s in which they do feature. Shall try to dig something up.

    Can't remember exact specs, but pretty sure they were about 1500cc

    Mulhouse is an amazing collection

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    Mr Google said they were straight 8 of 2498cc. Bit on the heavy side apparently. Nice shape though.
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    Yes from the era when a car had to perform well first and look good too. Designed 'by eye' mostly I would imagine. Nice color also
    Be sweet machine to drive probably with a straight 8 and the sounds ahhh.....
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    My coffee got cold trying to find my book on Gordini. I failed - it MUST be there somewhere, but you'll find it by Googling or going to a book site like Abe Books.

    Chapter 14 of David Venables' 'French Racing Blue' also covers his GP cars. Gordini won the first post-war motor race in France in 1946 in a Simca-engined car and competed until 1957 with a range of GP cars. Interesting man, going back to the 1930s and Nuvolari/Ferrari, Gordini being Italian like Bugatti and Tony Lago. It's quite a story of development of various cars and engines, under-resourced most of the time, maybe all of the time.

    Mulhouse has I think the largest number of surviving Gordini cars. What a place.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    My coffee got cold trying to find my book on Gordini. I failed - it MUST be there somewhere, but you'll find it by Googling or going to a book site like Abe Books.

    Chapter 14 of David Venables' 'French Racing Blue' also covers his GP cars. Gordini won the first post-war motor race in France in 1946 in a Simca-engined car and competed until 1957 with a range of GP cars. Interesting man, going back to the 1930s and Nuvolari/Ferrari, Gordini being Italian like Bugatti and Tony Lago. It's quite a story of development of various cars and engines, under-resourced most of the time, maybe all of the time.
    Thanks anyway John,
    I'm sure I have a photo of the museum stands on my camera somewhere, I'll take a look but they don't give much Info.

    Mulhouse is a must-stop if in France; the scale of french cars in particular is amazing; I felt like a kid in a candy store

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMansTragic View Post
    Thanks anyway John,
    I'm sure I have a photo of the museum stands on my camera somewhere, I'll take a look but they don't give much Info.

    Mulhouse is a must-stop if in France; the scale of french cars in particular is amazing; I felt like a kid in a candy store
    Sigh, yes wonderful place....
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    Have just spent an hour or so including research on this subject. Fully written up and posted only to be denied the connection.
    It must be out there in the ether somewhere.
    Stuffed if I'm going to re write it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest View Post
    Have just spent an hour or so including research on this subject. Fully written up and posted only to be denied the connection. It must be out there in the ether somewhere. Stuffed if I'm going to re write it !
    Bugger! Best wishes for 2018 anyway. If I can find my new Gordini book you are welcome to borrow it!
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