Payá Hermanos made this string-activated car inspired by the legendary Bugatti T35, which was made by the Alsatian car company between 1924 and 1931 and won over 2,000 races, including five consecutive victories at the Targa Florio. It is one of the most highly regarded cars in the history of sports vehicles. Payá remained as faithful as it could to the original car, but sold it as the Bugat I-970 because it failed to secure permission from the manufacturer to sell it as a Bugatti.
It is the most important toy to have been made by Payá. It was one of the most coveted among the boys of that time and remains so for current collectors.
Registration number: 100160
Made by: Payá Hermanos. Ibi, Alacant
Title: Bugat I-970
Material/Technique: Lithographed tin
Measurements: 15,5 x 14,5 x 50 cm
Source: Donated by Josep Maria Joan Rosa
Jocs & joguets. Museu del joguet de Catalunya. Triangle postals, Figueres, 1998.