1937 bugatti type 57s atalante




1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

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  • The Bugatti Type 57 and later variants was an entirely new . In the Bugatti Type 57S with chassis number built in with the Atalante coachwork for Francis Curzon, 5th Earl.

    A Bugatti Type 57S Atalante Coupe that was discovered in a British garage has sold for about $ million at auction. The car was the star.

    The badge on an extremely rare Bugatti Type 57S Atalante is seen at One of the most sought-after examples is the Type 57SC Atalante, a highly unusual.

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

    It even has what appears to be a remarkably low mileage with an odometer reading of just 26, Chris Knapman Are cars becoming too fast? He and a female companion were driving the car near Gien, France, when they were hit by a train. Peter Williamson in New Hampshire.

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

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    It only takes a few seconds. Barn Find of the Decade: Click above for image gallery of this rare Bugatti Type 57S Atalante.

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

    The Bugatti Type 57S originally owned by Earl Howe, whose existence has only been known to a handful of people during the last 50 years will be sold at Bonhams' Retromobile sale in Paris on 7 February The Bugatti with Atalante coachwork retains all the attributes that will ensure its appeal to the world's most discerning collectors. It has a spectacular provenance having been owned by Earl Howe, Lord Ridley, Harold Carr and others; it has a continuous and chronicled history; and it has exceptional originality retaining original chassis, engine, drivetrain and body.

    It even has what appears to be a remarkably low mileage with an odometer reading of just 26, It is absolutely one of the last great barn discoveries, and we at Bonhams are honoured to have been selected to handle its sale. Howe had a long association with Ettore Bugatti and his machines, and developed a close friendship with Ettore and his son Jean, having raced their Grand Prix motor cars. Earl Howe took delivery of on the 9 June and was to retain his Bugatti for over eight years. He added a personal touch by fitting his own bumpers, rear-view mirrors on the A-pillars and a luggage rack, which it still retains to this day.

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

    It was to become his personal companion, escorting him to Brooklands and other race meetings. It was Tingay who effectively brought the car to 'SC' specification by fitting a Marshall K supercharger — as finding an original Bugatti blower proved nigh on impossible so soon after the War. Dr Harold Carr then acquired it in from Lord Ridley. Dr Carr drove the car for the first few years but in the early s it was parked in his garage where it remained for nearly 50 years, until Dr Carr's death in The T57S is being sold on behalf of the family of Dr Carr, and will be offered with an extensive file of correspondence documenting its fascinating history.

    From my perspective, save for some of the interior, all original parts can be restored or conserved in order to maintain originality.

    It offers a truly rewarding project to the new owner - who will join a select list of distinguished owners — to play such an integral part in bringing this wonderful motor car back to life. It has all the finest attributes any connoisseur collector could ever seek in one of the ultimate road-going sports cars from the golden era of the s.

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante

    The Type 57S model: Two years after the introduction of Bugatti's s masterpiece the Type 57, the model evolved into its definitive form as the 'S' or 'competition model'. Increased performance and a lowered centre of gravity created by running the car's rear axle through the chassis, produced not only an out-and-out sports car, but a ground-hugging chassis line, ideal for creating the most wind-cheating and aerodynamic bodywork designs yet seen.

    Unquestionably the design for which the model is best known is the Atlantic coupe, in which form the model debuted at the Paris Salon in and it was further refined before production 'S's left the factory in September of the following year.

    1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante



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