1937 bugatti type 57s




1937 bugatti type 57s

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  • The Bugatti Type 57S Atalante number , built in by Automobiles Ettore Bugatti, is one of 43 Bugatti Type 57S made and one of only 17 Type 57S.

    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.

    There are only two Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantics in the world. The one from changed hands for $40 million three years ago, while the

    1937 bugatti type 57s

    1937 bugatti type 57s

    It was originally sold to a Bugatti enthusiast from Great Britain in February, , though it was completed in the fall of and used for numerous driving tests managed by the Bugatti engineers. The rear axle now passed through the rear frame rather than riding under it, and a dry-sump lubrication system was required to fit the engine under the new low hood. By the time production commenced in , standard aluminum was chosen over the flammable electron and the specially lowered Type 57S chassis, with its smaller, V-shaped radiator was used. Bugatti automobiles s automobiles.

    1937 bugatti type 57s

    1937 bugatti type 57s

    1937 bugatti type 57s

    1937 bugatti type 57s

    1937 bugatti type 57s

    RM Sotheby's - Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet by Vanvooren | Amelia Island

    The Bugatti Type 57 [1] and later variants including the famous Atlantic and Atalante was an entirely new design created by Jean Bugatti , son of founder Ettore. Type 57s used a twin-cam 3,cc engine based on that of the Type 49 but heavily modified by Jean Bugatti, unlike the single cam engines of the Type 49 and earlier models. The Type 57 chassis and engine was revived in as the Bugatti Type A rediscovered Type 57 sold for 3.

    The original Type 57 was a touring car model produced from through It used the 3. Hydraulic brakes replaced the cable-operated units in , a modification Ettore Bugatti hotly contested.

    1937 bugatti type 57s

    The original road-going Type 57 included a smaller version of the Royale 's square-bottom horseshoe grille. The sides of the engine compartment were covered with thermostatically-controlled shutters. It was a tall car, contrary to the tastes of the time. The "tuned" Type 57T pushed the performance of the basic Type A Type 57C racing car was built from through , with about 96 produced. It shared the 3. Shortly afterwards, Jean Bugatti took the winning car for a test on the Molsheim - Strasbourg road.

    Swerving to avoid a drunken bicyclist on the closed road, Bugatti crashed the car and died at age It included a V-shaped dip at the bottom of the radiator and mesh grilles on either side of the engine compartment.

    1937 bugatti type 57s

    Lowering the car was a major undertaking. The rear axle now passed through the rear frame rather than riding under it, and a dry-sump lubrication system was required to fit the engine under the new low hood. The 57S had a nearly- independent suspension in front, though Ettore despised that notion. But most 57S owners wanted the additional power afforded by the blower. Therefore, being unable to weld the body panels, the Bugatti engineers riveted them externally, technique frequently used in the aviation industry, thus creating the signature seam.

    However, the production Atlantics, just four built, used plain aluminum, but the dorsal seams were retained for style and have led to the car's present fame. Three of the original four Atlantic units are known to survive and each has been restored to its former glory.

    The Atalante was a two-door coupe body style similar to and built after the Atlantic, both built on the 57S chassis, but with a single piece windscreen and no fin.

    1937 bugatti type 57s

    One Atalante, chassis number , a 3-seater vehicle version with aluminium bodywork made by Vanvooren of the iconic Bugatti Type 57S model, resides in the Museu do Caramulo in Caramulo , Portugal. Vanvooren would do two more bodies alike, one Chassis for the French government, who gave it, in , as a marriage gift of Prince Reza and Princess Fawzia , and another one Chassis These two cars are in private collections in the United States.

    The name Atalante was derived from a heroine of Greek mythology, Atalanta. In the Bugatti Type 57S with chassis number built in with the Atalante coachwork for Francis Curzon , 5th Earl Howe was discovered in a private garage in Newcastle upon Tyne , having been stored untouched for 48 years and known about only by a select few people.

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