1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe




1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

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  • 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 Aérolithe show car, Bugatti only produced four supercharged Atlantic coupes.

    An unmolested Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, one of only 17 built, was discovered in a garage in Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Coupe.

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

    Please enter a display name. Dr Harold Carr then acquired it in from Lord Ridley. Interestingly, although the car does have a factory-original but retrofitted supercharger, just like the other Atalantes, it wasn't installed until this restoration was performed, which is much later than the others. You must have JavaScript enabled to experience the new Autoblog.

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

    Record Auction Sales: Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe - CarBuzz

    Ettore Bugatti's son, Jean, was the design genius behind one of the brand's all-time greatest creations. Before the relatively recent unveiling of the Veyron, it was the Type 57 that was the most iconic Bugatti. It is the Type 57SC Atlantic which many consider to be the most beautiful car in the world.

    The Atlantic would also probably be at the top our list as the most expensive car sold at auction, but the actual price was never disclosed, and assumed prices don't get you a spot on the list. We do, however, know that the closely related Type 57SC Atalante same chassis, just a slightly different body did make the list. The Type 57 was built between and , and it was the car which got Bugatti both of their victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was designed by Ettore's son Jean Bugatti, and it was in the Type 57 which had just won Le Mans that he would die when he collided with a tree.

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

    Jean born Gianoberto, but known as Jean, as the Italian family was making an effort to assimilate to their new home in France had a great talent for design, one which combined with his father's engineering talent to give the Bugatti brand the prestige it had before the war, and the legendary status it enjoys today.

    Jean had done a good deal of design work on the Type 41 Royale, but the Type 57 was a project all his own. Just 17 Atalante Coupes were built. They came after the Atlantic Coupes, of which only four were built. The two are very similar, with the main differences being the Atalante's one-piece windshield and lack of the riveted "fin" which made the Atlantic so distinct.

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

    Jean's design touch is still evident, and the body of the car is exquisite. The S in the name stands for "surbaisse", the French word for "lowered", while the C indicates the presence of a supercharger. Only two Type 57SC chassis were actually built new by Bugatti, but nearly all 40 out of 43 total of the cars built on the Type 57S chassis were brought back to the factory to have a supercharger installed.

    The Type 57S is the best known incarnation of the Type 57, even though only a small percentage of the total produced not counting the or so Type 57C race cars produced were the lowered models. All of the Atlantic and Atalante cars were built on this chassis. This lowering was just one of the impressive engineering feats which went into making the cars.

    The Type 57 was already quite low, and lowering required much more than the simple swapping of suspension components. The rear axle on S models passes through the frame, rather than under it, and dry-sump lubrication system had to be developed in order to make the engine short enough to fit under the hood.

    1937 bugatti type 57s atalante coupe

    The block and head were cast as one piece, while the aluminum crankcase was bolted on. It uses a dual overhead cam design, but rather than using chains to drive the camshafts, a gear train at the back of the engine was used. And yes, if you set it wrong and bent a valve, the pistons would have to come out in order for you to replace it. The engine initially produced horsepower, but this climbed to after a second carburetor was added. Supercharged models would produce hp.

    The record setting Atalante has passed through quite a few hands, but has been well cared for throughout its life. It was first sold to Jean Levy, the owner of grain milling company started by his father which is still in the family today. Levy wisely hid the Atalante for the beginning of the Second World War, and then transferred ownership to a family friend who kept it for the remainder of the war.

    1937 Bugatti Type 57 S Atalante Coupe



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