1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

57C

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1938
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black/Primrose
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

RM Auctions: Automobiles of London

October 29, 2008
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Preview:
October 28 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
October 29 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

ADMISSION:
Admission to this event requires the purchase of an official auction catalog available for £50.00. The catalogue admits two and must be presented at the entrance to the sale to be granted entry.

AUCTION LOCATION
Battersea Evolution
Chelsea Bridge Entrance
Battersea Park
London SW11 4NJ

Ray Murray, this car’s second owner, had an Atalante (Chassis No. 57733), which had been exhibited in the French Pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Period photographs of the Atalante on display exist. Desiring the more powerful supercharged engine in his more exclusive Atalante body, Murray had the two cars’ bodies exchanged for one another, a very acceptable practice in that period.

East Coast Ferrari distributor Al Garthwa