1934 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux
Year of manufacture1934
Exterior brand colourBlue
Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00
Monday 18th May 2009
Collectors' Items 11:00
Motor Cars at 13:30
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Taxes Paid Chassis Number: 57159
In 1934 Bugatti announced the Type 57, the most celebrated of all non-racing Bugattis. Jean Bugatti, who headed the project, concentrated on refinement without losing sight of traditional Bugatti values. The 3.3 litre, twin-cam, straight-eight engine was completely new. Even in standard trim any Type 57 was good for 95mph, including those with fairly heavy saloon bodies, and the model revitalised the company’s fortunes.
Instead of the compromises which are inevitable when designing a dual-purpose car, the Type 57 was tailor-made for road use and was one of the finest road cars of the period. It was, however, also used as the basis for competition machinery and the streamline