Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1934
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Espace Fontvielle
Monaco
On View:
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00
Sale:
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