Lot 20

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante

Register to Bid

SOLD $2,260,000


$2,400,000 - $2,800,000





Car Highlights

Outstanding Example of the Ultimate-Specification Type 57

One of Three Supercharged Examples Originally Fitted with Alloy Atalante Bodywork

Delivered New to Paris Finished in Royal Blue over Havana Leather

Displayed on the Bugatti Stand at the 1948 Paris Motor Show

Well-Documented Provenance with Just One French Owner for Six Decades

Retains Matching-Numbers Engine, Coachwork, and Beautifully Preserved Upholstery

Technical Specs

3,245 CC DOHC Inline 8-Cylinder Engine

Single Stromberg UUR-2 Twin-Choke Carburetor

Roots-Type Supercharger

160 BHP at 5,000 RPM

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Bugatti-Lockheed Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Front Solid-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Rear Live-Axle Suspension with Reversed Quarter-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that a new title has recently been processed and should be available shortly following the auction.

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