83-year-old Bugatti with 220-horsepower engine put up for saleAugust 28, 2020
Auction house Gooding & Company has put up for sale the Bugatti Type 57S Atalante coupe – one of 17 produced copies. For this car, sellers are planning to gain 7 million pounds.
The Bugatti Type 57S Atalante for sale was released in 1937 – a year after the model’s debut. The body design of the car was developed by Jean Bugatti, the son of the founder of the Bugatti brand Ettore Bugatti.
In May 1937, the coupe was sent to its 1st owner, Earl Howe, then a well-known race car driver and president of the Bugatti Owners Club. The exterior and interior of the car was commissioned by Earl Howe, who used the car in racing.
In the late 1940s, one of the following Atalante owners, one John Tingey, supplied the factory 3.2-liter inline-six with a Marshall supercharger. Today, the 83-year-old Bugatti is easily driven by a power unit that develops about 220 horsepower paired with a 4-speed manual transmission.
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