Rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S up for auction

Rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S up for auction

January 17, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

One of the most attractive pre-war cars, the 1937 Bugatti Type 57S, will be auctioned at Bohnams Legends on February 19.

As follows from the description to the ad, the first owner of this car ordered its conversion from the Corsica of London company. When the car passed into the hands of the second owner in 1969, it ended up in the garage and was practically not used.

The third owner of the car immediately after its acquisition took up the revision of the model, which was almost completed in 2020 at the time of his death. The auction house also stated that the Bugatti with chassis number 57503 is in excellent condition.

The car has a 4-seater layout and a 3.3-liter two-chamber engine. The specimen to be auctioned is nicknamed Dulcie because of its British registration number DUL 351.

The chassis of this car is one of the special lightweight variations that were made specifically for the 1936 French Grand Prix. Note that the black paint of the car is in almost perfect condition, as well as its leather interior, decorated in a cream shade, and the original body trim. As for the estimated cost of the Bugatti Type 57S, the auction house plans to raise for it from 5 to 7 million pounds (501.8 – 702.52 million rubles).

In addition, it was recently reported that car manufacturers Lamborghini and Bugatti believe that classic internal combustion engines are more important than ever. Thus, these brands are not very keen on electrifying the motor range.