1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

Coupe8-cyl. 3257cc/135hp 2bbl

North America


Drivers Club

Sold August 19, 2022

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RHD. 3,257/200hp, supercharged, 4-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Blockley tires, skirts, Scintilla headlights, Marchal fog light and driving light, covered rear-mounted spare.
Represented as the original low configuration ("surbaisse") chassis, coachwork and matching numbers drivetrain with the supercharger added at Molsheim early in its life. First owned by Alphonse Gandon until 1952, then Jean De Dobbeleer and Gene Cesari and George W. Huguely in the U.S. Later owners included Ed Lucas, Bill Jacobs and the Blackhawk Collection. Restored by Bob Mosier for Ray Scherr and reunited with its original engine, winning its class and the French Cup at Pebble Beach in 2009. Recently mechanically re-restored in the U.K. Excellent paint, bright chrome and aluminum. The upholstery, interior woodwork and gauges are wonderful. Fresh, sharp engine compartment with a recent rebuild by Ivan Dutton Limited. A gorgeous car in gorgeous condition.
Sold by Gooding & Company at Pebble Beach in 2013 for $8,745,000 before the most recent work by Dutton. One of four Type 57S with factory-installed superchargers, only two of which were Atalantes. One of the most charismatic of all Bugattis and worth every penny of this 8-figure price.
Hagerty Condition Rating#1 ConcoursWorld-class. Could compete in the world’s best Concours d'Elegance events.
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Vehicle specs
Odometer962 km
Engine TypeL8
Transmission typeStandard
Interior ColorTan pigskin
Exterior ColorBlack
Seller details
Gooding & Company
Event dateAug 19 - Aug 20, 2022
LocationCarmel, CA; USA
AuctionGooding & Company
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