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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1936 - 1938
Numbers built:41 (all versions)
Designed by:Jean Bugatti
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 23, 2009
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Chassis: 57511
Fitted with a factory built Atalante Coupe body, chassis 57511 rolled off the 'production line' in February of 1937. It had been ordered by Robert Eonnet, who was bobsledder and member of the French ski team. He had specified a two-tone blue finish with pig-skin and beige cloth interior. Eonnet is believed to have owned the Type 57 for only a year but its subsequent ownership is not known. It reemerged in the early 1950s when it changed hands several times. At this time, chassis 57511 was upgraded to full Type 57 SC specifications by fitting a supercharger.

It eventually ended up in the hands of American Navy doctor Charles S. Hascall, who was stationed in Japan. When he acquired the car it was painted black and while in Japan it was repainted red. Upon his return to the United States, Hascall had it refurbished and finished in a Rolls-Royce colour scheme of 'smoke and sage'. He sold the Atalante Coupe in 1974 to prominent Bugatti collector Dr. Peter Williamson. In his ownership the highly original car was preserved and regularly shown and used. Shortly after his death in 2008, the beautiful Type 57 SC was offered at no reserve in Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auction. With a portion of the proceeds going to charity, the Bugatti sold for a startling $7,920,000.


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Manufactured in 1937
Engine number 17S
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