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  Bugatti Type 57 C Gangloff Cabriolet
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1937 - 1940
Numbers built:96 (all versions)
Designed by:Gangloff
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 03, 2005
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Chassis: 57596
Completed in early 1938, this Type 57C had been commissioned by Amsterdam based Bugatti dealer Garage Albatros for his client J. Homan van der Heide. Clothed by Gangloff, it featured special, all-enveloping front wings and DeRam shock absorbers, and was finished in grey with a light tan leather interior. Once completed, the car was driven on the road to Amsterdam by a Bugatti employee. He arrived in time for the car to be displayed on Garage Albatros' stand of the Amsterdam Motor Show. Following its show duties, it was delivered to Van der Heide, who already owned an earlier Type 57SC Atalante, which he later replaced with a Type 57 Ventoux for his wife to drive. Van der Heide himself preferred the Gangloff Cabriolet, and it is believed that he owned the car until he relocated to the United States in around 1950. The car had survived the War thanks to the cunning of Garage Albatros owner Hendricus van Ramshort, who had safely stored around a dozen Bugattis in a church during the occupation.

Returned to Garage Albatros following Van der Heide's departure, the car was sold to its next Dutch owner in 1953. By the time, it had been fitted with independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes. During the 1970s, a subsequent owner restored the car and had the independent front axle removed. In 1983, the car finally left The Netherlands as it was repatriated to France. Used extensively since, the car last changed hands during the early 2000s. Early in 2019, it was consigned to the Artcurial's official Retromobile sale.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1938
Engine number 19C
First owner J. Homan van der Heide
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