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Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe
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  Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1936 - 1938
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Jean Bugatti
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 18, 2013
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Chassis: 57591
Nearly two years after the first three, the fourth and final Atlantic was constructed. Chassis 57591 differs from its predecessors in detail. The biggest distinguishing features are the separate headlights, which are mounted flush with the fenders on the other three. It was ordered by British enthusiast Richard Pope in 1938. This decision was made a little easier due to devaluation of the French Franc compared to the Pound. It was painted a sapphire blue and also featured painted wire wheels.

Pope cherished his Atlantic and owned it for nearly three decades. In the subsequent 20 years, the car passed to various hands including noted British collector Anthony Bamford. In 1988 chassis 57591 was acquired by fashion designer Ralph Lauren. He had the mostly original car meticulously restored by Paul Russell. Two years later the car made its post-restoration debut and immediately won the coveted 'Best of Show' award. It has since been shown sporadically at events around the world. Still in fabulous condition, the final Atlantic starred during the 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, winning almost every award it was eligible for.


Chassis details
Last known location Ralph Lauren Collection
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2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

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