1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe

Among automobiles, there are few true Holy Grails. The Ferrari 250 GTO, 1950s Jaguars and Aston Martins with their racing histories and early Rolls-Royces are a few examples. But few road cars can compete with Bugatti's Type 57SC Atalante. Designed by Ettore Bugatti's son Jean, the Type 57 debuted at the London Motor Show in 1935. Only 48 Type 57S's would be built, and only 17 would be bodied with the Atalante coachwork seen on the car here. This Atalante is the first of four made with the "low-headlight" design that appeared on the prototype at the 1937 Paris Auto Show. The twin-cam straight-eight motor is an advanced design based on the Type 49 and has been brought to Type 57SC specs with a period-correct supercharger. With a completely documented history since new and retaining much of its original parts, this Type 57 is a very valuable piece of early automotive history.

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