1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe / 57345 Chassis Information

1937 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

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Ventoux Coupe
Chassis #: 57345
Sold for $350,000 at 2011 Mecum Auctions - Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction.
Sold for $451,000 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
Ettore Bugatti would earn a reputation as a wonderfully talented chassis builder. His son, Jean, would earn an equally impressive reputation for the strikingly elegant bodies that graced his father's chassis. One of the best examples of Jean's artistic touch would be the Type 57 Ventoux.

The Ventoux body style was perhaps Jean Bugatti's most expressive and forward-thinking with its narrow nose, grand flowing fenders and steeply-raked windscreen. It seemed like the ultimate expression of what the future held for automotive design.

The first series of the Ventoux Coupe, which would be named after one of the peaks in Alps, would be introduced in 1934. One of the first series Ventoux-bodied Bugatti Type 57s would be chassis 57345.

Bugatti Type 57, chassis 57345, would be one of the Ventoux-bodied cars that would be completed without running boards and would be invoiced on March 14th, 1936. When completed, the car would be sent to Arnaud in Lyon, France for sale to the public.

Finished with the usual Ventoux touches of the flat, uncluttered wooden dash, simple steering wheel and the single-panel leather seats, 57345 would also have the 3.3-liter DOHC eight-cylinder engine with the single Stromberg carburetor helping to produce around 135bhp at 5,000rpm.

Unfortunately, the car's early history is relatively unknown but it would survive the Second World War and would eventually be sold in 1960 in Paris. From there, the Ventoux Type 57 would be bought by J.W. Harrison of Arlington, Virginia, and therefore, would make its way to the United States. Soon after arriving, the car would become registered with the American Bugatti Club.

The car would remain with Mr. Harrison until the early 1970s when it was purchased by David Uihlein. Uihlein would purchase the car and have it sit as part of some collection, however. Instead, 57345 would be a car regularly driven to and from different everyday events and would continue in this capacity well into the late 1990s.

Over the course of its life, the Type 57 Ventoux has been maintained and has undergone a number of necessary cosmetic and mechanical work. Finished in a Black and French Blue livery, the car is a striking thing to behold. Retaining its original motor, 57345 would appear to be highly original in a number of other ways, including its leather interior.

This period correct and highly desirable first series Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux would be offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2013. Appearing to be highly original and with its matching engine, this particular Type 57 Ventoux was drawing estimates of between $250,000 and $325,000 prior to auction.

Sources:
'Lot No. 050: 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux', (http://www.goodingco.com/car/1937-bugatti-type-57-ventoux). Gooding & Company. http://www.goodingco.com/car/1937-bugatti-type-57-ventoux. Retrieved 17 January 2013.

'1938 Bugatti Type 57 News, Pictures and Information', (http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z11219/Bugatti-Type-57.aspx). Conceptcarz.com: From Concept to Production. http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z11219/Bugatti-Type-57.aspx. Retrieved 17 January 2013.

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By Jeremy McMullen


2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$250,000-$325,000 
Sale Price :
$451,000

2011 Mecum Auctions - Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction

Sale Price :
$350,000

2018 1
2017 1
2016 1
2015 2
2014 2
2013 2
2012 1
2011 5
2010 2
2009 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$360,434$360,4341
2017$572,000$572,0001
2016$474,143$474,1431
2015$569,720$800,0002
2014$943,688$985,3762
2013$435,515$451,0002
2012$978,670$978,6701
2011$537,423$797,5005
2010$335,512$446,8132
2009$441,881$880,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Pillarless Sports Coupe
Chassis#: 57443
Sold for $360,434
  2018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 57156
Sold for $572,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux coach usine
Chassis#: 57547
Sold for $474,143
  2016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57
Chassis#: 57579
Sold for $339,440
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux
Chassis#: 57584
Sold for $800,000
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1937 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57467
Sold for $985,376
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57C Roadster in the style of Figoni et Falaschi
Chassis#: 57617
Sold for $902,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux
Chassis#: 57524
Sold for $420,029
  2013 RM Auctions - VILLA ERBA
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux
Chassis#: 57345
Sold for $451,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1937 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Cabriolet
Chassis#: 57467
Sold for $978,670
  2012 RM Auctions - London
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Cabriolet
Chassis#: 57435
Sold for $477,848
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Galibier Sports Saloon
Chassis#: 57380
Sold for $264,402
  2011 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe
Chassis#: 57345
Sold for $350,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction
1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1937 Bugatti Type 57C Ventoux
Chassis#: 57664
Sold for $797,500
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57 C ATALANTE
Chassis#: 57756
Sold for $797,366
  2011 Rétromobile
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57435
Sold for $446,813
  2010 RM Auctions - Sporting Classics of Monaco
 
1937 Bugatti type 57C Berline
Chassis#: 57477
Sold for $224,211
  2010 Bonhams - Automobiles d'Exception á Rétromobile
 
1937 BUGATTI T57 ATLANTIC MODEL ON WOODEN BASE
Sold for $3,761
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante
Chassis#: 57557
Sold for $880,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe
Chassis#: 57614
Sold for $137,452
  2008 Automobiles of London
1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  1937 Bugatti Type 57 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1937 Bugatti Type 57's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet par Graber575002019 Artcurial : Retroobile $400,000$600,000
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Pillarless Sports Coupe574432017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $400,000$480,000
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Pillarless Sports Coupe574432017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ $500,000$600,000
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$390,000$475,000$575,000
1937 Bugatti Type 57575462008 Bonhams Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception $350,000$450,000
1937 Bugatti T57 Stelvio574402008 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$395,000$450,000$550,000
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux 2006 Bonhams & Butterfields at The Quail Lodge, Resort & Golf Club $265,000$300,000
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Sports Saloon575482005 Bonhams Sports, Competition & Collectors' Motor Cars, F1 Memorabilia, Automobilia & Models $160,000$200,000
1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57 C ATALANTE DECOUVRABLE 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$550,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Atalante Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Stelvio
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 57156
Engine Num: 48
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Pillarless Sports Coupe
Coachbuilder: Hermann Graber
Chassis Num: 57443
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Special Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57517
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Ventoux Coupe
Chassis Num: 57584
Engine Num: 507
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Ventoux Coupe
Chassis Num: 57614
Engine Num: 429
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 57617
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Atalante Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57641
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 75542
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Aravis Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Corsica
Chassis Num: 57584
Engine Num: C15
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57597
Engine Num: 82 C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 3 Position Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Letourner et Marchand
Chassis Num: 57644
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 57661
Engine Num: 25C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57677
Engine Num: 31C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Aravis Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57710
Engine Num: 510
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Atalante Coupe
Chassis Num: 57766
Engine Num: C57

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