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1934 Bugatti Type 57 Drophead Coupe / 57169 Vehicle Information

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1934 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

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Sold for $726,000 at 2008 Gooding & Company.
The Type 57 was a new design for Jean Bugatti, the son of Ettore - who was the founder of the Bugatti marque. The Type 57 was produced from 1934 through 1940 with a total of 710 examples being produced. Most of the Type 57s were given coachwork by some of the greatest coachbuilders of this era. Twelve were bodied by James Young, such as this example.

This Bugatti Type 57 was sent to London in September of 934, the first year of Type 57 production. It was entrusted to coachbuilder James Young to be given a four-seat cabriolet body. The first owner of this car was V. Derrington of Britain, followed by J. Coleman. It was imported to the United States by V. F. Mashek, the car's next owner. It was later purchased by Dr. Peter and Susan Williamson in January of 1968. The car has remained in their car until coming to auction in 2008.

After many years, the car was finally treated to a concours-quality restoration and finished in two-tones of maroon with brown leather upholstery, maroon-painted wire wheels and black cloth top.

There are many interesting features to this vehicle, such as the single enclosed sidemounted spare wheel and tire, Andre Telecontrol shocks, Lucasa lighting, trafficators and Raydyot fender mirrors.

Upon completion of the restoration, the car was invited to the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car is one of just two examples of this James Young coachwork on the Type 57 chassis. In total, there were just 607 examples of the Type 57s produced from 1934 to 1939.

This car is powered by an eight-cylinder engine with dual overhead camshafts and fitted with a four-speed manual gearbox. There are live axles with semi-elliptical front leaf springs and reversed quarter-elliptical rear leaf springs.

In 2008, this Type 57 James Young Cabriolet was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, California and was estimated to sell for $500,000 - $700,000, and offered without reserve. As the gavel fell for the third and final time, the lot was sold for the sum of $726,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2009


2008 Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $500,000-USD $700,000 
Sale Price :
USD $726,000

1934 Bugatti Type 57 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet par Vanvooren
Chassis#: 57162
Sold for USD$548,171
  2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1934 BUGATTI TYPE 57 COUPE VENTOUX
Sold for USD$446,661
  2011 Automobiles sur les Champs 2
 
1934 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 57202
Sold for USD$419,500
  2009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1934 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux
Chassis#: 57315
Sold for USD$256,481
  2009 Coys Auction - Monaco
 
1934 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coach
Chassis#: 57319
Sold for USD$213,857
  2009 Bonhams - Automobiles d'Exception à Retromobile
 
1934 Bugatti Type 57 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: 57158
Sold for USD$393,343
  2009 Bonhams - Automobiles d'Exception à Retromobile
 
1934 Bugatti Type 57
Chassis#: 57169
Sold for USD$726,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
1934 Bugatti Type 57 image  1934 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1934 Bugatti Type 57 Double Cabriolet Stelvio
Chassis#: 57164
Sold for USD$326,000
  2008 Bonhams - The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
 
1934 Bugatti Type 57 Galibier Sedan
Sold for USD$242,000
  2008 RM Auctions - Classic Car Auction of Michigan
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1934 Bugatti Type 57's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 Bugatti Type 57 coach Pre-Série Gangloff571062017 Artcurial : Retromobile $430,000$530,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1934 Rumble Seat Convertible
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1934 Stelvio
Coachbuilder: Gangloff

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1934 Aravis Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Paul Nee
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1934 Aerolithe
Chassis Num: 57104

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1934 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: 57169
Engine Num: 101

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1935 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Bertelli
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1935 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Binder

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1935 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: 57236

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1935 Grand Raid Roadster
Coachbuilder: Worblaufen
Chassis Num: 57260

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1936 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Binder
Chassis Num: 57295
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57SC
1936 Roadster
Chassis Num: 57374

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1936 Atalante
Chassis Num: 57386
Engine Num: 281
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1936 Stelvio
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57395
Engine Num: 57395

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1936 Pillarless Coupe
Coachbuilder: Paul Nee
Chassis Num: 57397
Engine Num: 276
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1936 Atalante
Chassis Num: 57401
Engine Num: 54C

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1936 Stelvio
Chassis Num: 57406
Engine Num: 286
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1936 Racer
Chassis Num: 57416

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1936 Stelvio
Chassis Num: 57442
Engine Num: 57442
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1936 Two-Light Ventoux Coupe
Chassis Num: 57469
Engine Num: 350

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57SC
1936 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Crosthwaite & Gardiner
Chassis Num: 57492
Engine Num: 9S

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1938 Monoposto
Chassis Num: 57410
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1938 Monoposto
Chassis Num: 57478
Engine Num: 354

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1938 Drophead
Chassis Num: 57567
Engine Num: 57567
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1938 Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57569

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1938 Drophead
Chassis Num: 57587
Engine Num: 458
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: D'Ieteren
Chassis Num: 57589
Engine Num: 464

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1938 Atalante Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57633-463
Engine Num: 463
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1938 Drophead
Chassis Num: 57649
Engine Num: 466

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Stelvio Convertible
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Stelvio Convertible
Coachbuilder: Gangloff

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 3 Position Drophead
Chassis Num: 57587
Engine Num: 458
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Atalante Coupe
Chassis Num: 57624
Engine Num: 448

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Aravis Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57710
Engine Num: 46C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Galibier Saloon
Chassis Num: 57752
Engine Num: 57476 19C

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Aravis Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57768
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Stelvio Convertible
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57786
Engine Num: 19C.V.

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Faux Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: 57787
Engine Num: C66
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Aravis Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57798

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Galibier Saloon
Chassis Num: 57806C
Engine Num: 87C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 57808

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Voll & Ruhrbeck Roadster
Coachbuilder: Voll & Ruhrbeck
Chassis Num: 57819
Engine Num: 90C

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 Stelvio Convertible
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57834
Engine Num: 103C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57
1939 3 Position Drophead
Chassis Num: 57841
Engine Num: 109C

1934 Bugatti Type 57

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