1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Cabriolet / 57597 Chassis Information

1938 Bugatti Type 57C photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57C photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57C photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57C photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57C photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57C1938 Bugatti Type 57C1938 Bugatti Type 57C1938 Bugatti Type 57C1938 Bugatti Type 57C
Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachwork: Gangloff
Chassis #: 57597
Engine #: 82 C
Sold for $770,000 at 2014 RM Auctions at Monterey.
Sold for $786,000 at 2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
Bugatti's Type 57 was developed directly from motorsports and fitted with the best elements of luxury and automotive athleticism. Introduced in 1934, the Type 57 was the replacement to the aging Type 49. It wore a design courtesy of Ettore Bugatti's son, Jean, and fitted with an eight-cylinder twin-cam engine from the Type 49. The primary difference being the presence of timing gears rather than timing chains.

The Type 57 was originally offered in four distinct body styles, three of which were named after famous mountain peaks in the Alps, Galibier, Stelvio, and Ventoux.

Customers could have their Type 57 fitted with a Roots-type supercharger; such examples were dubbed the Type 57C. The 57C was first seen installed in a Ventoux at the 1936 Paris Salon, and it became available for customers later that year. Racing iterations of the Type 57C won the French Grand Prix in 1936 and the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1937 and 1939.

Bugatti produced a total of 684 examples of the Type 57 before the Bugatti factory was forced to close due to World War II. 96 of those were the Type 57C.

This Type 57C wears Stelvio coachwork, which offered open-air motoring for four passengers. It was delivered new to a Bugatti dealership in Lyon, France. It was constructed by the factory in Molsheim with a supercharged engine and it received Gangloff coachwork. The d'Aubarede brothers, Jean and Paul, who resided in Lyon, purchased this car as a replacement for a naturally aspirated Type 57 drophead. It was later registered in the department of Rhone under plate number 4090 PF 9. The car remained with the brothers until at least the beginning of 1939. The car was reportedly requisitioned from the d'Aubarede family for use during the war. After the war, in 1957, the car was found, still registered in Lyon with plate 3644 Z 69, by Henri Malatre. It was later purchased by Jean-Louis du Montant, of Eymoutiers in western France. At the time, it was painted light blue. Around this time, it is believed that the car received the supercharged engine that it retains today from another Type 57, chassis 57809, and the engine was numbered 82C.

Dr. Richard Roger of Southern California purchased the car in May of 1963. It remained in Dr. Roger's care for the next 15 years, before it was purchased in 1978 by Gary W. Tiscornia, of Milford, Michigan. A full restoration soon began; upon completion it was finished in teal-on-teal color combination with a light tan convertible top. The restoration was completed in 1988. It was invited to the 1989 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it won its class. It scored 100 points at CCCA events three times, in Michigan at the 1989 CCCA Grand Classic, at the 1990 annual meeting, where it was awarded Senior Premier status, and in Minnesota in 1990.

Mr. Tiscornia sold the car in 1999. The following year, it was acquired by Bob Pond in September 2000 from the Blackhawk Collection. Mr. Pond showed the car on several occasions, including at the 2009 Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance in Palm Springs, California.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014


2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,200,000-$1,400,000 
Sale Price :
$786,000

2014 RM Auctions at Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$800,000-$1,000,000 
Sale Price :
$770,000

2019 2
2018 1
2015 2
2014 1
2013 2
2012 2
2010 1
2009 2
2006 2

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio
Chassis#: 57597
Sold for $786,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57 C cabriolet Gangloff
Chassis#: 57596
Sold for $1,112,232
  2019 Artcurial : Retroobile
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante
Chassis#: 57766
Sold for $2,805,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Convertible
Chassis#: 57748
Sold for $1,595,000
  2015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Cabriolet by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57710
Sold for $2,337,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57597
Sold for $770,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupé
Chassis#: 57335
Sold for $923,287
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante
Chassis#: 57766
Sold for $2,035,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio
Chassis#: 57677
Sold for $1,292,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Drophead Coupé by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57716
Sold for $665,819
  2012 Aalholm Automobile Collection
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Roadster
Chassis#: 57584
Sold for $429,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio
Chassis#: 57715
Sold for $719,444
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe
Chassis#: 57335
Sold for $1,375,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff
Sold for $1,375,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti T57C Aravis Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 57736
Sold for $1,045,000
  2006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 Bugatti Type 57C's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante577662015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption $2,200,000$2,500,000
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupe573352012 Bonhams Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood   
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cäsar Schaffner Special Roadster57.584/57.5772012 Bonhams The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $320,000$440,000

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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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