1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio / 57406 Chassis Information

1936 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1936 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1936 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1936 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1936 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1936 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1936 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1936 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1936 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1936 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1936 Bugatti Type 571936 Bugatti Type 571936 Bugatti Type 571936 Bugatti Type 571936 Bugatti Type 571936 Bugatti Type 571936 Bugatti Type 571936 Bugatti Type 571936 Bugatti Type 571936 Bugatti Type 57
Stelvio
Designer: Jean Bugatti
Chassis #: 57406
Engine # 286
Gearbox #: 68C
High bid of $650,000 at 2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island. (did not sell)
Over 680 examples of the Bugatti Type 57 and supercharged T57C were estimated to have been built in various body styles during its lifespan. From early 1937 until September of 1939, Bugatti focused most of their efforts on building the Type 57 model. The Type 57s were basically offered in four body styles that included the Ventoux (four-place coupe), the Galibier (four-place, four-door saloon), the Atalante (two-seater) and the Stelvio cabriolet. Gangloff was a preferred coachbuilder for Bugatti not only for their nearby location to Bugatti's Molsheim factory, but also for their talented and skillful craftsmen. The most popular open car was the Stelvio four-seater cabriolet, which had a designed penned by Bugatti. Most of the Stelvio-bodied Type 57s received their coachwork from the French coachbuilder Gangloff. The Stelvio coachwork was offered throughout the production lifespan of the Type 57, from 1934 until 1939. The design evolved over the years; in 1935-36, the Stelvio was given a folding windshield and a top that would fold nearly flat and out-of-sight into a 'cut-out' provided for it at the rear of the body.

This particular Stelvio example was built in April 1936. The Jean Bugatti-designed cabriolet features pontoon fenders and Atalante-like rounded tail. It was sent to the Nantes Fair, an international trade exhibition. On August 8th of 1936, it was sold to its original owner, R. Petit. It was later owned by a Mr. Ferrand, by which time it had been given the later-style headlamps, integrated into the front fenders, as well as spats over the rear wheels. It was also given the front 'moustache' bumpers, as well as Lockheed hydraulic brakes. It is believed that these modifications were performed by the factory or a Bugatti agent.

The next owner was Jacques Dufilho of Paris. In 1974, it was sold to Alec Ulmann, where it would remain for the remainder of Mr. Ulmann's life. He drove the car without the rear fender spats and refinished in light blue and black.

After his passing, the car was retained by his widow, Mary, for two years and then was sold to a collection on the West Coast. It was there that it was given a restoration to its present appearance, updating its Ulmann two-tone royal blue and black 'sweep panel' livery while fitting pale grey leather upholstery and reinstalling the 'spats' on the rear wheels.

This Bugatti has its original engine, transmission and rear axle. It is believed that the gauges are original, with the exception of a new Jaeger tachometer. The odometer records 1,047 kilometers, believed to be the distance traveled since the restoration.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2016

2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$900,000-$1,200,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
$650,000

2019 1
2018 2
2015 1
2012 1
2009 1
2008 1
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$885,000$885,0001
2018$248,671$299,3412
2015$488,129$488,1291
2012$1,485,000$1,485,0001
2009$396,000$396,0001
2008$65,201$65,2011
2006$396,000$396,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Two-Light Ventoux
Chassis#: 57469
Sold for $885,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio
Chassis#: 57442
Sold for $198,000
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Galibier
Chassis#: 57291
Sold for $299,341
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupé
Chassis#: 57345
Sold for $488,129
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante
Chassis#: 57401
Sold for $1,485,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Paul Nee
Sold for $396,000
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Galibier
Chassis#: 57415
Sold for $65,201
  2008 Automobiles of London
 
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff
Sold for $396,000
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1936 Bugatti Type 57's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 Bugatti 57 Atlantic modifiée Erik Koux576542019 Artcurial : Retroobile $800,000$1,200,000
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio574062016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island$650,000$900,000$1,200,000
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island$240,000$350,000$450,000
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio573952008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions$325,000$500,000$600,000
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe574272008 Bonhams Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception $750,000$900,000

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1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle thumbnail image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle thumbnail image  
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1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle thumbnail image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle thumbnail image  
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1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle thumbnail image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle thumbnail image  

Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571934 Rumble Seat Convertible
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571934 Stelvio
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571934 Aravis Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Paul Nee
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571934 Aerolithe
Chassis Num: 57104
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571934 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: 57169
Engine Num: 101
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571935 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Bertelli
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571935 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Binder
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571935 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571935 Chassis
Chassis Num: 57243
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571935 Grand Raid Roadster
Coachbuilder: Worblaufen
Chassis Num: 57260
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57SC1936 Roadster
Chassis Num: 3826
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571936 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Binder
Chassis Num: 57295
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57SC1936 Roadster
Chassis Num: 57374
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571936 Stelvio
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57395
Engine Num: 57395
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571936 Pillarless Coupe
Coachbuilder: Paul Nee
Chassis Num: 57397
Engine Num: 276
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571936 Atalante
Chassis Num: 57401
Engine Num: 54C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571936 Stelvio
Chassis Num: 57406
Engine Num: 286
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571936 Racer
Chassis Num: 57416
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571936 Stelvio
Chassis Num: 57442
Engine Num: 57442
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571936 Two-Light Ventoux Coupe
Chassis Num: 57469
Engine Num: 350
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57SC1936 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Crosthwaite & Gardiner
Chassis Num: 57492
Engine Num: 9S
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: D'Ieteren
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571938 Atalante Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571938 Monoposto
Chassis Num: 57410
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571938 Monoposto
Chassis Num: 57478
Engine Num: 354
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571938 Drophead
Chassis Num: 57567
Engine Num: 57567
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571938 Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57569
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571938 Drophead
Chassis Num: 57587
Engine Num: 458
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571938 Atalante Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57633-463
Engine Num: 463
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571938 Drophead
Chassis Num: 57649
Engine Num: 466
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Aravis Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Stelvio Convertible
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Stelvio Convertible
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Stelvio Convertible
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Stelvio Convertible
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 3 Position Drophead
Chassis Num: 57587
Engine Num: 458
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Atalante Coupe
Chassis Num: 57624
Engine Num: 448
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Aravis Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57710
Engine Num: 46C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Galibier Saloon
Chassis Num: 57752
Engine Num: 57476 19C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Stelvio Convertible
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57786
Engine Num: 19C.V.
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Faux Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: 57787
Engine Num: C66
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Aravis Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57798
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Galibier Saloon
Chassis Num: 57806C
Engine Num: 87C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 57808
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 Voll & Ruhrbeck Roadster
Coachbuilder: Voll & Ruhrbeck
Chassis Num: 57819
Engine Num: 90C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571939 3 Position Drophead
Chassis Num: 57841
Engine Num: 109C


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