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1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe Vehicle Profile

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

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This supercharged Bugatti Type 57C Atalante has been referred to as 'the greatest barn-find ever,' and its story is certainly remarkable. John W. Straus, the grandson of the founder of Macy's department stores, parked this Bugatti in a Pound Ridge, New York, barn in 1962, and there it stayed until earlier in 2007. Mr. Nicotra placed the winning bid at an auction in June and immediately sent the car to his friend and preservation car expert Mark Smith, who confirmed the car's absolute integrity. After tending to a very few leaks and adding new oil, the engine was hand-cranked and sprang to life after 45 years. The only items that have been replaced, for safety's sake, are the tires. A truly unique Bugatti.

In its original 3.3-liter form the Type 57 delivered 135 horsepower, but with a supercharger this increased by 25 horsepower. This Bugatti was originally bodied with Stelvio coachwork, but was changed to the Atalante body in the 1940s. This Atalante was parked in 1962 and stored for 45 years, then shown in its barn-find condition at Pebble Beach in 2007. It has since been restored.


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1938 Bugatti Type 57 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by D'Ieteren
Chassis#: 57589
Sold for USD$1,655,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 57589
Sold for USD$1,413,878
  2015 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster
Chassis#: 57661
Sold for USD$671,000
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux
Chassis#: 57701
Sold for USD$539,168
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Cabriolet by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57569
Sold for USD$962,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 COACH VENTOUX
Sold for USD$481,040
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 COACH VENTOUX
Sold for USD$692,888
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57569
Sold for USD$693,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe
Sold for USD$682,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 Bugatti Type 57's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupé576332020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $1,500,000$1,800,000
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet Vanvooren29402018 Artcurial : Retromobile $650,000$950,000
1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 STELVIO577152014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $1,100,000$1,300,000
1938 Bugatti T57 Stelvio574502007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona$410,000$450,000$550,000
1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 FOUR DOOR SEDAN 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $160,000$190,000

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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

1938 Bugatti Type 57

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