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

1938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 571938 Bugatti Type 57
Atalante Coupe
Coachwork: Gangloff
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.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2015 2
2014 2
2013 2
2011 1
2006 1
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2015$1,042,439$1,413,8782
2014$750,834$962,5002
2013$586,964$692,8882
2011$693,000$693,0001
2006$682,000$682,0001
2004$533,500$533,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 57589
Sold for $1,413,878
  2015 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster
Chassis#: 57661
Sold for $671,000
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux
Chassis#: 57701
Sold for $539,168
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Cabriolet by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57569
Sold for $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 $692,888
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 COACH VENTOUX
Sold for $481,040
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57569
Sold for $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 $682,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1938 Bugatti T57C Atalante Coupe
Sold for $533,500
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

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 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 Type 57C Atalante577662008 Automobiles of London$660,000$600,000$800,000
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 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 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
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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