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1936 Bugatti Type 57

Chassis number : 57442

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Sold for $198,000 at 2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island.
The Bugatti Type 57 was unveiled in 1934 and was a masterpiece from Jean Bugatti. It was designed to replace the Type 49 and came equipped with a 3.3-liter twin-cam straight-eight engine. The Bugatti Type 57 was continually refined throughout its production lifespan resulting in three distinct series of chassis. The second-series chassis was introduced in 1936 and featured a cross-braced frame, rubber engine mounts, upgraded brakes, strengthened rear axle, and other improvements.

This particular example, with a second series chassis, was invoiced to Monestier, the official Bugatti agent in Lyon, France, on September 24th of 1936. It left the factory equipped with engine number 310 and Labourdette Cabriolet coachwork.

This first owner of this car was Gabriel d'Aubarède. It is believed to have remained in his care for only a short period of time. By November of 1937, it was offered for sale by Gaston Docime, the Bugatti agent in Neuilly-sur-Seine. It was stored in Nice throughout World War II and was sold in the late 1940s to M. Goldberg. Around the time of his acquisition, the engine seized and the car was taken to Paris for a mechanical overhaul. Presumably, around this time, the original engine was replaced with the current unit, which is stamped with the chassis number rather than the conventional engine number.

Around this time, the original Labourdette coachwork was replaced with a Stelvio body constructed by Gangloff of Colmar.

In 1959, J.G. Cady of DeWitt, New York, acquired and imported the Bugatti. In 1968, the current owner acquired the Type 57 from a used-car dealer in Detroit.

In recent years, this Bugatti has been repainted and reupholstered. Despite this, it remained in essentially unrestored condition.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2018

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2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $450,000-USD $600,000 
Sale Price :
USD $198,000

1936 Bugatti Type 57 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bugatti Type 57

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio
Chassis#: 57395
Sold for USD$346,000
  2022 Broad Arrow Auctions : The Passion for the Drive
1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio
Chassis#: 57406
Sold for USD$681,500
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 57263
Sold for USD$500,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1936 Bugatti 57 Galibier
Chassis#: 57363
Sold for USD$338,345
  2022 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante
Chassis#: 57386
Sold for USD$1,325,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1936 Bugatti 57 Atlantic modifiée Erik Koux
Chassis#: 57654
Sold for USD$970,559
  2019 Artcurial : Retroobile
 
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Two-Light Ventoux
Chassis#: 57469
Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$299,341
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupé
Chassis#: 57345
Sold for USD$488,129
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante
Chassis#: 57401
Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$65,201
  2008 Automobiles of London
 
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff
Sold for USD$396,000
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  1936 Bugatti Type 57 image  

Bugatti Type 57s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1936 Bugatti Type 57's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
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 Profiles

1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Pillarless Coupe
Coachwork: Paul Nee
Designer: Jean Bugatti
Chassis #: 57397
Engine #: 276
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Stelvio
Coachwork: Gangloff
Designer: Jean Bugatti
Chassis #: 57395
Engine #: 57395
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Racer
Chassis #: 57416
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Cabriolet
Designer: Graber
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Atalante
Chassis #: 57401
Engine #: 54C
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Stelvio
Designer: Jean Bugatti
Chassis #: 57406
Engine #: 286
Gearbox #: 68C
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Binder
Chassis #: 57295
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Stelvio
Designer: Jean Bugatti
Chassis #: 57442
Engine #: 57442
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Two-Light Ventoux Coupe
Chassis #: 57469
Engine #: 350
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Atalante
Chassis #: 57386
Engine #: 281
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Stelvio
Coachwork: Gangloff
Designer: Jean Bugatti
1936 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 57263