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1937 Bugatti Type 57S Drophead Coupe / 57491 Vehicle Information

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S photograph

1937 Bugatti Type 57S1937 Bugatti Type 57S1937 Bugatti Type 57S1937 Bugatti Type 57S1937 Bugatti Type 57S1937 Bugatti Type 57S1937 Bugatti Type 57S1937 Bugatti Type 57S1937 Bugatti Type 57S1937 Bugatti Type 57S1937 Bugatti Type 57S
The Type 57 was possibly the most successful Bugatti of all time. The chassis was designed around Bugatti's Grand Prix car and the straight-eight engine was exquisitely built with a gear-driven double-overhead-cam that made the Bugatti sing. An optional Roots supercharger was available on the Type 57C, which increased the power from 1935 to 155 horsepower. And in 1937, Bugatti introduced the Type 57S, or Surbaisse, meaning lowered, with a shortened chassis that went through the rear axle and created a much lower center of gravity and therefore better handling. The S was fitted with a high-performance 3.3-liter 8-cylinder engine producing 170 horsepower unsupercharged and over 200 horsepower in supercharged form.

This 57S was bodied by Corsica Coachworks of London for T.A.S.O. Mathieson, a wealthy amateur racer, who used it as a road car in 1938 before fitting lighter, cycle-winged, racing coachwork. After a not-terribly-successful period of racing, 'Taso' reinstated the original Corsica body and again used her as a fast road car. This is one of very few Type 57Ss to be raced and is one of only four open Type 57s bodied by Corsica that retains its original engine, drivetrain, and body.



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1937 Bugatti Type 57S Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante
Chassis#: 57502
Sold for USD$10,429,901
  2020 Gooding & Company : Passion of a Lifetime
 
1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet by Vanvooren
Chassis#: 57513
Sold for USD$7,700,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1937 Bugatti Type 57S image  1937 Bugatti Type 57S image  
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 57440
Sold for USD$365,000
  2005 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1937 Bugatti Type 57S's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Bugatti Type 57S Coupé with supercharger575322009 Bonhams Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club   

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Bugatti Type 57S Vehicle Profiles
Atalante
Bugatti Type 57S Atalante

Chassis Num: 57472
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Atalante
Bugatti Type 57S Atalante

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Atlantic
Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic

Chassis Num: 57473
Model Year: 1937
Profile

Drophead Coupe
Bugatti Type 57S Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Corsica
Chassis Num: 57491
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Atalante
Bugatti Type 57S Atalante

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57501
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Cabriolet
Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 57513
Engine Num: 21S
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Atalante
Bugatti Type 57S Atalante

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57532
Engine Num: 27S
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History


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