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1936 Bugatti Type 57


Chassis number : 57263

Bugatti 1936 Bugatti Type 57 History Specifications
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Sold for $500,000 at 2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
This Bugatti began life as an Atalante (the second of seven examples constructed) but would gain its current Faux Cabriolet body sometime around or before 1946. The roof had been removed and new bumpers were added. It was given chrome rear fender trim, a rear luggage rack, and a folding windscreen. It appears to have a second-series Type 57 frame. The number 46512 is for a Type 46 which is believed to have been done for one of its prior registrations.

Provenance
This Bugatti was built in June of 1935 and was registered on June 8th to Lucien Blanc of Agen. It remained with Mr. Blanc for approximately a year before it was sold to an unknown individual in Paris, who registered it there on August 7th of 1936 as '6273 RK 5.' Georges Pilon de Loynes of Nantes acquired it in September of 1938 and registered it '9941 JH4.' The car's next owner was an airplane pilot named Pierre Douarre who would later depart for the Russian Front in 1944. The car, perhaps, remained at his home near Toulon where it survived the war. In August of 1946, it was put back on the road by a Marseilles-area mechanic.

Jean Filippi of Bouches du Rhone registered the car as '6788 CB4' on August 26th of 1946. Less than a month later, it was sold to Marcel Maillet or Marseilles. Several short-term Marseilles owners followed before it returned to Paris in August 1949. In 1956, it was bought at auction by Christian d'Epenoux who kept it briefly before selling it to Alexandre Babeanu for 3,000 Francs. Claude Jeangirard of the Loire Valley purchased it in 1974 and kept it for nearly a decade, selling it in 1983 to Michel Seydoux. While in his care, the car was given a refreshing to its black and red paint scheme, and the mechanical components overhauled by Gaston Garino of Puteaux. At some point during the ownership of Mr. Seydoux, the car was known as 57668, likely due to being fitted with its registration number. However, it is believed that this vehicle bears no part of that car, a Gangloff Stelvio. It is believed that this is 57263 with a cabriolet-modified body. The current owner purchased the car in the late 1990s.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2022

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2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $700,000-USD $900,000 
Sale Price :
USD $500,000

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