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1939 Bugatti Type 57 3 Position Drophead / 57809 Chassis Information

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1939 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

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3 Position Drophead
Designer: Letourneur et Marchand
Chassis #: 57809
Sold for $913,000 at 2011 RM Sothebys.
The Type 57 is the most celebrated non-racing Bugatti. Only 680 were made from the years 1934 through 1939. This was the last Letourneur et Marchand bodied car, delivered in April 1939 in Paris. There were only 13 Letourneur et Marchand bodied type 57's made.

Back in 1939, this Bugatti Type 57C was perhaps the best small sports coupe you could buy. That is, if you had $7,500. Bugatti offered clients the choice of four factory-designed styles: the Galibier four-door saloon; the two-door Ventoux coupe; the Stelvio cabriolet; and the Atalante Coupe.

This Bugatti was first owned by Gerald Ankermann, who went off to London to join the resistance. The story told is that his girlfriend hid this car in a factory in Bordeaux. It is believed to have been used by Germans in WW2.

It was used by the U.S. military in 1945, before being sold in 1947. It was restored and shown at the Concours d'Elegance in Enghein, France in 1950. It was shipped to the U.S. in 1961 and then purchased by the current owner in 1992. It is a rare and unusual body style for a Bugatti and one that demands a second look. It has had a completed restoration by High Mountain Classics and a number of very successful runs of concourses and rallies, including Pebble Beach in 2003 and 2009.

Chassis# 57809

2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
Pre-Auction Estimates :$750,000-$850,000 
Sale Price : $913,000

Analysis

Chassis number 57809 Auction Sales History
2011$913,000

2018 1
2017 2
2016 1
2011 1
2009 1
2008 2
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$3,556,420$3,556,4201
2017$1,265,000$1,512,5002
2016$746,704$746,7041
2011$913,000$913,0001
2009$503,611$503,6111
2008$638,000$880,0002
2004$1,930,000$1,930,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Bugatti Type 57C coupé Atalante
Chassis#: 57624
Sold for $3,556,420
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet
Chassis#: 57841
Sold for $1,512,500
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1939 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by Letourneur et Marchand
Chassis#: 57587
Sold for $1,017,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1939 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57731
Sold for $746,704
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monaco
 
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Three-Position Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 57809
Sold for $913,000
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Faux Cabriolet 'Charmaine'
Chassis#: 57787
Sold for $503,611
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1939 Bugatti Type 57C
Chassis#: 57624
Sold for $880,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1939 Bugatti Type 57C
Chassis#: 57806C
Sold for $396,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  1939 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1939 Bugatti Type 57C
Chassis#: 57749
Sold for $1,930,000
  2004 Bonhams - MOTOR CARS
 

No Sale

1939 Bugatti Type 57's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Galibier577522009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company $275,000$350,000
1939 Bugatti Type 57C 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island$380,000$550,000$750,000
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Faux Cabriolet Charmaine577872008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions$375,000$600,000$750,000

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1939 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle thumbnail image  1939 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle thumbnail image  
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