1939 Bugatti Type 57 Galibier Saloon / 57806C 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 571939 Bugatti Type 571939 Bugatti Type 571939 Bugatti Type 57
Galibier Saloon
Chassis #: 57806C
Engine # 87C
Sold for $396,000 at 2008 Gooding & Company.
This 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Galibier Sport Saloon is fitted with the supercharged DOHC straight-eight engine. It is a late Galibier that was ordered directly from the Bugatti factory by author L. Cabot Briggs. It was delivered to him in the United States through George Rand's New York Bugatti agency. It is fitted with Lockheed hydraulic brakes, rubber-bushed engine mounts and stiffened chassis frames.

In the late 1960s, the car was given a complete, professional restoration. By this point in history, it was owned by Robert Campbell, who had purchased it from Edgar de Evia. Dr. Peter and Susan Williamson purchased the car in October of 1978. The restoration, still not completed, was sent to Don Lefferts' Vintage Auto Restorations to be completed. It is finished in ivory with tan leather upholstery.

The car has a single side-mounted spare with metal cover, chrome-wire wheels, polished brake drums, a Jaeger chronometer in the instrument panel, trafficators, fold-down center rear armrest and a split rear window. The Galibier body has a solid roof with no glass panels or sunroof.

In the 1990s, the car was repainted. In 2008, this Type 57C Galibier Sport Saloon was brought to the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA. It was estimated to sell for $350,000 - $500,000 and offered without a reserve. It was sold for $396,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2009

Chassis# 57806C

2008 Gooding & Company
Pre-Auction Estimates :$350,000-$500,000 
Sale Price : $396,000

Analysis

Chassis number 57806C Auction Sales History
2008$396,000

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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