1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Drophead Coupe / 57710 Chassis Information

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Aravis Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Gangloff
Chassis #: 57710
Engine # 510
Sold for $1,375,000 at 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction.
Sold for $2,337,500 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island.
Ettore Bugatti could certainly be considered one of the more colorful characters throughout automotive history. Though born in Italy, Bugatti spent most of his life in France. Nearly 8,000 cars bearing the Bugatti name were produced at the Molsheim factory located in Alsace, France. Fifty-two different models were produced over the years, from the Type 2 of 1900 to the winningest race car of all, the Type 35 Grand Prix racer, to one of the most costly and luxurious automobiles ever built, the Type 41 Bugatti Royale.

The Bugatti Type 57 is considered to be Bugatti's most successful road going creation which debuted in 1934 and remained in production until the start of WWII, with a total of 739 examples being produced. The design was inspired by Jean Bugatti, who had his father's sense of engineering, created several standard body designs which were available through the factory. This included a four-door Gabilier coach, two-door Ventoux, 1939 57C four-door coach, Atalante on the 57C and 57S chassis, and the Atlantic Coupe which was also available on the 57C and S.

The Type 57 was a new design. Little was borrowed from its predecessor, except for the bore and stroke of the Type 49 engine. The Type 57S was offered beginning in 1935. The Series 2 Type 57 soon followed which brought with it rubber engine mounts, cam and engine timing improvements, heavier chassis and revised dashboard. In 1937, the Type 57C became available. This was a supercharged version which added improved horsepower output over its siblings. The 3.3-liter engine with the supercharger was capable of producing over 215 horsepower.

The final iteration of the Type 57 came in 1938 with the Series 3. The Series 3 had hydraulic brakes, which Ettore Bugatti disagreed with after having poor results with the setup during the 1924 Grand Prix season. Ettore reluctantly cooperated with the decision but did insist on having dual master cylinders in the design. The DeRam equipment was replaced in favor of the Allinquint hydraulic shock absorbers. The DeRam setup had been deemed too expensive to continue.

This 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Drophead Coupe is only one of four ever created and one of the few surviving of its kind. the coachwork was handled by Gangloff.

Since new, it has been treated to a complete and professional restoration. At the time of its restoration, it was fitted with a correct-style Bugatti supercharger which brought it up to the 'C' specification.

It was offered for sale at the 2006 Gooding & Company Auction held in Pebble Beach where it was estimated to sell for $1,500,000-$1,800,000. It is in concours ready condition with a history that is completely accounted for and known. It is one of only three that has survived in modern times and one of the greatest examples of the Type 57 ever created. At auction, the car did sell, finding a new owner for the price of $1,375,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2012
Aravis Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Gangloff
Chassis #: 57710
Engine # 510
Sold for $1,375,000 at 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction.
Sold for $2,337,500 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island.
In 1934, Bugatti introduced their Type 57 which would remain in production through 1940. They were initially built for touring, but many of them made their way onto the racing circuit.

The Type 57C project was headed-up by Jean Bugatti, son of company founder Ettore Bugatti. Unfortunately, Jean Bugatti was killed near Molsheim while test driving a 57C that was being prepared for a race. The date was August 11th, 1939 - less than a month before the start of World War II.

This Bugatti Type 57 is one of four with the Gangloff Aravis body. At the 1934 launch Bugatti offered four Type 57 body styles, and then in 1938 the Aravis was introduced. This Type 57 Aravis has the standard 3.3-liter straight-8 supercharged engine developing 160 horsepower, which is basically a detuned version of the Grand Prix Type 59 engine

2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$2,500,000-$3,250,000 
Sale Price :
$2,337,500

2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,500,000-$1,800,000 
Sale Price :
$1,375,000

2018 1
2015 2
2014 1
2013 2
2012 2
2010 1
2009 2
2006 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$2,805,000$2,805,0001
2015$1,966,250$2,337,5002
2014$770,000$770,0001
2013$1,479,144$2,035,0002
2012$979,160$1,292,5002
2010$429,000$429,0001
2009$1,047,222$1,375,0002
2006$1,210,000$1,375,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante
Chassis#: 57766
Sold for $2,805,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Convertible
Chassis#: 57748
Sold for $1,595,000
  2015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Cabriolet by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57710
Sold for $2,337,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57597
Sold for $770,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupé
Chassis#: 57335
Sold for $923,287
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante
Chassis#: 57766
Sold for $2,035,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio
Chassis#: 57677
Sold for $1,292,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Drophead Coupé by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57716
Sold for $665,819
  2012 Aalholm Automobile Collection
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Roadster
Chassis#: 57584
Sold for $429,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio
Chassis#: 57715
Sold for $719,444
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe
Chassis#: 57335
Sold for $1,375,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff
Sold for $1,375,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  1938 Bugatti Type 57C image  
1938 Bugatti T57C Aravis Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 57736
Sold for $1,045,000
  2006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 Bugatti Type 57C's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante577662015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption $2,200,000$2,500,000
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupe573352012 Bonhams Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood   
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cäsar Schaffner Special Roadster57.584/57.5772012 Bonhams The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $320,000$440,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Atalante Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Stelvio
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 57156
Engine Num: 48
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Pillarless Sports Coupe
Coachbuilder: Hermann Graber
Chassis Num: 57443
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Special Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57517
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Ventoux Coupe
Chassis Num: 57584
Engine Num: 507
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Ventoux Coupe
Chassis Num: 57614
Engine Num: 429
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 57617
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Atalante Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57641
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 571937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 75542
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Aravis Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Corsica
Chassis Num: 57584
Engine Num: C15
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57597
Engine Num: 82 C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 3 Position Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Letourner et Marchand
Chassis Num: 57644
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Roadster
Chassis Num: 57661
Engine Num: 25C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57677
Engine Num: 31C
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Aravis Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57710
Engine Num: 510
Chassis information for the Bugatti Type 57C1938 Atalante Coupe
Chassis Num: 57766
Engine Num: C57


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