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1938 Bugatti Type 57

Chassis number : 57633-463

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Sold for $682,000 at 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction.
This Bugatti was originally ordered by wealthy French Industrialist Fernand Crouzet and has a custom body by Gangloff that features unique bumpers and wheel discs.

During World War II, this Type 57 was hidden under hay in a barn in France. After the war, the car was refurbished by the Bugatti branch in Paris and was sent to England where it was used as a French Embassy car until 1948.

The car is powered by an in-line 3257 cc (3.3L) eight-cylinder engine coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission. The 3,415 pound vehicle was stopped by hydraulic brakes. The supercharged model had a top speed of 112 miles per hour. The car has been in private collections since the late 1940s.

This car was offered for sale at the 2006 Gooding & Company Auction held in Pebble Beach, Ca. It was estimated to sell for $650,000-$850,000 and was offered without reserve. All the benefits of this sale were to go to the Ministrelli Women's Heart Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.

This car has had a 100-point restoration in 2005. The interior is finished in an Ostrich patter, wool broadcloth headliner and French Walnut instrument panel. It has a correct Scintilla ignition switch, Scintilla coils and Bosch distributor.

At auction, the car was sold for $682,000.

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2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€1,500,000-€1,800,000 
Lot was not sold

2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $650,000-USD $850,000 
Sale Price :
USD $682,000

1938 Bugatti Type 57 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bugatti Type 57

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Bugatti Type 57S Roadster in the style of Corsica
Chassis#: 57601
Sold for USD$1,105,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Coupe
Chassis#: 57641
Sold for USD$1,765,000
  2021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The 14th Annual Auburn Auction
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by D'Ieteren
Chassis#: 57589
Sold for USD$1,655,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 57589
Sold for USD$1,413,878
  2015 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster
Chassis#: 57661
Sold for USD$671,000
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux
Chassis#: 57701
Sold for USD$539,168
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Cabriolet by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57569
Sold for USD$962,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
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1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 COACH VENTOUX
Sold for USD$481,040
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 COACH VENTOUX
Sold for USD$692,888
  2013 Artcurial - Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5
 
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio by Gangloff
Chassis#: 57569
Sold for USD$693,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe
Sold for USD$682,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  

Bugatti Type 57s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1938 Bugatti Type 57's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupé576332020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $1,500,000$1,800,000
1938 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet Vanvooren29402018 Artcurial : Retromobile $650,000$950,000
1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 STELVIO577152014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $1,100,000$1,300,000
1938 Bugatti T57 Stelvio574502007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona$410,000$450,000$550,000
1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 FOUR DOOR SEDAN 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $160,000$190,000

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1938 Bugatti Type 57 Profiles

1938 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Atalante Coupe
Coachwork: Gangloff
Chassis #: 57633-463
Engine #: 463
1938 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Drophead
Designer: Letourneur et Marchand
Chassis #: 57567
Engine #: 57567
1938 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Drophead
Designer: Letourneur et Marchand
Chassis #: 57649
Engine #: 466
1938 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Atalante Coupe
Coachwork: Gangloff
1938 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: D'Ieteren
Chassis #: 57589
Engine #: 464
1938 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Monoposto
Chassis #: 57478
Engine #: 354
1938 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Stelvio Cabriolet
Coachwork: Gangloff
Chassis #: 57569
1938 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Drophead
Designer: Letourneur et Marchand
Chassis #: 57587
Engine #: 458
1938 Bugatti Type 57 vehicle information
Monoposto
Chassis #: 57410