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1938 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet / 57589 Vehicle Information

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

1938 Bugatti Type 57 photograph

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Sold for $1,413,878 (€1,265,000) at 2015 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale.
Sold for $1,655,000 at 2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction.
The coachbuilding firm of D'Ieteren was founded in 1805 by Jean Joseph D'Ieteren, who started his career as a wheel-wright. Thus D'Ieteren, which is located in Brussels and still exists today, is one of the oldest automotive firms in the world. From 1897 to 1935 the firm built something like 6,000 high-quality coachworks on chassis from Hispano Suiza, Minerva, Mercedes-Benz, and Bugatti. It counted Dutch and Belgian royalty amongst its clients. Sadly just 30 to 40 of those magnificent cars have survived. This is the only Type 57 Aravis Known to have been bodied by Albert D'Ietern. It was delivered on March 9, 1938, to its first owner, a Mr. Baggage.

The Cabriolet coachowrk on this Bugatti was inspired by Letourneur et Marchand's three-seater chassis no. 57826. Mr. Baggage was a tall individual resulting in the somewhat stretched cabin proportions. There is a low, sleek and streamlined folding canvas top and roll-up windows.

The Bugatti remained with Monsieur Baggage for nearly two years before the German invasion of 1940 compelled him to hide it. The history of the following decade is not fully konwn. At some point after the hostilities subsided, the Type 57 resurfaced and was offered by the French government as a 'Vente des Domaines' and sold in late May 1951 to an industrial company in Paris. It passed through two different Parisian magnates before it was acquired in early 1952 by Gaston Docime and sold that May to André Derain. Mr. Derain owned as many as 14 Bugattis during his lifetime, and chassis number 57589 was the last of his acquisitions.

In December of 1956, the car was sold back to Docime and sometime over the following year the car was purchased by Bugatti dealer Jean de Dobbeleer who had it exported through Gene Cesari for sale to American owner Julian Sano.

Robert Wells of Akron, Ohio acquired the Bugatti in 1963 and kept it for 35 years. In August of 1969 it was brought to the meeting of the American Bugatti Club in Painesville. In 1999 it was sent to Europe for a period of exhibition, being shown at the Rétromobile and the Techno Classica in 2000 and again at Rétromobile as well as the Festival Bugatti in Molsheim a year later.

Alfred Lechter of Jean, Nevada acquired the Type 57 in 2004 and displayed the car at the 2007 Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance. Two years later it received expert attention by Jim Stranberg in Colorado. In August of 2009 it was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and participated in the Tour d'Elegance before being sold in 2010 to Greek collector Theodore Angelopoulos, who commissioned regular maintenance by the Swiss firm Pichler GFG AG Classic Center over the next five years.

The current owner from Florida acquired the Bugatti in September of 2015. A limited cosmetic refurbishment soon followed that included service of the original mechancial compoentns as needed. The top and interior were retrimmed, and the coachwork was refinished in two-tone scheme of black with maroon.

While in the current owner's care, the car has been driven at select events including the ABC Maine Fall Rally in September 2016, the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza in May 2018, and the Audrain Newport Concours in October 2019, where it won the Bugatti touring class.

This Bugatti retains most of its original factory components, including the dual-overhead-cam straight-eight engine, the original chassis frame, and the D'Ieteren one-off coachwork.



2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,500,000-USD $2,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,655,000

2015 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale

Sale Price :
USD $1,413,878 (€1,265,000.00)

1938 Bugatti Type 57 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
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
1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  1938 Bugatti Type 57 image  
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  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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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Bugatti Type 57 Vehicle Profiles
Stelvio
Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Aravis Drophead Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Aravis Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Paul Nee
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Aerolithe
Bugatti Type 57 Aerolithe

Chassis Num: 57104
Model Year: 1934
Profile

Rumble Seat Convertible
Bugatti Type 57 Rumble Seat Convertible

Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: 57127
Engine Num: 52
Model Year: 1934
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: 57169
Engine Num: 101
Model Year: 1934
Profile and Auction History
Galibier Pillarless Four-Door
Bugatti Type 57 Galibier Pillarless Four-Door

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 57224
Engine Num: 112
Model Year: 1934
Profile and Auction History

Ventoux Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe

Model Year: 1935
Profile
Cabriolet
Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Bertelli
Model Year: 1935
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Binder
Model Year: 1935
Profile

Competition Torpedo
Bugatti Type 57 Competition Torpedo

Chassis Num: 57222a
Model Year: 1935
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: 57236
Model Year: 1935
Profile
Chassis
Bugatti Type 57 Chassis

Chassis Num: 57243
Model Year: 1935
Profile

Galibier Sedan
Bugatti Type 57 Galibier Sedan

Chassis Num: 57245
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History
Grand Raid Roadster
Bugatti Type 57 Grand Raid Roadster

Coachbuilder: Worblaufen
Chassis Num: 57260
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History
Ventoux Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe

Chassis Num: 57286
Model Year: 1935
Profile

Stelvio
Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

Chassis Num: 57322
Model Year: 1935
Profile
Atalante
Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

Model Year: 1936
Profile
Atlantic
Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic

Model Year: 1936
Profile

Cabriolet
Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet

Model Year: 1936
Profile
Ventoux Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe

Model Year: 1936
Profile
Roadster
Bugatti Type 57 Roadster

Chassis Num: 3826
Model Year: 1936

Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Binder
Chassis Num: 57295
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Roadster
Bugatti Type 57 Roadster

Chassis Num: 57374
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Atalante
Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

Chassis Num: 57386
Engine Num: 281
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History

Stelvio
Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57395
Engine Num: 57395
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Pillarless Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Pillarless Coupe

Coachbuilder: Paul Nee
Chassis Num: 57397
Engine Num: 276
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Atalante
Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

Chassis Num: 57401
Engine Num: 54C
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History

Stelvio
Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

Chassis Num: 57406
Engine Num: 286
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Racer
Bugatti Type 57 Racer

Chassis Num: 57416
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Stelvio
Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

Chassis Num: 57442
Engine Num: 57442
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History

Two-Light Ventoux Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Two-Light Ventoux Coupe

Chassis Num: 57469
Engine Num: 350
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Bugatti Type 57 Roadster

Coachbuilder: Crosthwaite & Gardiner
Chassis Num: 57492
Engine Num: 9S
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Ventoux Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe

Model Year: 1938
Profile

Ventoux Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe

Model Year: 1938
Profile
Atalante Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Monoposto
Bugatti Type 57 Monoposto

Chassis Num: 57410
Model Year: 1938
Profile

Monoposto
Bugatti Type 57 Monoposto

Chassis Num: 57478
Engine Num: 354
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Drophead
Bugatti Type 57 Drophead

Chassis Num: 57567
Engine Num: 57567
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Stelvio Cabriolet
Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57569
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History

Drophead
Bugatti Type 57 Drophead

Chassis Num: 57587
Engine Num: 458
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Cabriolet
Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: D'Ieteren
Chassis Num: 57589
Engine Num: 464
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Atlantic Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic Coupe

Chassis Num: 57591
Model Year: 1938
Profile

Ventoux Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe

Chassis Num: 57599
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Atalante Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57633-463
Engine Num: 463
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Drophead
Bugatti Type 57 Drophead

Chassis Num: 57649
Engine Num: 466
Model Year: 1938
Profile

Stelvio Convertible
Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Convertible

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Model Year: 1939
Profile
Stelvio Convertible
Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Convertible

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Model Year: 1939
Profile
Cabriolet
Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Model Year: 1939
Profile

Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Coupe

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Model Year: 1939
Profile
3 Position Drophead
Bugatti Type 57 3 Position Drophead

Chassis Num: 57587
Engine Num: 458
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Atalante Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe

Chassis Num: 57624
Engine Num: 448
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History

Aravis Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Aravis Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57710
Engine Num: 46C
Model Year: 1939
Profile
Galibier Saloon
Bugatti Type 57 Galibier Saloon

Chassis Num: 57752
Engine Num: 57476 19C
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Aravis Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Aravis Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57768
Model Year: 1939
Profile

Stelvio Convertible
Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Convertible

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57786
Engine Num: 19C.V.
Model Year: 1939
Profile
Faux Cabriolet
Bugatti Type 57 Faux Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: 57787
Engine Num: C66
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Aravis Coupe
Bugatti Type 57 Aravis Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57798
Model Year: 1939

Galibier Saloon
Bugatti Type 57 Galibier Saloon

Chassis Num: 57806C
Engine Num: 87C
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: 57808
Model Year: 1939
Profile
3 Position Drophead
Bugatti Type 57 3 Position Drophead

Chassis Num: 57809
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History

Voll & Ruhrbeck Roadster
Bugatti Type 57 Voll & Ruhrbeck Roadster

Coachbuilder: Voll & Ruhrbeck
Chassis Num: 57819
Engine Num: 90C
Model Year: 1939
Profile
Stelvio Convertible
Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Convertible

Coachbuilder: Gangloff
Chassis Num: 57834
Engine Num: 103C
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
3 Position Drophead
Bugatti Type 57 3 Position Drophead

Chassis Num: 57841
Engine Num: 109C
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History


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