Greatest Barn Find Evar! 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Coupe

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Okay, not gonna lie, we're unabashed vintage Bugatti fans here at the Jalop. Given the era of their birth, they are invariably the fastest, most beautiful, most perfectly crafted and most utterly desirable cars in the collector's stratosphere. That said, at no time in history was an automaker so akin to an übermensch as was Bugatti during the 1930's. The storied Type 57 chassis was the fruit of experimentation by Jean Bugatti, the ill fated prodigal son. From this platform came some of the most beautiful cars of all time. This, lucky reader, is one of those cars. Stored since 1962, this 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Coupe, bodied by Gangloff of Colmar with Stelvio, is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and history. It will be offered for sale to the well-heeled public this coming June 3rd at the Greenwich Concours D'Elegance, with an expected haul of $300K-400K. (A mere pittance for art so rare.) Considering this automobile was 103,000 Francs when new, (we have no idea how that pans out with inflation due to Google failing at life) three to four hundred grand sounds like a steal. Needless to say, I wish that had been my barn. (Rear quarter shot after the leap.)

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Auction page [Christie's]


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