Next month, at the much anticipated Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este a beautiful 1937 Bugatti 57SC Atalante Coupe will be displayed as a precious gem. Connoisseurs will definitely appreciate the rare Bugatti, which is one of only approximately 40 Type 57S chassis ever built and one of only 17 Atalante Coupes. At the 26th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1976 it was awarded the Best of Show title and we expect it to make quite an impression at this year’s Villa d’Este event too.
Chassis No. 57551, this was the first of only four Type 57 Atalante Coupes produced with streamlined headlamps in the summer of 1937. Ever since its creation, the car has been carefully and faithfully maintained, so you can expect to see a gorgeous jewel at the Concorso. It has got a long and very interesting history, as it changed numerous owners over time. Its fascinating past is very well documented by marque expert David Sewell.
The beautiful classic car boasts a 3,257 cc supercharged DOHC inline 8-cylinder dry-sump engine, capable of putting out 200 hp and mated with a 4-speed manual gearbox. It’s also got cable-operated mechanical drum brakes on all wheels, live rear axle with reverse quarter-elliptic leaf springs, and hollow front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs.