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1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

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1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio
Car was Not Sold at a high bid of $240,000

135bhp at 5,000rpm, 3,257 cc twin overhead cam inline eight-cylinder engine, four-speed gearbox, solid axle and semi-elliptic leaf spring front suspension, solid axle and quarter elliptic leaf spring rear suspension, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 130"

The 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio presented here is finished in two-tone blue with coachwork by Gangloff. The Type 57 was originally purchased in February 1936 in Belgium by a man named M. Soler. Early photos show the car in Belgium with the chrome "B" on the boot signifying its nationality for European roads.

Over the years the Bugatti has changed ownership several times, entering the well-known collections of DeDobbeleer, Gene Cesari and Juli Sano to name but a few. For nearly thirty years and until recently the car belonged to Henry Schafer of Princeton, New Jersey. During his ownership, Shafer successfully campaigned this car in several East Coast rallies.

Included in the sale is a comprehensive folio documenting a complete body-off restoration undertaken by Mr. Schafer in the late eighties, which includes an abundance of photographs. Today the Bugatti retains its original body, gearbox and motor and a documented history from new.

The Bugatti has a charming gray leather interior with a wood dash and a full set of Jaeger gauges. The exterior features a black cloth top, a matched set of Marchal headlights and a Bugatti Owner's Club badge on the grille. More recently the Type 57 has had its brakes serviced, and had a new stainless steel exhaust system installed. The car is mechanically very well sorted and runs and drives perfectly.

Overall, this lovely Type 57 is a wonderful representative of the classically refined and elegant Bugattis of the 1930s. They are versatile cars that are regular features at concours and shows worldwide. Additionally, there is a large and enthusiastic worldwide club that operates with a variety of annual specialized events and tours for which this Type 57 would indeed be highly suitable.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
Website: www.rmauctions.com
Not Sold at a high bid of $240,000
Lot #256

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1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

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