1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Bugatti Jay Leno’s Garage

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1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC

Posted by the Big Dog Garage Team on 7, 2008 7:16 AM

The house of is known for producing some of the most exclusive cars of all In his company’s early years, Bugatti earned a reputation for engineering and avant garde despite a lack of formal Only five cars built in the company’s first but by 1911, Bugatti began its of the racetrack, winning the first Monaco Grand Prix.

The third of Ettore’s four Gianberto Maria Carlo aka Jean, spent his childhood in his father’s early racetrack and subsequently caught the fever. to race by Ettore, Jean his hand to designing cars. At the age of 23, introduced his legendary Roadster and soon began taking management of Bugatti’s automobile and race team, as Ettore on railcars.

In October of 1935, debuted the prototype that become his masterpiece at the Paris Show: the Type 57 Competition Aerolithe, named after the word for meteor. (When the car into its brief production in 1936, Jean changed its to Atlantic, to commemorate a friend who while attempting to cross ocean by air.) The car’s teardrop curves were an sensation, inspired by Jean’s to utilize Electron, a new alloy of and aluminum. Though strong and Electron was highly flammable. welding was inadvisable, Jean a distinctive riveted spine, runs

the length of the car.


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To offset the danger, production were made out of aluminum, but the signature spine. Other highlights included a heavily split windshield, oval with wood-rimmed, kidney-shaped and a dashboard to die for. With its low stance and 200 bhp, straight 57C engine, capable of top speeds in of 120 mph, the Atlantic was the fastest car of its

The sad thing about the Atlantic is only four were including the prototype, which no exists. Two others were restored by their current Peter Williamson and Ralph each taking Best of at Pebble Beach. The story of the Atlantic is more shadowy and after a checkered history of the car was purchased by the married Monsieur in the name of his mistress.

He was just another attractive blond how to it when they were killed in a horrific train accident, which totaled the In 1965, its remains were in a French junk yard, and the car was around the chassis.

Jay’s Atlantic is pretty an exact supercharged copy on a genuine 1937 Bugatti with the small additions of an fuel pump and radiator Even though it was very when Jay bought it twenty ago, this Atlantic’s isn’t so astronomical as to prohibit him actually driving it!

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