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1936 Bugatti 57SC

On August 11, 1939, Jean was test-driving the Type 57 Tank on a test track near the Factory when he swerved to a drunken bicyclist who had wandered the track. He lost control of the car and was in the tragic accident. He was only 30 old when he died.

The untimely of the son of company founder, Ettore is made all the more tragic by the of the automotive genius he left that is told in the steel and of the cars he designed and built. The promise of his great potential can leave car buffs to wonder might have been.

The Bugatti Type 57

The Bugatti 57 Atlantic


The Type 57 was an entirely new design by Jean that was on the Type 49, but it was heavily modified, it a completely new car. The 3.2-liter 8-cylinder engine was updated twin cams to replace the engines of earlier Bugatti s, and replaced the chain drives of engines to transmit power the crankshaft. The motor was fed by dual carburetors and was developed 135 horsepower.

Later versions were The Type 57 was produced between and 1940, and only 710 were

The best known and most of the Type 57s is the Type 57 SC. The S in the designation for surbaisse, meaning lowered, and to modifications made to the chassis and to lower the body profile the

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The design was based on the concept Aerolithe prototype that was at the 1935 Paris Motor While this concept car was in a recently invented magnesium/aluminum rather than steel, poetic license must be when speaking about the automobile that was the inspiration for the

Because the magnesium alloy for the body panels was highly rivets were used of welds to piece together the Jean Bugatti s genius for is shown in how he overcame this and incorporated the use of riveting in the aesthetic of the car, resulting in the distinctive fins that are so famous on the

1936 Bugatti 57SC

Four (some say three) of the 57SC chassis were into what many called the most beautiful and of all classic cars: The Bugatti 57SC Atlantic. Aluminum was in the body construction for the production rather than the flammable alloy, but the distinctive dorsal fin of the concept car was retained.

The first car of the cars 1936 Bugatti Atlantic that rolled out of the factory already looked something that should be on in a museum. The aerodynamic fuselage and the sweeping fenders made it like a rolling piece of rather than the world s production car and would influence design for decades to come.

One of the last surviving classic 1936 Bugatti 57SC shown above was recently at auction for over $30 million and is on display at the Mullin Automotive in Oxnard, California. Go to this  to find out more today.

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