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1934 BUGATTI TYPE 57 SERIES I VENTOUX

It was one of the last ten examples of this model to be built. It was then sold to a mechanic who repaired it, thus removing the defective supercharger. Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or. Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Friction dampers were fitted on the first batch of cars, later models were fitted with telescopic shock absorbers. Apart from its first years after production, the car’s history remains unknown. Various coachbuilders built individual creations. Though the visible differences between the first and the second series were relatively limited.

Therefore, being unable to weld the body panels, Bugatti engineers riveted them externally, technique frequently used in the aviation industry, thus creating the signature seam. The catalogue bodies included two versions of the Ventoux Coupe, the Galibier four-door sedan, the Stelvio cabriolet, Atalante and Atlantic. Holzschuch and his wife were killed by the end of World War II and the car was purchased alongside their Monaco mansion by businessman Cannes Robert Verkerke in The rear axle now passed through the rear frame rather than riding under it, and a dry-sump lubrication system was required to fit the engine under the new low hood. F1 – Le Mans Series Castellet 8 Hours. AC Shelby Cobra With that kept in mind Jean Bugatti designed a much smaller engine for the Type 57 than found in the Type 50 it replaced.

1935 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux

It was a tall car, contrary to the tastes of the time. It was a 2-door 4-seater sport coupe or “coach” as the French called it with a name derived from the Mont Ventoux, a mountain in the French Alps. Racing Point RP19 Mercedes.

Inthe car was moved to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles where it is exposed today in all of its glory. April Accident statement. The prototype engine displaced 2. Black leather and beige cloth [6]. Concours on the Avenue.

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1934 Bugatti Type 57 Series I Ventoux

The Atlantic, and its derivative the Atalante, were constructed in two-door coupe configuration. Painted a rich sapphire blue, No. The rear axle now passed through the rear frame rather than riding under it, and a dry-sump lubrication system was required to fit the engine under the new low hood.

The car was sent to Paris by train on 14 October. It included a V-shaped dip at the bottom of the radiator and mesh grilles on either side of the engine compartment. Today this particular unit registers only 70, k on board.

He kept the car for nearly thirty years, sometimes loaning his Atlantic to Bugatti specialist Barrie Price. The top three gears in the four-speed gearbox were constant mesh.

Retrieved 1 January The catalogue fentoux included two versions of the Ventoux Coupe, the Galibier four-door sedan, the Stelvio cabriolet, Atalante and Atlantic. The fourth body was dubbed Atalante aeries was the two-seater coupe variant. The Bugatti company itself show another succession. Lowering the car was a major undertaking. As a result, No. Shortly afterwards, Jean Bugatti took the winning car for a test on the Molsheim – Strasbourg road. Alfa Romeo Racing C38 Ferrari.

A Type 57C racing car was built from throughwith about 96 produced.

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The car was handed to wealthy businessman Anthony Bamford and, shortly after, was given to another collector. Three of these were named after mountain peaks in the Alps; the four-seater, two-door ‘Ventoux’, the four-door ‘Galibier’ and the two-door ‘Stelvio’ convertible.

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Approximately thirty of these models were produced before war broke out. Before his bhgatti, he desired that No. The name Atalante was derived from a heroine of Greek mythology, Atalanta.

This page was last edited on 25 Februaryat In the Bugatti Type 57S with chassis number built in with the Ventox coachwork for Francis Curzon5th Earl Howe was discovered in a private garage in Newcastle upon Tynehaving been stored untouched for 48 years and known about only by a select few people.

The prototype stayed in London until the spring ofbeing frequently driven and tested by Bugatti racer William Grover-Williams. Dark brown leather and beige cloth [6]. The crankshaft ran in five main bearings. Also the fenders are more rounded and flowing than those on the early series. InRichard Pope sends the car back to Molsheim at the Bugatti factory to have the “C” specification fitted. In typw next couple of years, No.

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