1935 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Up For Auction


Those looking to make the argument that cars can also be art have few better examples than the Bugatti Type 57. Most people think of the Atlantic when they think of the Type 57, but it's important to remember that there was also a Type 57 Roadster, and that it is also sublimely beautiful. This example, chassis #57260, is one of only ten Grand Raid Roadsters built, and one of only two with bodywork from the Swiss coachbuilder Carrosserie Worblaufen.

It will be going up for auction in August at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August. A 1936 Type 57SC Atlantic currently holds the record for the most expensive vehicle ever to be sold at an auction (a sum in excess of $30 million), and while this 1935 Roadster is not likely the break this record, it is also unlikely that it will sell for anything less than a million.

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