Video: The Rarest Bugatti Type 57S Will Be Put Up For Auction After 51 Years In The Same Hands
One of the rarest classic Bugatti cars, the 57S Roadster, will go under the hammer at Bonhams in mid-February. The car was released in 1937 and spent the last 51 years in the same hands.
- The car has a nickname - Dulcie. It comes from the sports car registration plate DUL 351. Auctioneers expect the car to go for £ 5-7 million ($ 6.8-9.5 million).
Last owner Bill Turnbull isn't the only owner of the car. However, he carefully monitored its condition, repaired and restored. All the time Bugatti Type 57S spent in a workshop in the British estate of Turnbull. Now it is in excellent collectible condition.
- The sports car is equipped with a 3.3 engine with a two-chamber carburetor. The body is made by CorsicCoachworks. In total, less than fifty Bugatti of this model were built, but the copy for sale is with a chassis from the sports car 57G Tank, which makes it even more valuable.
- In addition to everything, a complete set of documentation and service history is attached to the lot. Finally, the car is in its original color.
- The day before, the Bugatti brand surprised its hometown with an original Christmas present. The most expensive hypercar of the LVoiture Noire brand will stand on the main square until March next year. It is made in a single copy, its price is 11 million euros. For safety, the car is exhibited in a glass cube.