Bugatti T 57 Grand Raid Roadster Worblaufen (1:43, Chromes Ilario)

  • Bugatti T 57 Grand Raid Roadster Worblaufen (from 1935)
  • Chromes Ilario
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • yellow (brilliant finish)
  • sn57260
  • CHRO029
  • Limited (pieces not known)
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original package exists
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Worblaufen Bugatti T57 Grand Raid Roadster
Of the Bugatti T57 Grand Raid Roadster (or Sports Cabriolet) just two examples were bodied by Carrosserie Worblaufen in Switzerland: chassis 57246 & chassis 57260.

#57260 was specially commissioned by flamboyant Swiss collector Mr. Jules Aellen and was completed just in time for Aellen and his wife to show the car at the second Concours d'Elegance at Montreux on Lake Geneva in Spring 1935, where it won the Grand Prix d'Honneur. Following Aellen's ownership the roadster remained in Switzerland - in and around Geneva - well into the 1950s. From there it went to France before an American collector finally acquired the car in 2000 and commissioned its complete restoration over an 18-month period. With no expense spared, the Worblaufen archives were referenced to ensure absolute correctness, as was the existing Montfort sister car #57246.

In 2005, #57260 was invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where it secured 2nd in Class. In 2011 the car was put up for auction by RM Auctions

Author: wolfram

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