Bugatti T 57 Paul Nee Pillarless Coupe (1:43, Chromes Ilario)

  • Bugatti T 57 Paul Nee Pillarless Coupe (from 1947)
  • Chromes Ilario
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • black (brilliant finish)
  • CHRO038 / 57397 (EAN)
  • Limited to 170 pieces
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original package exists
  • Not for sale
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Paul Nee Bugatti T57 Pillarless Coupe #57397
Dieser glanzvolle Bugatti T57 #57397 wurde ursprünglich am 4. März 1936 an Paul Worth aus der berühmten französischen Parfüm-Familie ausgeliefert. Während das Auto ursprünglich als "falsches Cabriolet" von Fernandez & Darrin gebaut worden war, wurde 1947 eine begeisternde neue Karosserie durch Paul Née von der Firma Levallois, Paris für ihren neuen Eigentümer, Monsieur Lescure, gebaut. Née war sehr bekannt für sowohl hochwertige und gleichzeitig ingeniöse Cabriolet-Karosserien, die er für Lancia gebaut hatte. Die Coupé-Karosserie bot einige einzigartige Merkmale wie ein grosses Schiebedach,ins Auge springende Chrom-Verzierungen, eine elegante Kante auf dem Heck, ein klug verstecktes Reserverad, Marchal-Scheinwerfer, hinten angeschlagene Türen und ungewöhnliche Belüftungsöffnungen auf der Haube.

In 1954, the Bugatti was sold to Monsieur Jean Contat in France who owned the car for the next seven years. On June 14, 1962, it was shipped from Le Harve aboard the SS Bernard Howaldt and arrived at the Los Angeles harbor on July 10, 1962. The car was received by well-known American Bugatti collector Dr. Milton Roth who, at the time, owned some of the marque?s most important cars.

Sadly, Dr. Roth passed away soon after taking delivery of his Type 57 Coupe and on March 15, 1965, Dr. A. J. Nelson of Long Beach, California, purchased the car from Dr. Roth's estate. Three years later, Dr. Nelson commissioned a frame-off restoration to be completed by O. A. 'Bunny' Phillips of Pasadena, California, as the car was by then showing some age. The Bugatti was one of Phillips' many ongoing projects and as a result the car remained disassembled for the next three decades. During the 1990s, Jim Stranberg adopted the restoration work and the fabulous Paul Née Bugatti was completed just before its debut at the 1999 Pebble Beach Concours d?Elegance, where its immaculate restoration earned it a class award in the Closed European Classic, 1925?1939 category.

Author: wolfram

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