Bugatti 57 CVan Vooren (1:43, Heco)

  • Bugatti 57 CVan Vooren (from 1939)
  • Heco
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • red (brilliant finish)
  • Limited (pieces not known)
  • In near mint condition
  • Original package exists
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This 1937 Bugatti Type 57C, serial number 57617, was built by Van Vooren and sold new to Monsieur Le Depute Jean Gapiaud of Paris. Originally constructed as cabriolet drop-head, it was modified by Van Vooren prior to delivery.

This Bugatti is powered by a 3.3-liter (198.8 cubic-inch) straight-eight engine, with dual overhead camshafts, a Roots Type supercharger, and Stromberg carburetors, developing 175 horsepower. The vehicle has a four-speed manual transmission, Rudge wire wheels with 18x5.50 inch tires, and a top speed of 120 mph.

The body and chassis were taken apart and hidden in Spain during World War II, and after the war, were brought back together. A variety of modifications were made to the body over the years. The car was brought to America in 1999 and restored by Alan Taylor of Escondido, CA.

Total production was 630.

The Bugatti Type 57 chassis with its 117.5-inch wheelbase and 170 horsepower straight 8-cylinder engine, lent itself to some of the most beautiful automobiles ever designed. This dramatic roadster was bodied by Vanvooren, the noted French coachbuilder. The car has been well received wherever it has been shown. This year alone, it has won its class at Amelia Island, and Best of Show at both the Greenwich and Burn Foundation concours.

Author: wolfram

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