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Like many of the Type 57SC chassis, #57563 features a unique body. It was Philippe Levy, a successful textile businessman, who ordered Gangloff to make the his body and interior. The result was very similar to what a drop-top Atalante may have looked like.
By 1949 the car had entered the United States which made it one of the first 57SCs to do so. The bug changed hands a few times before landing in Ralph Lauren's hands in 1986. Ralph commissioned Paul Russel to do an extensive restoration of the car which included changing the color to black despite having an original color of plum.
This car is one of three Gangloff Cabriolets made for the Type 57 chassis.
Story by Richard Owen
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