The Bugatti Type 57, also called T57, was built from 1934 to 1940 only about 700 vehicles were produced. It was a completely new design concept by Jean Bugatti, son of company founder Ettore Bugatti. Like the models Type 50 and Type 55, the Type 57 models also bear his signature.
The Type 57 is equipped with an outstanding engine. The inline eight-cylinder engine with 3.2 liters and 135 hp at 5400 rpm is extremely quiet. It is even claimed that an upright coin on the cylinder head stops even when the engine is running.
With its 135 hp, this model achieves an average cruising speed of 160 km/h. A considerable achievement for those times. As it was common at those times, an individual body was set on the chassis and engine, which the owner chose by himself. Probably the best known body of the T57 model is the Atalante body. The body of this shown model comes from the Ahuse by Karossier Gangloff from Colmar and was delivered in 1934 to a prominent buyer. Like all Bugattis, simple elegance characterizes the vehicle.
Only the typical horseshoe-shaped radiator crowns the front of the vehicle. The deeper beauty is in the small details. A nice example is the central instrument that can be found in the middle of the wooden dashboard. The spoke wheels are covered by hubcaps. An element that symbolized high quality at the time.
Sportiness for a swift journey in the form of a civil touring car also conveys the line of the body.