Thursday, October 21, 2021

1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

The Atalante was a two-door coupe body style similar to and built after the Atlantic, both built on the 57S chassis. Only 17 Atalante cars were made, four of which reside in the Cité de l’Automobile Museum in Mulhouse, France.

One of the most aerodynamic and beautiful of Bugatti’s Type 57 variants, the car was capable of 125 mph with its 3.25-liter inline-8 that produced an unheard of 175 hp.

The Type 57S is equipped with a Marshall K200 supercharger, 4-speed manual gearbox, and 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes.
The engine on chassis 57502 was fitted with a supercharger by its second owner. This gave it a mind-boggling 220 hp. The Type 57S is truly one of the most sought-after of all Bugattis.
This 1937 Type 57S Atalante sold for £7,855,000. ($10,179,000)