Jean Bugatti’s Type 57SC Atlantic to be shown

bugatti-1The Arizona Concours d’Elegance, a celebration of fine automobiles at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort, announced that the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe from the Mullin Automotive Museum will be shown at the concours in January.

One of the greatest automotive jewels of the Art Deco era, the Bugatti Atlantic will star in a special class of Bugatti automobiles, adding its elegant form to the Art Deco ambiance of the Arizona Biltmore, which was completed in 1929. 

The Atlantic is the most famous creation of Jean Bugatti, the artist/engineer son of company founder Ettore Bugatti. This beautiful coupe owned by Peter Mullin and Rob Walton, chassis number 57374, was the first of four Atlantics built by Bugatti, and originally sold to Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild.

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“To have one of the most recognized classic cars in the world present on the Biltmore’s inner courtyard is a wonderful opportunity for those who cherish the art and style of the automobile,” said Ed Winkler, co-director of the Arizona Concours.  “The car is pure art in motion, and guests will have the opportunity to see this extraordinary, and rarely seen, automobile at the Arizona Concours.”  

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance hosts its fourth annual gathering on the lawns of the Arizona Biltmore on January 17, with more than 90 vintage automobiles on display and competing for awards in more than a dozen classes as well as special awards. The featured classes for 2017 honor the Cars of Ettore and Jean Bugatti, Lincolns of the Classic Era and Coachwork by Vignale.  

For more information, visit0 www.ArizonaConcours.com

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