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1937 Bugatti 576SC Sports tourer up for auction

Ultimate pre-war supercharged rarity will be offered at Bonhams’ Amelia Island Auction March 10

NEW YORK – Bonhams announced a noteworthy addition to its second annual Amelia Island Auction next month – a 1937 Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer with one-off coachwork by Vanden Plas. Chassis number 57541 is regarded by many as one of the greatest and most collectible of all pre-war automobiles.

Bugatti side

Rare, luxurious and fast, the Type 57S was considered the ultimate automobile of its day, with its sophisticated surbaissé low-slung chassis, dry sump lubrication and distinct V-shaped radiator.

When new, number 57541 was featured in the company’s catalog and also represented the firm at the London Motor Show at Olympia. The car also went on to race in New York and, after World War II, in Trinidad.

Bugatti driving

The car will be up for bids at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club (located near the municipal airport) on Amelia Island in Florida, conveniently scheduled to coincide with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance activities. To view a video of this car in motion, please click here.

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