Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux

The Type 57 finally gave Le Patron, Ettore Bugatti, the market advantage he had been seeking ever since the demise of the Brescia in 1926. Its race-derived 3.3-litre, dual overhead cam eight-cylinder engine, constant-mesh gearbox and advanced chassis provided the basis for some of the greatest pre-war grand routiers, with many examples factory-bodied under the inspired design direction of Jean Bugatti.

The Ventoux sports saloon variant was undoubtedly one of the finest expressions of the Type 57 concept.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

135 hp, 3,257 cc inline eight-cylinder engine with dual overhead-camshafts, four-speed manual gearbox, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, solid rear axle with quarter-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 3,300 mm (129.9")

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Derdehmel Fotografie

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