Fast rarity

London, 23 February 2016

The price spiral for classic cars 2016 resumes driving. On March 10, the auction house of Bonhams in Amelia Iceland, Florida, an extremely rare Bugatti will auction 57 SC dating back to 1937. Estimated revenue: $ 13 million, equivalent to about 11.7 million.

Rare model of success

The successful model of classic Bugatti with (depending on the source) is up to 830 vehicles built from 1934 to 1940 produced type 57 - series. Why are the 57er so sought after? There were several engines and almost countless body styles. In the year 2010 achieved a Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic at auction the incredible sum of 23 million euros. Also it's a 57 SC, he wears the chassis number 57541. The peculiarity of only 41 times SC models is the roots supercharger, which increases the output to 200 hp. Depending on the gear ratio up to 225 km/h are in there.

Bodywork by Vanden Plas

The Bugatti auctioned to 57 SC sports tourer of the year 1937 has a unique bodywork by Vanden Plas on. The British influence is obvious, there are similarities to the simultaneously built Jaguar S.S.. 100. Technically, the Bugatti was highly modern, it has a dry sump lubrication system in addition to a low frame chassis. Number 57541 was London as a Bugatti piece of the exhibition on the motor show and then raced in New York. After the second world war moved the special 57 SC according to Trinidad, where he made the all-new Jaguar XK 120 look old with 180 km/h. According to Bonhams is the vehicle in an impressive technical and optical condition, "an opportunity that presents itself to only once in life". If you have just not millions on the account: Bonhams auction also a Ford-Mustang pedal car in the same place. Price: around 360 euros. (rh)