1938 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic 3,5 Recreation For Sale
Bugatti type 57 SC ”Atlantic” coupe 1938, recreation from the seventies of Bugatti’s supercar from the thirties, the world’s most iconic and expensive car!
Back in the 1970’s, 2 Danes decided to build 2 recreations of the above mentioned car in pure admiration, and one for each of them.
One of the Danes, and the master mind of the project, mr. Erik Koux, is a much respected expert, and very well-known person in Bugatti circles worldwide. He bought his first Bugatti in 1953 when he was studying to MSC in engineering. After several cars later, and with a huge knowhow about Bug’s, he started to build the 2 recreations together with his friend mr. Bjarne Bo, a toolmaker/pattern maker who had already made patterns for cylinder blocks and type 51 wheels, and had the facilities for producing fiberglass bodies.
Bugatti parts were still readily available in Europe if you knew the right people, and by that time Erik had met many of them.
The cars appear as if they has just left Molsheim back in 1938. They are not mere look-alikes, they all have a significant amount of original Bugatti parts on them. The rest is precisely remanufactured duplicates. Type 57 engines converted to dry sump, and double oil pumps, power all but two of them, which is equipt with Jaguar XK engines. Donor Bugatti provide parts and titles, and yet there is no intent to deceive. The original Atlantic’s and the Koux recreations are so few, and so well know, that there can be no suggestions of passing one off as the other.”(Bugatti revue, 1440)
5 of the cars was built in aluminum and 7 in fiberglass as this one, according to “Nordic Bugatti register 2014”.
It is of great value and importance that the actual car consist of several main parts of Bugatti origins, front axle, rear axle, steering house, steering parts, brakes, shock absorbers, springs Etc.
The drive-line consist of a period Jaguar XK 3.5 L engine and gearbox, and the aforementioned Bugatti differential and rear axle.
Closer inspection of details clearly shows original parts as the Marchal headlamps, door handles, regulators, added with correct type of seats and leather upholstery on the doors, etc. and the chassis in 3,5 mm thickness.
The car is fully accepted by the Bugatti Owners Club, GB.
The car comes with Danish registration document and registration no. K57730.
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