1934 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet

1934 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet Coachwork by Franay

This Bugatti is powered by a 3.3 liter 8-cylinder engine developing 135 horsepower. It was originally owned by German film star Hella Harwich. Hella liked the Franay Body, which she ordered, and it is the only Bugatti with this particular body. The Bugatti Type 57 was an entirely new design by Jean Bugatti, son of founder Ettore. Type 57s were built from 1934 through 1940 with a total of 710 examples produced. Only the Type 57 engines used gears to transmit power from the crankshaft instead of the chain drive twin-cam engines of the Type 50 and 51. This is the only known Type 57 originally fitted with dual rear mounted spare tires.

Descriptions & Pictures by conceptcarz & bonhams

Production Start 1934
Country of origin Italy