1938 Bugatti Type 57C Special Coupe

1938-bugatti-type-57c-special-coupe_2383

With so many spectacular Bugattis, it takes a special car to stand out. It’s safe to say that this one-of-a-kind Type 57C Special coupe is one of the most intriguing Bugattis ever constructed.

In June 1938, this car was built at the Bugatti factory in Molsheim. The frame, no. 278, was equipped with a blown Type 57 engine, 4-speed gearbox and rear end, all numbered 486. This car was originally issued chassis no. 57335, a number from an earlier Bugatti Read More

Julius Kruta

SCM Contributor

Julius was born in Berlin and studied economics in Frankfurt. In 1994, he started the company EB Club, which specialized in handbuilt Bugatti models. While still at university in 1998, Kruta began working for VW, following its acquisition of the Bugatti brand, as the marque historian and consultant. Having completed a thesis on Bugatti, he began his career as a marketing assistant at Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. and in 2003 became Bugatti’s Head of Tradition. He has been a regular judge at Pebble Beach for the last seven years and is the author or co-author of several books on the marque, including The Bugatti Type 57S, Bugatti eine Renngeschichte von 1920–1939, and Bugatti: From Milan to Molsheim.

Posted in Etceterini