1936 Bugatti Type 57 Two-Light Ventoux Coupe

James Lipman, courtesy of Gooding & Company

In 2001, chassis 57469 was sold to the current owner, a passionate enthusiast and longstanding member of the American Bugatti Club. Early in his ownership, it was finished in an appropriate two-tone dark blue and black paint scheme.

Although the car benefited from some cosmetic and mechanical attention, a concerted effort was made to preserve the many outstanding original details, particularly in the interior, which retains nearly all of its unrestored and beautifully patinated upholstery, trim and instrumentation.

Chassis 57469 has been displayed in the featured Bugatti Class at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, driven regularly, and maintained by marque expert Scott Sargent of Sargent Metalworks in Bradford, VT. This is a well-documented Type 57 that has benefited from the care of devoted owners since it was delivered in France eight decades ago.