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1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57C ROADSTER BY VANVOOREN
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Highlights

  • SPECTACULAR NO EXPENSE SPARED RESTORATION BY BUGATTI EXPERTS CHAMPION MOTORS
  • OVER $800,000 INVESTED IN THE RESTORATION ALONE
  • ACCOMPANIED BY OVER 2000 PAGES OF RESTORATION RECEIPTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
  • SHOWN AT PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE IN 2012
  • ELEGANT ONE-OFF TWO-SEAT ROADSTER BY VANVOOREN
  • SPECIAL ORDERED AND BUILT FOR PRINCE LOUIS NAPOLEON
  • FULLY DOCUMENTED BY WORLD-RENOWNED BUGATTI EXPERT DAVID SEWELL
  • USED BY RALPH LAUREN FOR HIS 2012 FALL/WINTER PURPLE LABEL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS FLAWLESSLY
  • SIMPLY ONE OF THE MOST ELEGANT BUGATTI'S EVER PRODUCED!!
  • A COLLECTORS DREAM
  • Options Include:
  • 210 BHP, 3,257 CC DOHC INLINE EIGHT-CYLINDER ENGINE WITH A SUPERCHARGER
  • FOUR-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • SOLID FRONT AXLE WITH SEMI-ELLIPTIC LEAF SPRINGS AND LIVE REAR AXLE WITH QUARTER-ELLIPTIC LEAF SPRINGS
  • FOUR-WHEEL HYDRAULIC DRUM BRAKES
  • WHEELBASE: 130 IN.
  • The Type 57, perhaps the most celebrated road-going chassis of Bugatti’s illustrious history, made a name for itself by being the last word in French automotive luxury. As it was beautifully appointed and often wore coachwork from some of Europe’s most notable coachbuilders, ownership of a Type 57 Bugatti when new was perhaps the best statement of fashion that money could buy. An experienced driver can ascertain hints of the company’s sporting nature through the Type 57’s chassis. While this vehicle is often associated with the utmost levels of luxury, there is no denying its inherent athleticism. A few European coachbuilders built the extravagant and flowing bodies for the Type 57C, including Vanvooren of Paris, who built this convertible roadster body in 1937.

    The magnificent 1937 Bugatti type 57C roadster by Vanvooren featured here is finished in gorgeous black over aubergine with an exquisite Ostrich leather interior and a black folding convertible top. Bugatti experts at Champion Motorcars restored this exquisite vehicle with no expense spared. Upon completion, it was shown at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and later used by Ralph Lauren for his 2012 fall/winter purple label advertising campaign. Like most Bugatti’s, chassis 57430 was dismantled and hidden during the war in Switzerland and later reassembled using chassis 57742 with its original matching numbers supercharged engine. Recently documented by world-renowned Bugatti expert David Sewell. We are extremely proud to offer what is arguably the most elegant Bugatti ever built at an investment price, for the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast, who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this moving work of art!

     

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    Year:
    1937
    Make:
    Bugatti
    Model:
    57C VanVooren
    Color:
    Black / Aubergine
    VIN:
    57431
    Stock Number:
    407859

    Engine:
    3,257 cc DOHC Inline 8-Cylinder with Supercharger
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Manual
    Style:
    Cabriolet
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $2,300,000.00
    DISCOUNT
    $450,000.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $1,850,000.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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