1936 Bugatti 57SC Atalante

Jean Bugatti, son of Ettore Bugatti, created the Bugatti Type 57 which were built from 1934 to 1940. Over the span of those 16 years 710 Type 57’s were built. The Type 57’s were powered by a modified 3257cc, twin-cam engine. Over the course of their production, there were two types of 57s produced known as the Type 57 and the Type57S/SC.

The 57 cars were improved based on customer feedback and ultimately S and SC versions were built. The cars were lowered, hence the S “Surbaisse” in French, and the SC cars were also supercharged, C for “Compresseur”. 43 S cars were produced and only 2 SC’s initially however many 57S customers returned their cars for the supercharger performance upgrades.

Eventually variations on the Type 57 body were produced called the Atlantic and Aerolithes. The Atlantic included flowing lines as well as a dorsal line along the top of the car. After the Atlantic came the Atalante which was a two door coupe based on the Atlantic.

Only 17 were made and four of them are located at the Cite de l’Automotible museum in Mulhouse, France. This is one of those cars.

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