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Old 24-07-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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Post '38 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Cabriolet hitting the auction block in Monterey

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In the 1930s, the Bugatti Type 57 was, apart from its grand prix racers, the only vehicle offered by Molsheim. It gave rise to several body types, the most famous of which was the iconic Atlantic, but those represented only a handful of the 710 Type 57s that were built over its seven years of production.

Relying primarily on third-party coachbuilders, most of Type 57s were bodied as coupes, a handful as sedans, but a few were fitted with open-top coachwork. RM Auctions is offering one such Grand Raid Roadster at Pebble Beach this year, and has now released details of a second convertible 57 set to join it on the auction block.

This Stelvio Cabriolet with coachwork by Gangloff of Colmar was believed to have been commissioned by the Pernod family (of aperitif distillation fame), and has a fully documented history from its 74 years of ownership since. Well cared for and properly maintained, this Stelvio has its original 3.2-liter inline-eight and four-speed gearbox and is expected to fetch between $700,000 and $800,000. Follow the jump for the full details.Continue reading '38 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Cabriolet hitting the auction block in Monterey

'38 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Cabriolet hitting the auction block in Monterey originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 Jul 2011 10:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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