Aurore; 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster

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The Bugatti Type 57 and later variants (including the famous Atlantic and Atalante) was an entirely new design created by Jean Bugatti, son of founder Ettore. Type 57s were built from 1934 through 1940, with a total of 710 examples produced.

Type 57s used a twin-cam 3,257 cc engine based on that of the Type 49 but heavily modified by Jean Bugatti, unlike the single cam engines of the Type 49 and earlier models. The engines of the Type 50, 51 used bevel gears at the front of the engine to transmit power from the crankshaft, whereas the Type 57 used a train of spur gears at the rear of the engine, with fiber gear wheels on the camshafts to achieve more silence in operation

This diecast model is by Aurore, sourced from Wessex Auction Rooms in November 2019

 
Aurore; 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Aurore; 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Aurore; 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster
Aurore; 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Aurore; 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Aurore; 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster
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