Stunning 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Grand Raid Roadster headed for Pebble Beach
Posted Jun 16th 2011 2:01PM
Few classics possess the same level of mystique as the Bugatti Type 57. But while it may be the Atlantic that draws all the attention, every 57 is a special specimen unto itself. This one especially.
One of only ten Grand Raid Roadsters to be built, this was one of just two that featured custom coachwork – from its swoopy art deco panels and covered wheels to its rumble seat – by Switzerland's Carrosserie Worblaufen. The car was completed just in time for the 1935 Concours d'Elegance at Montreux where it won first prize.
Seven decades later, after a comprehensive restoration, it won second prize at the 2005 Pebble Beach concours, and now it's going back to Monterey where RM Auctions has it up for grabs in August with pre-sale estimates placing its value at over U.S. $1 million. Take a closer look at it in our high-resolution gallery.
Related Gallery1935 Bugatti Type 57 Grand Raid Roadster
[Source: RM Auctions]