1935 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster Goes To RM’s Monterey Auction

1935 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster by Worblaufen

1935 Bugatti Type 57 Roadster by Worblaufen goes to the Monterey Peninsula in California, USA, August 19 – 20 for RM’s Monterey sale, where it is estimated to achieve between $1,000,000 – $1,200,000. A rare car with chassis number 57260 is one of only ten Bugatti Grand Raid roadsters built and one of just two examples bodied by Carrosserie Worblaufen in Switzerland.

The car was specially commissioned by flamboyant Swiss collector, Mr. Jules Aellen. It was completed just in time for Aellen and his wife to show the car at the second Concours d’Elegance at Montreux on Lake Geneva in Spring 1935, where it won the Grand Prix d’Honneur. The roadster remained in Switzerland – in and around Geneva – well into the 1950s. From there it went to France before an American collector finally acquired the car in 2000 and commissioned its complete restoration over an 18-month period.

With no expense spared, the Worblaufen archives were referenced to ensure absolute correctness, as was the existing Montfort sister car. In 2005, the car was invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it secured 2nd in Class. [RM Auctions]

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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