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Bugatti Gangloff Type 57 1934



Automobiles Ettore Bugatti is a French car manufacturer of high performance automobiles, founded in 1909 in the then German city of Molsheim, Alsace. Bugatti cars were known for their design beauty and for their many race victories. Ettore Bugatti was from a family of artists and considered himself to be both an artist and constructor. Famous Bugattis include the Type 35 Grand Prix cars, the Type 41 “Royale, the Type 57 “Atlantic and the Type 55 sports car.

Gangloff was a Swiss/French coachbuilding company that was founded in 1903 by Georges Gangloff. Gangloff was one of the most important passenger vehicle coachbuilders after World War 1. They produced bodies for Martini, Rolls-Royce, Delage, Ansaldo, Hispano-Suiza, Isotta-Fraschini, Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti, Minerva and various other, also American, makes.

Bugatti Type 57s were built from 1934 through 1940, with a total of 710 examples produced. Most 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 chain-drive twin-cam engines of the Type 50 and 51, the 57's engine used gears to transmit power from the crankshaft.

A rediscovered Bugatti Type 57 sold for 3.4 million euros at auction on 7 February 2009 at a motor show in Paris


  • This very special Type 57 Roadster is the realisation of Gangloff. It was ordered for Agents Frederich , Nice, France.
  • This 1934 Gangloff Bugatti Roadster Type 57 is a very rare, one off Bugatti once owned by Bernard Pinault.
  • It was subjected to a 50 odd year ground up restoration in consultation with French coach builders Gangloff, by late New Zealander Bob Turnbull.
  • This car was restored to Concours condition and has 96560 on the clock – would suit serious collector.
  • It has a fully reconditioned engine and goes beautifully.
  • Car was restored to its original colours of pearl with burgundy trim and carpet and pale tan upholstery. Restoration was completed in February 2015.
  • The Bugatti Type 57 is, almost unequivocally one of the most revered models in the entire history of the automobile. The cutting edge engineering for the time in all aspects of its chassis, suspension, engine, and driveline allowed for unparalleled levels of performance and on road refinement – all matched perfectly to the car's flowing lines.
  • Those lines were the handiwork of Ettore Bugatti's son Jean, whose skills were more than a match for the best coachbuilders Europe had to offer. However, amongst those coach builders, Gangloff is one whose name and reputation have weathered the test of time. 
  • This example is a truly amazing piece of machinery and history – a Gangloff designed and built Type 57 that is believed to be its one and only Roadster from 1934, carrying the chassis number 57217 and Engine Number 122.


This unique gorgeous piece of motoring, history finished to unparalleled standard, has been exclusively entrusted to Waimak Classic Cars.

Enquiries from interested parties are welcome and will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

ALL initial enquiries about this vehicle are to be done strictly in writing, and addressed to Gloria Micallef –  gloria@waimakclassiccars.co.nz

An in depth Information Brochure about this vehicle can be made available on request – fees and conditions apply.

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