Bonhams to Showcase Rare 1938 Bugatti, 1955 Pebble Beach Race Car Pope-Hartford in Upcoming Auto AuctionAug 19, 2022 11:00 PDT
Highlighted in Bonhams’ upcoming auction is the rare 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante, #57767. Establishing the company in 1909, Italian-born Ettore Bugatti began manufacturing high-performance automobiles in Germany’s then-town of Molsheim. The Type 57C Atalante was a design of Ettore’s son, Jean. Across the industry, automotive websites like Silodrome, a self-proclaimed website for the “Gasoline Culture,” and Hemmings agree that this grand tourer is one of the fastest and most beautiful of all the Bugatti family. With fewer than 100 of these cars produced, it is also one of the rarest. Features from under the Type 57C Atalante’s hood include a 3.3 dual overhead cam, a supercharged inline eight-cylinder engine, and a four-speed manual transmission. Its future-forward four-wheel hydraulic brakes system comprised of two in both front and rear axles with twin transverse leaf springs in the front and semi-elliptic leaf springs in the rear.
The 1910 Pope-Hartford Model W 50 HP, known as “Racer,” will also be available in this Bonhams auction. A 389 cubic-inch OHV inline four-cylinder engine, along with the increasingly rare correct Pope-Hartford carburetor, twin spark Bosch magneto, overhead valves, and four-speed sliding gear transmission give this high-performance automobile its 50 horsepower. Previously owned by antique automobile collector and racer Lindley Bothwell, this Pope-Hartford auto participated in both the Pebble Beach Sports Car races and the South Catalina Island races in the 1950s. As one of the ultimate Brass Era Road Cars, this car can be seen in the opening sequences of the movie Seabiscuit. Visit Bonhams to view the entire collection and place a bid.
Lot Categories:Automobiles (140)
# of Lots:140
Price Range:$8000 - $3,400,000
Interesting lots include:
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|1938 Bugatti Type 57c Atalante|| Estimate: |
|1935 Aston Martin Ulster Coachwork By Bertelli|| Estimate: |
|1910 Pope-hartford Model W 50hp Racer|| Estimate: |
|1999 Acura Nsx Zanardi Edition|| Estimate: |
|1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross|| Estimate: |
|1925 Ford Rajo Special Single Seater|| Estimate: |