Invoiced to Bugatti's Swiss agency, Bucar SA, on September 19th 1936, chassis 57443 was subsequently dispatched to Carrosserie Graber.
Believed but not warranted to be a one-off commissioned by its architect first owner, the resultant Sports Saloon offered the same internal accommodation as a factory-bodied 'Galibier' but with far more flamboyant packaging.
Although, a spacious four-seater, the Type 57's coupe-like lines are accentuated by the absence of exterior rear door handles or hinges.
While, other notable styling features include the sloping tail (incorporating a partially 'sunken' spare wheel) and moulded swage line that begins at the radiator's shoulders, runs along the bonnet sides and then flows down towards the rear wings taking the window ledges with it.
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