From early 1934 until the outbreak of the war in September 1939, the automotive output from Bugatti's Molsheim factory was almost exclusively devoted to the Type 57 model and its later variants. It was never regarded as an outright sports model but rather as a high-performance sporting tourer, which was nevertheless capable of carrying luxurious and commodious coachwork.
Of the Bugatti T57 and the supercharged T57C more than 680 examples are estimated to have been produced in various body styles, designed and built by the factory or by numerous independent coachbuilders. T57s were in large part bodied by the by French coachbuilder Gangloff, but alternatively, the cars could still be supplied in completed rolling chassis form so that their agents or clients could select their own coachbuilder to execute the construction to their own personal requirements. The example in this gallery, chassis 57669, is such a rolling chassis wearing a one-off Convertible body by Tüscher.
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