The Techno Classica Essen 2013 kicked off yesterday and Bugatti is also attending the show. We have showed you a bit of what Brabus is showcasing. As for Bugatti, the Molsheim-based supercar maker is taking two rare collector’s cars and that’s the Bugatti Type 57 C Coupé and Type 57 Ventoux. Also showing at their stand will be a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, the fastest convertible on earth.

The two rare cars were brought in from the famous Mullin Automotive Museum collection in Oxnard, California to Essen. The Bugatti Type 57 was introduced at the 1934 Paris Automobile Salon and was heavily influenced by Jean Bugatti the son of the company’s founder Ettore Bugatti, by the year 1939, a total of 680 cars had been built.

The Type 57 C Coupe being showcased is one of the 106 units built featuring 160PS and the most powerful, this green coupe on display has a chassis number 57835 and the last one to be built in 1939. It has been owned by the family of the first owner since then and has 12,000 kilometers in the odometer. It features a Vanvooren body built by the Parisian coach builder called Vanvooren, the price was 153,000 French francs.

The second car is a white Type 57 Ventoux, one of the 150 units ever built, this one has the chassis number 57540 and likewise it was the last one to leave the factory in 1937. It cost 103,000 French francs at the time of purchase; it has spent decades unrestored at the Malmerspach reserve which is part of the famous Schlumpf collection.


The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse which we are very much familiar with came to birth in the spring of 2012 in Molsheim, it features an 8 liter W16 engine with 1200PS and 1,500 nm of torque, acceleration from naught to 100 km/h is done in 2.6 seconds. The price is €1.79 million inclusive of tax.

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