Tuesday, October 22, 2013

1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Corsica Four Place Open Tourer -- October 22, 2013

We visited the Blackhawk Museum in June to drool over their collection of classic autos.  This 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Corsica Four Place Open Tourer.  Milanese engineer Ettore Bugatti, who built some of the most wonderful autos, carefully numbered his designs from his 1898 Type 1 through Type 73, designed during World War II.  

The "S" stood for surbaissé because of the lowered lines of the car. The "C" was for compresseur because the car was returned to the factory to have a supercharger installed. The body was designed by the Corsica Coach Works in London.  I like the black body with the red upholstery. 

If I can't ever have a Duesenberg, I would be happy to have a Bugatti. 

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