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Classics Unique Bugatti Among Rarities At This Week's Concours Of Elegance

15:26  04 september  2020
15:26  04 september  2020 Source:   autoclassics.com

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Coachbuilt rarities from Bugatti , Jaguar, and Bentley will be showcased at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace on September 4-6. This year' s Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace on September 4-6 will celebrate a bygone era of unique coachbuilt cars by gathering a trio of

concours _ of _ elegance . Joining the world’ s rarest cars at Hampton Court Palace one week today(!) is this unique Bugatti Type 57 Atalante by Gangloff. CONFIRMED for Concours of Elegance : this one-of-ten alloy-bodied Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Clienti cars. Notice the Monza quick fuel-filler

a car parked in a parking lot: 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalanta Coupe © AutoClassics.com Copyright 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalanta Coupe

Coachbuilt wonders will look back to a bygone era.

This year's Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace on September 4-6 will celebrate a bygone era of unique coach-built cars by gathering a trio of one-off masterpieces.

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Concours of Elegance . 7,148 likes · 330 talking about this . Just 17 were built, and this is thought to be the only one in Europe. Catch this rarity at Hampton Court Palace from 4-6 September Confirmed for Concours of Elegance 2020: this utterly beautiful Ferrari Dino 206 SP, once raced at 12 Hours of

Once upon a time, the well-heeled would buy a car as a rolling chassis, and then take it to a specialist coachbuilder to finish the job off. It was like the customization departments we see at high-end manufacturers today, only on a much more personal level.

Heading the display will be the Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Gangloff. The Type 57 was first unveiled in 1937 and was the first car built under the watchful eye of Jean Bugatti, the eldest son of the company's legendary founder Ettorre.

Powered by a 3.3-liter straight-eight producing 140 horsepower, like Bugattis of today the Type 57 easily out-did its rivals in the power department.

In February 1938, wealthy French industrialist Fernand Crouzet tasked coachbuilder Gangloff to create a bespoke Type 57. The resulting machine featured long rear wings, a trunk lid-mounted spare-wheel mount, a single back window, special bumpers, and disc wheels.

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debut this week at the world' s premier luxury auto show, the Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance , which kicks off Tuesday in Monterey, California. with another super car rumored to be somewhere between the Divo and La Voiture Noire expected to be revealed at this year' s Pebble Beach Concours .

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The car survived the Second World War and was put to use as transport for the French Embassy in London and has since passed through a number of owners.

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Joining the Bugatti will be a Jaguar XK150 S Bertone, one of just three XK150 that were sent to renowned Italian styling house Bertone to bodied as prototype fixed-head coupes.

While three cars got the coupe treatment, each car got slightly different styling by Franco Scaglione. The car heading to the Concours of Elegance is chassis number two and was made on August 15, 1957. It hasn't been seen for decades and is thought to be the only one of the three that remains today.

The final car in the trio is a Bentley 4.5-Litre Drophead sports coupe known as "Mr. Fred." Mr. Fred, one of just two cars of its kind that still exists today, is a product of Newport Pagnell coachworks Salmons & Sons – which later became the home of Aston Martin. Before turning its attention to cars, the company made high-quality horse-drawn coaches and dog carts.

The aluminum-bodied Bentley is a fine example of Salmons & Sons' unique craftsmanship, as is its wonderful mother of the pearl instrument panel.

All three will be in the Main Concours display alongside a selection of "'future classics," Formula 1 cars, and a new "Junior Concours" which will feature half-scale pedal, petrol, and electric cars.

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