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Author:  Uwe [ Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:33 am ]
Post subject:  1935 Torpedo

Someone has information to this car? Prototype 57S replica? Thanks

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Author:  J.J.Horst [ Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

Sems to be a rebuild of the T57S prototype, as you say. The later T57S did not have the tapered chassis towards the rear, the prototype drawing (below) does show the taper, see below;

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Below the proposed body for the chassis above.

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I have not seen this one before. Does anybody know if any original parts (original chassis, maybe) of this T57S prototype still exist, and if they were used for this car?

Author:  Uwe [ Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

It looks as if one would have manufactured a 57S frame as on the workshop drawing.
I assume that the prototype 1935 however only on shortened chassis basedly ...

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Author:  copperkettle [ Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

Dear All:

I am somewhere in the background there...

The owner is Jim Hull. He bought most of the basis of this car from the late Uwe Hucke quite a few years ago. He states in his story-board that Hucke got the frame from Seyfried...

The only number I noted...and it is highly interesting...is the gearbox...no. "20 S"...ex-57385 which disappeared in 1958. Eric Koux's replica of the same car was also under the tent in Monterey.

Cheers,

Sandy

Author:  Scuderia CC [ Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

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From here : http://public.fotki.com/phildaupho/2010 ... t/bugatti/

Author:  Uwe [ Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

copperkettle wrote:
The owner is Jim Hull. He bought most of the basis of this car from the late Uwe Hucke quite a few years ago. He states in his story-board that Hucke got the frame from Seyfried...

The only number I noted...and it is highly interesting...is the gearbox...no. "20 S"...ex-57385 which disappeared in 1958.

Thanks for the information :wink:

Author:  Uwe [ Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

Scuderia CC wrote:

Thanks for the beautiful photos. This type of mounting makes headaches for me.
I can't imagine that the prototype of 1935 this frame had. Which advantage or sense such is a frame to have ?
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Author:  Lazarus [ Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

Uwe wrote:
Scuderia CC wrote:

Thanks for the beautiful photos. This type of mounting makes headaches for me.
I can't imagine that the prototype of 1935 this frame had. Which advantage or sense such is a frame to have ?
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I suspect that this is absolutely correct.The T45 16 cylinder car at schlumpf's has exactly the same outrigged rear springs,thus losing the benefit of the GP type rear spring mountings on cornering.Je vois que la boite de vitesses c'est 57G le mans,un peu comme mes T73c.

Author:  Uwe [ Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

If one sees the original, it could be indeed such a frame.
Thus the Torpédo and the Aérolithe must have had a S chassis ...
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Author:  davids [ Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

"the Automobile" had an article on the Aerolithe when it opened at the Paris show a few months ago with chassis drawings etc.
I lent it to a french friend along with an Atalanta book-with french translation,
but will get it back to refresh again.

Author:  Uwe [ Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

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Author:  Scuderia CC [ Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Prototype 57S replica

Jim Hull presents its Bugatti Type 57 S prototype to Jay Leno. At the beginning of the video, you can see the beautiful Alfa Romeo 8C2900 of Jon Shirley :

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/peb ... a/1246272/

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