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 Post subject: Bonhams: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Coupé #57532
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:55 pm 
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Ville d'Este Concours d'Elegance prize-winning
1937 Bugatti Type 57S Coupé with supercharger
Coachwork by Gangloff of Colmar
Chassis no. 57532
Engine no. 27S
Body no. 3612

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.s ... ctionNo=2#


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 Post subject: Re: Dr. Chauvenet - first owner of 57532
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:04 am 
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Like many Bugatti owners, Dr. Chauvenet fought with the resistance after the invasion of France but was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp at Hinzert from 10th October 1942 until March, 1943. He survived the war and wrote a chilling account of the brutality he witnessed and survived : "..... All members of the SS, irrespective of service level and profession, were boorish, brutal and inherently hard; all this was strengthened by the firm will to become a type of ”Übermensch“ (superior human). All of them hated us, although one sensed something like jealousy stemming from their inferiority complex.’

An internet picture taken in 1950 show a good looking Dr. Chauvenet. Did he play any part in the post-war revival in the Bugatti movement ?

On the subject of war, it is worth reflecting on the role it played in the life of Ettore. It meant that he had no access to his factory for long periods of his life but on the other hand he did benefit financially from the design and production of aircraft and components. And of course, he was paid for his factory at the time of Trippel's takeover which enabled him and his family to live in some comfort during the war.


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 Post subject: Re: Bonhams: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Coupé #57532
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:56 am 
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highest bid was 5,2 million $ & a no sale


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 Post subject: Re: Bonhams: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Coupé #57532
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:02 pm 
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http://www.classicandperformancecar.com/features/octane_features/238273/bugatti_type_57s.html

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