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 Post subject: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:52 pm 
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Member X-Filer disturbs >S< and it removed. Why??. Who is X-Filer??
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 Post subject: Re: #57331
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:32 pm 
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Uwe wrote:
Member X-Filer disturbs >S< and it removed. Why??. Who is X-Filer??
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Presumably "x filer" believes that this car was not built on an "S" chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:06 pm 
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Original factory design - what can one read :?: >>CHASSIS TYPE 57S<<
Fact is it was a prototype 57S, whether it was a >>S<< chassis or not

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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:05 pm 
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Good work, Uwe.

I invited X-filer to this thread. Please do keep an eye on the WIKI, and inform me if things go wrong. I try to keep up, but I do not see everything...

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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:04 pm 
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Richard Day's articles in the Bugatti Trust Newsletters have left most people (myself included) convinced that the Aérolithe DID use an underslung chassis frame. I think I reached that conclusion long ago studying the pictures taken outside the offices of Col. Giles in London. Either the people standing on the pavement behind the car are all giants or, the car is sitting on a very low-slung chassis.

The people who disagree seem to be mainly those who have, or are in the process of, "recreating" Aérolithe-style specials using modified type 57 frames and therefore have a vested interest.

With regards to the Register, surely, in this sort of situation, the correct etiquette would be to leave the disputed statements in place and present the opposing opinions underneath thus allowing interested parties to make up their own minds.


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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:56 am 
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Good night everyone. First of all I'd like to introduce myself: I'm João Góis, from Portugal and I've been visiting the Bugatti chassis Database for a long time now. That's why I'd like to present my sincere appologies on the intromission but I hope you forgive me for it was not intencional to harm in any way the outstanding effort done on this database. I made it with the best of intentions for all the information I've found on the Aérolithe have always suggested it was a 57, not a soubaisée, but since the factory drawings state clearly it's a 57S, who am I to in any way go against that information I previously did not have.

For that, I will restore the page to its original state (if it's not already) and once more appologise for the intrusion. No more editions will be made from my behalf without consulting this forum.

I would like to take this chance to offer myself to edit the index listings with the coachwork / special body naming after the pictures, as some already have, if everyone agrees with it. If it's not the correct place to ask this, please inform me of where I should.

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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:16 am 
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Welcome to the forum, Joao,

Most of the editors visit this forum as well, and try to back up the information with factory documents and / or other documents, so the WIKI comes to a higher standard.

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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:26 pm 
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GCL-Wales wrote:
Richard Day's articles in the Bugatti Trust Newsletters have left most people (myself included) convinced that the Aérolithe DID use an underslung chassis frame. I think I reached that conclusion long ago studying the pictures taken outside the offices of Col. Giles in London. Either the people standing on the pavement behind the car are all giants or, the car is sitting on a very low-slung chassis.

The car is based on a standard chassis (the customer the roof wished somewhat more highly). If the man would stand on the sidewalk, we would have approximately the same picture, if the roof had the original height ...

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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:20 pm 
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Uwe wrote:
The car is based on a standard chassis (the customer the roof wished somewhat more highly). If the man would stand on the sidewalk, we would have approximately the same picture, if the roof had the original height ...

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Indeed that Aérolithe recreation was built on the chassis 57645, a "normal" 57. BTW, what happened to its previous Brown coachwork? On which chassis is it mounted, if in any?

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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:18 am 
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The Brown coachwork is in Brussels Autoworld, mounted on a non-Bugatti chassis (I crawled under the car, and I did not recognise a Bugatti chassis. Did not take pictures, however)

The chassis it is mounted on seems to be a bit narrow for the car.

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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:08 am 
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Herman wrote:
The Brown coachwork is in Brussels Autoworld, mounted on a non-Bugatti chassis (I crawled under the car, and I did not recognise a Bugatti chassis. Did not take pictures, however)

The chassis it is mounted on seems to be a bit narrow for the car.

I believe that this body belongs to Roland D'Iteren.He has preserved it for posterity.The "chassis" is not Bugatti and has no relevance.Am I right in thinking that Brown made two of these dreadful bodies?


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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:48 pm 
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X-Filer wrote:
Indeed that Aérolithe recreation was built on the chassis 57645, a "normal" 57. BTW, what happened to its previous Brown coachwork? On which chassis is it mounted, if in any?

http://www.bugattipage.com/brussel2009.htm

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 Post subject: Re: #57331 Aérolithe
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:12 pm 
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Thank you to you all for clearing that up for me!

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