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 Post subject: 1935 Torpedo
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:33 am 
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Someone has information to this car? Prototype 57S replica? Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Prototype 57S replica
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:14 pm 
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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?

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 Post subject: Re: Prototype 57S replica
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:14 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Prototype 57S replica
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:20 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Prototype 57S replica
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:45 am 
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From here : http://public.fotki.com/phildaupho/2010 ... t/bugatti/

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 Post subject: Re: Prototype 57S replica
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:38 pm 
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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:


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 Post subject: Re: Prototype 57S replica
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:48 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Prototype 57S replica
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:05 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Prototype 57S replica
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:32 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Prototype 57S replica
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:33 am 
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"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.


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 Post subject: Re: Prototype 57S replica
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:39 am 
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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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