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#550186 - 26/12/18 12:16 PM If you can't afford the real thing...
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#550188 - 26/12/18 12:18 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
John V6 Offline

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I don't think I can even afford the model!
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#550220 - 26/12/18 02:46 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
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Saw an original at Chantilly Arts & Elegance in 2017, truly a thing of beauty and elegant lines

After standing outside all night it was very reluctant to start for the Concours judges and the owner was a little worried as it looked like some points deduction may happen

We just stood and looked on in awe as they had to open the bonnet to tweak something, for a few minutes it was like paparazzi round a supermodel
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#550244 - 26/12/18 05:09 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: CooperMan]
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I saw Ralph Lauren's 57sc atlantic coupé close up and in detail at an exhibition at the Louvre of some of his collection. An absolute jewel of a car, truly the crossover of automotive engineering and art.
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#550287 - 26/12/18 10:05 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: CooperMan]
Jacques Offline
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Originally Posted By CooperMan
Saw an original at Chantilly Arts & Elegance in 2017, truly a thing of beauty and elegant lines

After standing outside all night it was very reluctant to start for the Concours judges and the owner was a little worried as it looked like some points deduction may happen

We just stood and looked on in awe as they had to open the bonnet to tweak something, for a few minutes it was like paparazzi round a supermodel


Owner is Peter Mullin, I was also there.







Keep in mind that there are only 3 Bugatti type 57S Atlantic in the world (4 were build).
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#550297 - 26/12/18 11:24 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: Jacques]
BertR Offline

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I love that car, a pure form of art.
Cheers,
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#550348 - 27/12/18 11:44 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
sospan Offline
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Awesome car. I remember watching a US TV series where a replica was being built. They used photographs to get as much detail as possible. the end result was a stunning car.
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#550402 - 27/12/18 04:39 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
CooperMan Offline

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Jacques, thanks for posting the photos as I can't find my disc at the moment, I think I managed to get some shots of the engine bay too
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#550607 - 28/12/18 09:54 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: CooperMan]
Jacques Offline
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Hi Jon, here is the compressed DOHC 8 cylinders ! (pictures from the net)



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#550626 - 29/12/18 07:32 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
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A charming car

But I can’t help thinking that if we didn’t know it was an extremely rare Bugatti and the provenance and quality that surrounds it, on purely aesthetic grounds, wouldn’t we view it as a rather ugly oddity?
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#550628 - 29/12/18 07:41 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
Rob Thornton Offline

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Stewart, I see where you are coming from. I feel that the standing seams on the wings and along the centre of the car are what makes this an uncomfortable design to behold.
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#550644 - 29/12/18 09:05 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
TimG Offline
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The Atlantic is an ugly duck compared to a Type 41 Royale, 12.7 litre straight 8, 3175kg. Seven were built, Ettore Bugatti wrecked one. I think this Coupe Napoleon is best, there are Berline, cabriolet & roadsters.
I saw one in the Schlumpf Collection in Mulhouse in a total of 120 Bugatti. Not sure if its true but spare engines were said to have gone into railway locos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILk09iml2us

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#550646 - 29/12/18 09:37 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: TimG]
pandy Offline

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Originally Posted By TimG
The Atlantic is an ugly duck compared to a Type 41 Royale,


How dare you !!?

Do you want to repeat that outside ? swear
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#550649 - 29/12/18 09:51 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: pandy]
Stewart S Offline
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Originally Posted By pandy
Originally Posted By TimG
The Atlantic is an ugly duck compared to a Type 41 Royale,


How dare you !!?

Do you want to repeat that outside ? swear


Paint it matt grey and it would look like a VW war experiment hide
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#550661 - 29/12/18 11:04 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: TimG]
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Originally Posted By TimG
I saw one in the Schlumpf Collection in Mulhouse in a total of 120 Bugatti.

So 1 would be a Bugattum.
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#550671 - 29/12/18 11:39 AM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
sospan Offline
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Howard posted this link.
https://www.sportscardigest.com/
I went in and found this....
https://automobility.stanford.edu/
Searching found some good stuff including an article about the Atlantique.
Go have a browse.
Good find, Howard thumbs
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#550683 - 29/12/18 12:39 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
Burgundymog Offline

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Tho only thing I like about it is the chest killer steering wheel stirpot
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#550708 - 29/12/18 03:28 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: M3W55]
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My favourite Bugatti is the Type 55 Roadster but why are they soooo expensive? One of my good friends has a Type 44 saloon and boy, for an old car it can really move.
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#550712 - 29/12/18 03:59 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: lowebird]
Hamwich Offline

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Originally Posted By lowebird
My favourite Bugatti is the Type 55 Roadster but why are they soooo expensive?


Sadly a result of two factors:

1. Lots of other people agree with you
2. They only made 38 of them

Since we can't travel back in time and make more of them, the only answer is to start a world-wide movement to persuade everyone else that they are actually rubbish so that no-one will want one apart from you. Then you'll be able to buy them all at a knock-down price!
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#550846 - 30/12/18 12:17 PM Re: If you can't afford the real thing... [Re: Hamwich]
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
Originally Posted By lowebird
My favourite Bugatti is the Type 55 Roadster but why are they soooo expensive?


Sadly a result of two factors:

1. Lots of other people agree with you
2. They only made 38 of them

Since we can't travel back in time and make more of them, the only answer is to start a world-wide movement to persuade everyone else that they are actually rubbish so that no-one will want one apart from you. Then you'll be able to buy them all at a knock-down price!


Why not everybody else seems to notworthy
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