Stupendous Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet is a pricey auction jewel image

This is just one of the three units of the series ever produced. And it will be on sale on March 11, 2017 at RM Sotheby’s annual Amelia Island auction at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in northeast Florida.

There’s no shortage of rare and spectacular cars at the event – it’s a tradition – but this amazing 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet falls into a whole different category. Only three were ever made, and this example has the original bodywork of Parisian coachbuilder Vanvooren. It’s never been fully restored and it could be the only privately-owned of its kind – packing the original chassis, body, engine, and gearbox. This is the first time it reaches the auction block and comes with all of its original documentation.


Early estimates put it at more than 8 million dollars, one of the most expensive Bugatti vehicles at an auction – right next to the Type 57SC Atalante bought at Pebble Beach in 2013 for 8.7 million dollars and the 57SC Sports Tourer from the 2015 Amelia Island that fetched $9.7 million. Other interesting offers include a 1930 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe with bodywork by Lancefield Coachworks, a 1933 Cadillac V-16 All-Weather Phaeton – all of them present next spring at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.