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At the time this photo was taken, this beautiful 1937 Type 57SC Bugatti was owned by a Bay Area couple who showed it at a Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.

“The Type 57SC is powered by an 8-cylinder supercharged 3257cc engine developing 210bhp,” according to the couple’s summary. “The body is steel over ash wooden supports on a steel frame.

“The original owner, British Col. G.M. Giles, acquired the most exclusive Bugatti chassis with a body designed by his brother, Eric Giles, and Jean Bugatti. Corsica of London executed the design on the chassis (#57593).

“The car was driven around England with the registration GU7. The body design is unique to this car, incorporating pontoon fenders and a cigar body. Grey accents run the length of the body and complement the shape of the radiator, as well as the sweeping tail. Inside, alligator hide is used with varying scale sizes to great effect.

“The current owner drove it thousands of miles before a comprehensive restoration began. This car was awarded Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours (2000).”
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