Nuremberg Toy Fair 2011: CMC Bugatti Type 57

The Car Room got to spend some quality time with many of the models on display at the 2011 Nuremberg International Toy Fair. This time around, it's a pre-production sample of the upcoming CMC Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic, as owned by designer Ralph Lauren

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1/18 1938 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic LE 1/5000 by CMC Owner : Ralph Lauren - FCaminhaGarage HD
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CMC Bugatti Typ 57 SC Atlantic, 1938 [M-083]
Considered by some to be the most beautiful pre-war car, the Atlantic body Type 57S featured flowing coupe lines with a pronounced dorsal seam running front to back. It was based on the "Aérolithe" concept car of 1935. Like the Type 59 Grand Prix car, the Aérolithe used Elektron (a magnesium alloy) or Duralumin (an aluminium alloy) for its body panels. Therefore, the body panels were riveted externally, creating the signature seam. The production Atlantics (just four were made) used plain aluminium, however. But the dorsal seams were retained for style, and have led to the car's present fame. Only two of the cars survive. One is in the collection of Ralph Lauren, the second was owned by Dr. Peter Williamson, and won the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Williamson's car (#57374) was sold for between $30 and $40 million at an auction in May 2010 to the Mullin Automotive Museum located in Oxnard, California.





CMC Bugatti Type 57 "Atlantic"
Car Room Report: CLIPS! Sometimes words and photos aren't enough. Models like CMC's incredible Bugatti Atlantic are why we love doing video so much. Once again, this maker of fine model cars takes the "sport" of collecting into a new area, with yet another multimedia masterpiece based on an historically important - and aesthetically beautiful - automobile. Originally aired on CRR, May 7 2011.





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