Until the end of 1933, Bugatti was making different styles of bodies for every chassis and this was a factor that Etore Bugatti wanted to control as costs were spiralling high. So he entrusted his 23-year old son Jean Bugatti to work on this.
Jean Bugatti came up with the model Type 57 in 1934. Using the same chassis, four different styles of bodies could be mounted – Ventoux (2-door and 4-door), 2-door Stelvio convertible and the 4-door sports saloon, Galibier.
The last variant was named after a valley in the French Alps. With a 3.3 litre inline-8 engine, the Bugatti 57 - Galibier had a power output of 135 hp. This car had 15” drum brakes that were fitted to wire wheels made by Rudge Whitworth. Though most of the 65 cars produced were made by the Bugatti factory about 15 of them were outsourced to French coachbuilder Carrosserie Vanvooren and Swiss coachbuilders - Gangloff and Graber.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- Only 1000 pieces produced|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|
|Color||Black / Blue|