The most popular of all the type 57 Bugatti models was the Ventoux. Its name derived from Mont Ventoux, the famous French Alps Mountain, where the famous Hill Climb of the European Championship took place. It was a two-door four-seater Sports Coupe or “coach” as the French called it. The style of this body was presented in 1934 in Bugatti type 50 and was available only with the common chassis. The Type 50 also had a slopping fast back which unfortunately was discontinued on the Type 57. Another difference was that the weight of the Type 57 chassis was lighter than the Type 50 (950kg against 1,200kg). This specific Bugatti 57 was acquired by the Museum in Paris from the famous French collector Jean-Michel Cerede who liquefied his collection.
Built year: 1934
Engine type / cc: 8 in line / 3,257cc
Engine output: 180bhp / 5,500rpm
Top speed: 155 km/h
Number produced: 630