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Type 57S Atlantic
Type 57SC Atlantic

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Type 57S Atlantic/Type 57SC Atlantic
Vehicle Model

A car produced by Bugatti.  Thirteen were produced for model years 1937-1938.

Designed by Jean Bugatti, the bodywork is based on the AĆ©rolithe show car.

The AĆ©rolithe was built from aluminum and magnesium, two metals that could not be welded or brazed.  The result was the external rivets along a seam down the middle of the body.  The production versions were all aluminum, but the rivets were retained for aesthetics.

Awards and acknowledgements include:

  • Among "The 25 Most Beautiful Cars of All Time" by Automobile, September 2006

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    1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic 1938 Type 57SC
    "Rivet"-ing
    Photo by Joe Cheng
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
    June 29, 2005
    View photo of 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic - 90KB
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    1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic 1938 Type 57SC
    Partial desaturation applied. Sorry about the blur, I didn't bring a tripod.
    Photo by Joe Cheng
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
    June 29, 2005
    View photo of 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic - 104KB
    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.
    1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic 1938 Type 57SC
    Partial desaturation applied. Sorry about the blur, I didn't bring a tripod.
    Photo by Joe Cheng
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
    June 29, 2005
    View photo of 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic - 97KB
    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.


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