a shower of prizes at the Villa d’Este Competition!
Bugatti scooped up a good price list with several exceptional models, including the future Bolide, during the prestigious « Concorso d’Eleganza » at the Villa d’Este.
During the 2022 edition of the Concorso d’Eleganzawhich took place last weekend on the banks of the Lake Comoa Bugatti Type 57S Vanvooren Convertible received the distinctionn Best of Show. Other winners include the Type 59 Sports, who won the FIVA Trophy in the category Best Preserved Pre-War Carand the racing car, grand covet winneré Design Award.
A rare Bugatti Type 59 Sports honored
Of the seven categories, it is in category A The Golden Age of Elegance: The Art Deco Era of Motor Car Design that the Bugatti Type 57S competed. This Cabriolet is the first, among only four copiesto have been fitted with a convertible body by Vanvooren (Paris).
Also in category A, the Bugatti Type 59 Sport (1934) and a Type 57C Stelvio Convertible (1937) with bodywork signed Gangloff. Originally a factory racing car, the first was transformed into a sports car in 1934/1935. It competed successfully in races until 1937. The vehicle had only five owners, including the King of the Belgians Leopold III from 1938. The judges awarded him the FIVA Trophy in the category Best Preserved Pre-War Car.
The Bolide wins an award
The Stelvio Convertible was the first Type 57 in which Bugatti had a compressor. The name of the vehicle was chosen with reference to the Passo dello Stelvio also known as Stelvio Pass. The body is from Gangloff, coachbuilder from Colmar located a stone’s throw from the Bugatti headquarters. The Cabriolet is distinguished in particular by its Art deco bumper.
In the category Concept Cars and Prototypesthe new Bugatti Bolide, one of the seven prototypes presented, won the Design Award. Experimental study, the concept unveiled in 2020 aroused such enthusiasm that Bugatti decided to produce it 40 units, all immediately reserved.
The Villa d’Este, a setting for Bugatti
In 2013, a 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic had already won the Best of Show award. The vehicle, owned by fashion designer Ralph Lauren, is one of only two original Atlantic vehicles still in existence. In recent years, the jury has also been seduced by a Bugatti Type 57S Sports Tourer from 1937 and a Type 59 Grand Prix from 1934.
Three years ago, Bugatti surprised the jury and the public with La Voiture Noire, a tribute to the lost Type 57SC Atlantic of Jean Bugatti, winner of the first prize in the category Concept Cars and Prototypes.
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