Edi­tors’ PICKEACH Bu­gatti Type 57 Gan­gloff Roadster T

MONTH WE SE­LECT ONE OUT­STAND­ING CAR FROM OUR CARS FOR SALE PAGES 1934

New Zealand Classic Car - - Editors' Pick -

he Bu­gatti Type 57 is, al­most un­equiv­o­cally, one of the most revered mod­els in the en­tire his­tory of the au­to­mo­bile. The cut­tingedge en­gi­neer­ing (for the time) in all aspects of its chas­sis, sus­pen­sion, en­gine, and driv­e­line al­lowed for un­par­al­leled lev­els of per­for­mance and on-road re­fine­ment — all matched per­fectly to the car’s flow­ing lines. Those lines were the hand­i­work of Ettore Bu­gatti’s son, Jean, whose skills were more than a match for the best coach­builders Europe had to of­fer. How­ever, amongst those coach­builders, Gan­gloff is one whose name and rep­u­ta­tion have weath­ered the test of time. The ex­am­ple you see here is a truly amaz­ing piece of ma­chin­ery — a Gan­gloff de­signed and built Type 57 that is be­lieved to be its one and only roadster, car­ry­ing the chas­sis num­ber #57217. This spe­cial car was owned by the Bob Turn­bull, who sadly passed away in 2012. Be­fore that hap­pened, Bob en­trusted the par­tially com­pleted Bu­gatti — along with two of his other clas­sic ve­hi­cles — to his close friend, Pete Bra­bant, with in­struc­tions to com­plete the restora­tion. That restora­tion was com­pleted to a concours level in Fe­bru­ary 2015. This unique and jaw-drop­pingly gor­geous piece of mo­tor­ing his­tory now finds it­self on the mar­ket, with pro­ceeds from the even­tual sale be­ing do­nated to Bob’s own char­i­ta­ble trust, of which Pete is also trustee. The car has a VIN, has been reg­is­tered and war­ranted, is com­pletely road le­gal, and is fin­ished to an un­par­al­leled stan­dard. Con­fi­den­tial en­quiries are wel­comed from se­ri­ously in­ter­ested par­ties only. Con­tact Peter at the Bob Turn­bull Trust, ph. 027 462 1480, if you are gen­uinely in­ter­ested.

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