CMC Bugatti 57 SC Corsica Roadster, 1938 (CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)
The Bugatti Corsica Roadster, built on a Type 57 S chassis, is one-of-a-kind vehicle that is existent to this day. A British owner first came into possession of this car in 1938. Today it is part of the extraordinary collection owned by Mr. John Mozart in California.
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British Colonel Godfrey Giles acquired a Bugatti 57 S chassis in 1937 for the roadster he would like to have. His brother Eric Giles undertook to design the bodywork, and an English coachbuilder Corsica executed his plan. It led to the birth of an astonishingly beautiful roadster. Its recorded registration took place in 1938, with the license plate number “GU7.” The roadster seemed to develop some engine problems later on. To fix them, a compressor and pistons of a different type were installed, hence the new type designation 57 SC, where C stands for “compresseur.”
In 1985, the vehicle came to be owned by John Mozart, a renowned collector in California. At the end of 1995, he initiated a complete restoration of the car. The roadster re-emerged as a stunning beauty in a dark blue finish and won the much-coveted “Best of Show” award at the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. CMC has replicated the Mozart car in its contemporary gorgeous appearance as a high-end model of the first class.
We would like to thank Mr. Mozart and the Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. – Tradition for their generous support during the research and development process.
- Hand-assembled precision model composed of over 1,780 single parts
- Authentically formed and true-to-scale body, built after the contemporary appearance of the car found in John Mozart’s collection
- Precisely replicated frame made of metal
- Fully functional double-wing engine hood. The wings open to rest on specially-mounted metal buttons
- True-to-the-original replication of the front with beautifully-integrated head lamps
- Perfectly replicated radiator grille and functional metal radiator cap in a chrome finish
- Rear wheels covers with “half-moon” metal tabs
- Functional driver and passenger doors with finely-made hinges
- Highly detailed 8-cylinder in-line engine with all aggregates, pipes, and cabling
- Perfectly spoked wheels and two-wing central locking nuts with right- or left-hand threat for the release of the wheels
- Removable spare wheel in the trunk after the toggle screw is released
- Trunk lid is lockable
- A miniature version of the car jack, air-pump, grease gun and toolkit is enclosed in the trunk
- Finely replicated dashboard with all instruments and controls
- Elaborate underbody with an exhaust system of stainless steel
- High-quality paintwork with an excellent finish
TECHNICAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
- 8-cylinder in-line-engine with two overhead camshafts
- Dry sump lubrication
- Mechanical cable break
- Right-hand drive
|Output:||200 hp at 5,500 rpm|
|Top speed:||approx. 200 km/hr|
|Wheel base:||2,980 mm|
|Total length:||approx. 4,510 mm|
|Track width front:||1,350 mm|
|Track width rear:||1,350 mm|
|Bore x Stroke||72 x 100 mm|
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