The Type 57 SC Atlantic was a masterpiece developed by Jean Bugatti, the only son of the great "patron" Ettore Bugatti. It was an extraordinary feat of automotive engineering at that time, both in design and construction. Only three examples were built; Powered by a 3.3 liter inline 8-cylinder engine, the Type 57 SC Atlantic was the fastest street car of its time. No other car was comparable to the elegance and perfection of this breath-taking two-seater.
The Atlantic combined beauty and function in its aerodynamic design. This starts with the end-to-end riveted dorsal seam that gives the car a unique character, and continues with the headlamps that are shaped in the appearance of "eyes." These are just two examples of the many distinctive traits that are exquisitely recreated in our model. Combined, the details are what give this model its great charisma and exceptional grace. It takes more than 1,700 single parts, mounted by the hand, to create this arduous piece of art on wheels.
For quite some time, experts all agree that the Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic Coupé belongs in the most beautiful cars that were ever built. Its streamlined body is a classic of engineering decorative art. Only three vehicles of this fascinating sports car have been manufactured. In spite of this, you can own such a beauty, albeit in the form of an exquisite miniature. You will be surprised how it does justice the original.
Finely recreated cockpit. The dashboard looks true to the original with all instruments and control elements. Elegant door design with three hinges and a fully functional guidance bar sliding mechanism. The seats and as well the door interior, which is sewn with functional pockets, is covered with real leather. The perfectly shaped radiator grille of metal with Bugatti emblem is chromed with a high gloss finish. The number plate equates the original as well. Unforgotten amongst all Bugatti enthusiasts. The spare wheel in the rear end hutch can be taken out. The gas cap and as well the cap of the cooler is removable, too.
The front- and side windows are metal framed. The windshield wipers are staggered in reverse order. The rear fenders are equipped with a stone-chipping protection cover made of aluminium plate with a dead surface. These are just some small details of the original car that we transferred to our miniature. The double-winged engine hood is hinged on both sides. The highly detailed 8-cylinder in-line-engine includes all aggregates and cabling. Also the underbody is a high-end recreation of the original. The underbody plate, which is equipped with air vents, is made of metal. The exhaust pipe system is made of stainless steel. The frame is also a solid metal construction. The radiator grille is finely mashed. Also a very nice detail are the metal pins on which the engine hood wings can rest if they are opened. The wheels are appareled with aluminium rims and stainless steel spokes. Every single stainless steel spoke is equipped with a single nipple.
Item number M-083 – composed and hand mounted of more than 1,700 single parts. A flawless and perfect in form body painted in sapphire. Its unique design feature, the seam with the extensive rivet structure on the fenders and the roof, are reconstructed true to the detail.
In the early 80`s of the last century, the Pope car became sold to the well known fashion designer Ralph Lauren. After a costly restoration in which many Bugatti experts was involved, the Coupé was re-introduced in a elegant black painting. CMC also recreated this Atlantic. We offer that car with item number M-085 in a worldwide limited edition of 5,000 pieces.