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Type 57C Bugatti Cabriolet
Debut Series Classic Bodies 2-Car Set
Produced 2003-2004
Designer Robert de Prandières (for Vanvooren) (1:1)
Number 57267
Type- 57C Bugatti CABRIOLET


Description

The original Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet (Chassis #57808), was commissioned by the French Government and especially designed by Vanvooren Coachbuilders as a wedding gift for the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Pahlavi and his wife Princess Fawzia of Egypt in 1939. It came fitted with a 189ci Inline-8 engine which produced 175 horsepower, impressive for the day.

It remained in the Court of Iran until the Iranian Revolution in 1979 where the car was sold cheaply to a buyer in the USA who installed a V8 engine. The car was later sent to London where it received a full restoration and sent back to the USA where it currently resides on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.

The Hot Wheels debuted in the collector-aimed 100% Line in the Classic Bodies 2-Car Set. I features a removable hood which reveals the Inline-8 engine. It was only used three times before the 100% Line was discontinued.

Versions

The Type 57C Bugatti has come out in the following 1:64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
2003 Classic Bodies 2-Car Set Black Silver Trim Black / Metal Clear Orange RR 57267 China Type- 57C Bugatti CABRIOLET
2/4 2004 Showcase Hot Wheels - Drop Tops Series Purple Silver Trim Black / Metal Clear Tan RR B6245 China 15,000 Produced Image Not Available
2/4 2004 Showcase Hot Wheels - Drop Tops Series (Hobby) Silver None Black / Metal Clear Black RR C6776 China 7000 Produced Image Not Available

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