Bugatti Type 57
Bugatti Type 57 Tyres
- Longstone recommends the Michelin 5.50 x 18 D.R. as the most comfortable tyre for a type 57 Bugatti.
- Pirelli also make a 5.50-18 Stella Bianca which will enhance the handling of a type 57.
- There are also 5.50/6.00 x 18 Dunlop Racing tyres that some people like on these 1930s Bugatti’s.
- The correct inner tubing for a tyre of this size is the Michelin 17/18H inner tube, or the Michelin 18" C RET Central Valve inner tube, depending on your wheel type.
Bugatti Type 57 Recommended Tyres
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History of the Bugatti Type 57
Jean Bugatti, son of founder Ettore, built the Bugatti Type 57 and its variations (including the legendary Atlantic and Atalante). 710 Type 57s were produced between 1934 and 1940. Unlike the Type 49 and earlier models, the Type 57s used a twin-cam 3,257cc engine based on the Type 49 but it was modified by Jean Bugatti. The Type 50 and 51 engines utilised bevel gears at the front of the engine to transmit power from the crankshaft, but the Type 57 used a train of spur gears at the back of the engine, with fibre gear wheels on the camshafts to achieve less operational noise.
The Type 57 was available in two basic configurations: the standard Type 57 and the lowered Type 57S/SC. The Type 57 chassis and engine was resurrected as the Bugatti Type 101 in 1951. On 7 February 2009, a rediscovered Type 57 sold at auction for 3.4 million euros at a motor exhibition in Paris.
Borrani Wire Wheels
Borrani wheels are available for your Bugatti Type 57. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.
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Wire wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.
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Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:
- Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
- Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
- Painted finish with polished outer edge