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In 2018, the team at Classics Museum embarked on an ambitious and highly complex project……to hand-build the missing 1936 Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic Coupe that was used as a demonstration model, and driven by Jean Bugatti.

At the same time, the team began restoring a rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57 that was discovered in a barn in France in 2014.

The first known build in the world dedicated to the Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic Coupe, No 57453

Jean Bugatti’s black car, known as “La Voiture Noire”, had unique characteristics that made it one of a kind.

After meticulous research, our talented fabricators and engine builders have created what I believe is the first detailed, period-correct build of this specific car ever undertaken

The remarkable Bugatti barn find

Following the discovery of a 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux in a barn in France, we purchased and shipped the car to New Zealand.

Since 2018, our dedicated team at Classics Museum has been restoring this rare and historic Bugatti.

With the restoration running parallel to the Atlantic build, the history behind both of these cars is captivating, to say the least.

Join us on this fascinating, dual Bugatti journey as we share a documented account of the world-class work carried out to date on both iconic cars.

Tom Andrews
Founder and Owner – Classics Museum
Hamilton, New Zealand 

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Meet the team

It takes a dedicated and committed team of people to execute projects of this magnitude and to achieve the quality and accuracy these vehicles deserve.