Four Styles of Fiberglass 1937 Type 57s inspired KIT CARS
We offer four fiberglass 1937 Type 57s bodies, the Pacific fastback, two coupes, the Bella Figura, our Nasty pillarless coupe ( i.e. No B pillar) and a new folding convertible top Gangloff Drophead. They are our Tribute to Jean Bugatti and his elegant creations, but are not exact replicas, nor are they a real Bugatti. Bugatti is a registered trademark of VW which we respect.
Pacific with optional dorsal fin and “kidney bean” window version of Ralph Lauren’s $40 million Atlantic. Skirts optional on all models.
We’ve restyled and modernized the design, widened the body and stretched the wheelbase from 117 to 127
inches to provide an enlarged passenger compartment for two wide-shouldered, 6 foot 10 inch occupants.
They are designed to accept any modern engine and transmission of your choice, AC, PW, PB, PS, etc. They are to be driven and enjoyed. A “poor man’s” Bugatti lookalike.
The Pacific is our stylized version of the famed Atlantic, one of the most desired collector cars in the world such as the stunning black one owned by Ralph Lauren (valued at 40 million dollars) or the blue one Peter Mullin recently bought for 34.5 million dollars. Our Pacific (blue car shown above with optional fender skirts and "kidney bean" shaped window) does not come with an external dorsal fin on the body, and fins on the fenders and headlight shells, but we can provide this at extra cost. In addition to our standard side window in the Bella Figura and Pacific, we are also offering our optional new Kidney Bean shaped side window with no visible belt line in the door.
Bella Figura Coupe with standard door window, standard straight two piece hood top, without fender skirts, with small fin on decklid.
The suicide style inner doors come with new revised hinges
supplied in the kit so the customer can hang and align the doors when body
is attached to his frame. The outer door skins can be bonded to the inner
once the body is mounted on your chassis to assure precise alignment and
Body includes a fiberglass Type 57S grille shell which you can have chrome plated, or an optional metal reproduction shell at additional cost. Two small doors are located in top of cowl allow for easy under dash access. The one piece fiberglass body includes a floor pan designed to fit our custom chassis, bonded in place, which runs from the firewall to the rear tip of the body. It also includes a rear passenger compartment bulkhead and package tray that separates occupants from the trunk area. The coupe comes with your choice of two deck lids (not hinged), one with a small external fin, or with a depression for an exposed spare tire.
Nasty Coupe with “Droop Snoot” nose and louvered rockers. One piece fiberglass body from firewall to tail has a full floorboard with inner rear wheel tubs bonded in place. Four bolt-on fenders, two piece straight hood top and side panels, fiberglass grille shell, decklid and inner and outer door skins. Two small doors in top of cowl permit easy under-cowl access on all models. Pacific and Bella Figura come with your choice of decklid with either a small fin or recess for exposed spare tire. Standard straight hood and optional “droop snoot” come with fiberglass grille shell (which can be chrome plated), or optional metal grille shells available for standard or 2.5 inch shorter “droop snoot”.
Gangloff Drophead with new folding top. Optional one piece “droop snoot” hood top and side panels available for all four body styles. Other options include rear fender skirts, external body and fender fin for Pacific, and our new custom 3-piece fitted suitcases. Luggage available either in bare fiberglass or upholstered in fabric of your choice to match your interior. Removable rear passenger compartment bulkhead to accommodate luggage set. Hard headliner. Pacific and Bella Figura have your choice of standard or “kidney bean” side windows. CNC door hinges are an option. Door hinges not installed. No hood or decklid hinges at this time.
We have a high quality, reliable shop, Brown’s Metal Mods, to build complete running, fiberglass bodied, bespoke painted and upholstered turnkeys to your custom order in the $175,000 and up range. We can build engine and trans mounts for Ford or Chevy V8 small block engines and transmission, or BMW V-12. Inline Jag motors, Aston Martin, Mercedes V-12‘s and others available, but cost more. Other than Chevy, Ford or BMW, we can build engine/trans mounts but you must supply engine & trans to Port Leyden, NY. Build time for turnkey 9 to 12 months, but may be done in a shop other than Port Leyden, NY depending upon scheduling. We also offer incomplete rollers built to any stage of production you desire. Yes, we can build one with an aluminum body, but it costs much more and takes much longer.
We offer a high quality MIG welded, rolling 127-inch wheelbase chassis. We start with custom made tubular frame rails by Morrison Performance in Fife, WA. The floor pan bonded into all our bodies is designed to accept the Morrison rails. Complete triangulated four link rear suspension with quality coil over shocks. Ford SVO rear disc brakes with internal shoe parking brake. Includes remanufactured 9" Ford rear axle housing and axles but does not include differential. Frame can accept your choice of any engine and transmission but does not include engine or transmission mounts. We use an independent front suspension system, disc brakes and right or left hand drive power steering rack from Kugel Komponents in La Habra, CA. Morrison and Kugel have both earned a stellar reputation for outstanding workmanship and engineering. Does not include wheels, tires, steering column. Built by Gary Brown of Brown's Metal Mods.
We offer bare rails from Morrison for the "build it yourself" enthusiast. Our four piece, you weld-them-together frame rails fit precisely into our custom floor pan which is bonded into each Bugatti body. No chassis plans are available. Rails must be ordered through DELAHAYE USA.
Balance due before delivery. Contact us for an Order Form. Our Type 57S bodes are design patented.