1937 Type 57s Bugatti fiberglass replica Kit Cars
Build a “poor man’s” Bugatti replica. We offer your choice of four different body styles of our fiberglass 1937 Type 57S Bugatti. They are our “PACIFIC” fastback, two coupes, the “BELLA FIGURA” and pillarless hardtop “NASTY”, plus a folding convertible top “GANGLOFF DROPHEAD”. They are a Tribute to Jean Bugatti and his elegant creations, but are not exact replicas, nor are they real Bugatti's. Bugatti is a registered trademark of VW which we respect.All four of our Bugatti Bodies have room for a 7-footer. Optional Custom-fitted luggage.
We’ve widened the body and stretched the wheelbase from 117 to 127 inches to provide an enlarged passenger compartment for two 6 foot 10 inch tall occupants (i.e. NBA basketball players) with broad shoulders. Length of the car with standard Bugatti fenders is 16 feet four inches. Width with wide fenders is 7 feet 6 inches. With pontoon fenders it is 17 feet long and 8+ ft. wide.
Designed and built from scratch, we’ve restyled, enlarged and modernized the design with a reclining, curved one-piece windshield. They are a collective work of art, all rolling sculpture, respecting the traditional Bugatti look and feel. They are designed to use any modern engine and transmission of your choice with AC, PW, PB, PS, etc. They are to be driven and enjoyed.
Pacific fastback with standard and optional “pontoon” fenders
PACIFIC fastback: Our stylized version of the famed Type 57s Atlantic, one of the most desired collector cars in the world such as the stunning black one owned by Ralph Lauren pictured above at Pebble Beach (valued at 40 million dollars, one of 3 ever made) or the blue one the Mullin Museum bought for 34.5 million. Our black Pacific is shown with optional fender skirts and standard side window shape. Fin and rivets down center of roof, fenders and hood is not included in any of our four bodies as that was a custom addition we did for this one build. We sold our BMW V-12 powered Pacific pictured above for $220,000.
Bella Figura coupe is also available with “pontoon” fenders
PACIFIC fastback and BELLA FIGURA coupe come with your choice of our standard side window above or our optional “Kidney Bean” shaped side window (see yellow car) imitating the original Atlantic (not available on NASTY or GANGLOFF DROPHEAD). All doors for PACIFIC and BELLA FIGURA have a top of door that extends into top of roof like that of a 1963 Corvette Stingray coupe. PACIFIC comes with a round decklid (not hinged).
Gangloff drophead with standard fenders and enclosed “pontoon” fenders.Ralph Lauren’s impeccable Gangloff Drophead Type 57sc at Pebble Beach inspired our longer/larger Tribute.
GANGLOFF DROPHEAD: Includes a rear passenger compartment bulkhead that separates occupants from the trunk area and convertible top stowage bay and adds torsional rigidity to body. Bulkhead is designed to accept our optional custom fitted 3-piece luggage. Folding top not included. Build your own folding fabric top or a lift off hardtop that you can cover in the upholstery fabric of your choice.
1963 Corvette Stingray coupe styling on top of all doors, standard and kidney bean, for Pacific or Bella Figura models.
Bella Figura Coupe with exposed spare tire on decklid.
Bella Figura Coupe with standard door window, standard straight two piece hood top, without fender skirts, with small fin on decklid.
BELLA FIGURA and NASTY COUPE: Kit comes with your choice of two deck lids, one with a small external fin, or with a depression for an exposed spare tire. See black & silver car photo. Both also includes inner deck lid.
NASTY hardtop coupe with standard and optional “pontoon” fenders.
NASTY coupe with finned rear decklid.
NASTY HARDTOP COUPE: No B-pillar with rear quarter window. See black car with white racing stripes or photoshopped images above.
NOTE: The preceding five renderings of Pacific, Bella Figura, Gangloff Drophead and Nasty Bugatti body styles are all photoshop images and are not exact duplicates of the cars.
Our Bugatti body kits includes a floor pan which runs from firewall to the rear tip of the body, bonded in place. It fits our custom Morrison main rails (not included with kit). No interior metal under-cowl or rear body support structure. All Bugatti body kits include two small doors that fit atop cowl to allow easy access from above to area under dash. All kits Includes inner and outer deck lid plus inner and outer door skins, not bonded together. Doors for all kits are designed to accept Specialty Power Windows mechanisms, which are not included with kit.
STANDARD FENDERS: Kit includes four Bugatti style fenders. The standard narrow rear fenders are about 8 inches wide. No extra charge for optional 11 inch wide rear fenders available to accommodate big tires.
PONTOON FENDER OPTION: We now offer four fully enclosed front and rear fenders pirated from our Generation Two boat tail speedster kit. They replace the standard Bugatti fenders. Inspired by legendary coachbuilders Figoni & Falaschi’s Type 135 Delahayes and Talbot Lago T150-C teardrop coupes, the rear pontoons are not a bolt on. They require some body work but will result in an ultra-swoopy ride.
STRAIGHT STANDARD vs. DROOP SNOOT HOOD: Our body kits include a standard Type 57s grille shell, a piano-hinge type two-piece hood top and two hood side panels. See black Pacific. For a more aggressive look, at no extra cost we offer an optional one-piece “Droop Snoot” hood top that is arched, sloping downward to a 25.5 inch tall grille shell that is 2.5 inches shorter than our standard Type 57s shell, with two matching hood side panels. Just tell us which you prefer, straight or droop snoot. For a grille, we suggest a Speedway Motors ’32 Ford stainless grille (about $200, not included) which needs to be cut down to fit in our grille shell. Your fiberglass grille shell can be chrome plated.Optional “kidney bean” shaped widows for Pacific or Bella Figura bodies.
STANDARD vs. KIDNEY BEAN WINDOW: Both the PACIFIC and BELLA FIGURA come with a standard door side window (see black Pacific) or, at no extra cost, your choice of an optional “kidney bean” shaped side window (see yellow car). These emulate the flavor the the original Bugatti Atlantic. Either door choice includes an interior window bezel which customer can choose to paint, wrap with interior trim material or have dipped in a wood grain tank.
DOORS & HINGES: We do not offer hung (attached to car) and latched doors with our body, nor do we offer a hinge or latch kit separately. That responsibility lies with the customer. All our doors come with an inner and outer panel. Outer door skins can be bonded to the inner once the body is mounted on your chassis and hinges installed to assure precise alignment and fit. We do not offer trunk or hood hinges, or convertible top boot hinges. You must make those yourself.
HARD HEADLINER OPTION: A great idea for our PACIFIC and two coupes, as it gives the upholstery shop a form which they can trim to size, wrap trim around and pop into place.
Bella Figura, Pacific, Drophead or Nasty Bugatti Body kit $14,900 FOB Rock Hill, SC.
All fiberglass options listed above are FOB Rock Hill, SC. Windshield and rear window glass FOB Maine. Morrison frame rails FOB Fife, WA. IFS unit FOB La Habra, CA
TURNKEYS & ROLLING CHASSIS: We do not build turnkeys or “rollers” but might be able to recommend a rod shop that can do that for you.
Our Bugatti replicas can accept your choice of any popular engine and transmission. We suggest a rear axle housing mounted in the traditional street rod triangulated four link set up using coil over shocks, but you can use an IRS unit from aftermarket manufacturers. Our kits do not include gas tank, wheels, tires or steering column.
Balance due before delivery.
Contact us for an Order Form. 201.400.5528
Our Type 57s bodes are design patented.