Bugatti by VanDenPlas

Vanden Plas bodied just two Type 57S chassis. It is believed that this example, chassis number 57541, was ordered by George Rand via Colonel Sorel, the London agent on Brixton Road. Rand had recently been appointed Bugatti agent in New York. It was given a four-seat touring roadster body by Vanden Plas and finished in gray with red accents. It was given cut-down doors and an appearance similar to the Vanden Plas 4-1/4-liter Bentley Tourer body delivered to Malcolm Campbell in April of 1936. Its design is also similar to the 4.3-liter short chassis Alvis body built in 1937.