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1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57 - £POA

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1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57C STELVIO CABRIOLET BY GANGLOFFHighly original exampleOne of the last prewar Bugattis to leave the factoryDesirable supercharged versionBelieved to have a mere 47.000 kms from newAn ideal open-top touring BugattiAt the end of May 1939, G. Groslambert, owner of Garage Carnot in Besançon, ordered a drophead coupé Stelvio type 57C from the Bugatti factory. Chassis 57836/93C arrived at carrosserie Gangloff on June 8th 1939. The body was completed on July 24th for the sum of 30 000 francs. The drophead was delivered at Garage Carnot for Georges Groslambert, on July 28th 1939. The invoice amounted to 108.000 francs. No cars were delivered by the factory between July 8th and 28th 1939, for the obvious reason of summer holidays. This Bugatti Stelvio is one of the last two completed by Gangloff before the war was declared : 57834/103C and 57836/93C came out of the Colmar workshop in July 1939. It was the last Stelvio sold before the war. In May 1940 the last type 57C Gangloff drophead coupé, chassis 57805, was built and kept by the factory during the war.Georges Groslambert was the owner of Grand Garage Carnot , at 10-18 avenue Carnot in Besançon. He was a stockist agent for Bugatti and covered the Doubs, Jura and Haute-Saône departments.Georges Groslambert 1881-1958.This industrialist was born in Besançon on December 21st 1881 into a watchmaker's family. G. Groslambert first specialised in the production of tools, he owned « ateliers de constructions mécaniques » (workshop for mechanical constructions) at 23 rue de Vesoul, offering « machines spéciales et outillage de précision » (special machines and precision tools) under the commercial name « Précision ». The offices, shops and demonstration workshop were in Paris, at 61 avenue de la République. He also sold dynamos, coils... G . Groslambert's private home was his father's detached house in rue Nicolas Bruant in Besançon. It was soon equipped with centrally heated garages, workshop and gas pump to stock the personal cars of this car enthusiast industrialist. The first Bugatti bought by G. Groslambert was a type 44, delivered in 1930 by local Bugatti dealer of the time, Emile Perriollat. In August 1934 he acquired the all new type 57 Ventoux that he would keep for three years. At the same period, Groslambert took a new activity by taking a Bugatti agency dealing for the whole region. He based this new activity at « Grand Garage Central », 16 Avenue Carnot. A more modern garage was to be built at the same location in 1952. One of his two sons took over the activity as an Opel and Panhard dealership. From 1934 to 1939, no less than ten Bugatti type 57 were ordered by Garage Carnot, to meet the demand of industrialists and prominent citizens of the region. The last car, 'our' Gangloff blower drophead 57836, was ordered by G. Groslambert for his personal use. The car was registered at the address of the Parisian offices at 61 Avenue de la République, under plate number 7186 RM 7 in July 1939. During the war, according to family recollection, the car was supposedly hidden in one of G. Groslambert's factories, one of which in Saône-et-Loire at Épinac-les-Mines, was producing parachutes and gas masks. At the end of the conflict, our Besançon enthusiast entered his beautiful 57C in one of the first Rallye de Franche-Comté in September 1949. After G. Groslambert's passing, his widow sold the Bugatti to one of his friends and clients, Pierre Sironi. He was also a native of Besançon, born in 1912 and the owner of the company « Éts Croméclair-Pistolux » whose offices were in Paris, 16 rue Clovis-Hugues and factories at Noisy-le-Grand, rue du 26 août 1944. He specialised in pneumatic pistols, cellulose and synthetic varnish sprayers for cars, bikes, pieces of furniture, radiators.... P.Sironi prided himself on having painted the ocean liner France. He registered the 57C drophead at his Parisian office address, 16 rue Clovis-Hugues. The car was registered in the new registration system under Georges Groslambert's name at his address, 61 avenue de la République, with plate number 6431 FZ 75, on May 7th 1957. The change to Pierre Sironi's name on the carte grise is dated June 9th 1957. On a nice day in 1969, looking for a Delage D8S he could not find, young Alain Galopin, drove through a small village in the Oise department when he noticed through the open gate of a mansion... half the grille of a Bugatti 57 in a garage at the bottom of the park. He got in touch with the owner, M. Sironi, and the deal was sealed under the control of his wife who appeared to be in charge of the couple's finances. In 1977ng been barely used :On the left side of the 57C dashboard, one finds a very rare Jaeger Chronoflight with a white background. It is visible on the photos taken at

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