1939 Bugatti type 57c by vanvooren

Third Floor - History

This dramatic body was constructed by Vanvooren of Paris in the style of Figoni et Falaschi, one of the most progressive coachbuilders of the day. Advanced features include fully skirted fenders, a top that conceals beneath a metal panel when down, and a windshield that can be lowered into the cowl. Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the Prince of Persia and future Shah of Iran, received this striking supercharged Bugatti as a gift from the French government on the occasion of his first wedding.

COLLECTION OF THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
GIFT OF THE MARGIE AND ROBERT E. PETERSEN FOUNDATION