Vintage Cohort Outtake: Bugatti Type 57 – Shot Curbside in NYC, 1959

Bugatti 57 NYC 1959 monteverde3posted at the Cohort by monteverde3

Ever wonder what curbside car spotters noticed and shot in 1959?

How about a Bugatti Type 57, one of the all-time greatest classic cars ever. Just one problem: identifying this one specifically, as there were dozens of coach-built bodies on the Type 57. It’s clearly an early version, with the open fenders. But I can’t pin down that specific delicious coupe body. Can you? This isn’t like identifying a 1978 Bonneville coupe in mint green. Taking a time machine back to 1959 would be trip, but properly identifying the more exotic cars presents a challenge.