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  1. Dale3743

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    The original aerolithe chassis 57331 has been found with its original engine, transmission and suspension components several years ago. I held the firewall with the original tags still intact in my hands this weekend.
     
  2. Gmaccormack

    Gmaccormack Formula Junior

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    Any pics? Is the body long gone?
     
  3. Dale3743

    Dale3743 Rookie

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    Wasn't allowed to take pics or mention where it was. The body is long gone but he has everything from the chassis that was aerolithe 1. #57331
     
  4. finnerty

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    Simultaneously one of the most beautiful and ugliest cars I have ever seen ---- how can that be :) !? I am aesthetically confused :D
     
  5. amc

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    Some people said the elektron body was a PITA even when the car was finished "the metal tries to go back to it's original form"... so I'm thinking they discarded the body after the shows because it was going fast in a bad state.
     
  6. Gilles

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    It's a big scoop ! Can you however tell us what type of chassis it is (S, Gondole or normal) ?
     
  7. Timmmmmmmmmmy

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    +1 a hugely important find if verified, although as various old car experts would say, always get "as found" photo's.......
     
  8. Aerolithe57

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    so there are two chassis 57331 in USA??
     
  9. tbakowsky

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    That's an incredible find. I have a bit of a hard time believing it, but you never know what's out there in people's junk piles!!
     
  10. Aerolithe57

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    #85 Aerolithe57, Jul 19, 2014
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  11. Aerolithe57

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQdhDpecm8g]Shipped: The Bugatti Aerolithe - YouTube[/ame]
     
  12. VIZSLA

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  13. tritone

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  14. Aerolithe57

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    #89 Aerolithe57, Jul 24, 2014
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    I am of the opinion that an incorrect chassis is used, the driver seat is too high, an S-chassis is approximately 10cm lower ...
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  15. Aerolithe57

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    #90 Aerolithe57, Aug 1, 2014
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  16. WILLIAM H

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    #91 WILLIAM H, Aug 1, 2014
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    I always think this is about Ettore's airplane

    Pagani is the true Bugatti of today

    Imagine what a Pagani plane would look like :)

    I'll have to ask Horacio to think about it when I see him again
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  17. Boudewijn

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    Two Aerolithe replicas exist:
    Replica 1: base 57645 finished 2006, colour light blue, article in Octane 06 2006
    Replica 2: base 57104 finished 2013, colour light metallic green
     
  18. Aerolithe57

    Aerolithe57 Formula Junior

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    and both cars use a shortened standard chassis, and that is wrong
     
  19. amc

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    The proper information wasn't available when they were made, probably.
     
  20. Timmmmmmmmmmy

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    Two theories

    Kruta/ Simon - Aerolythe (x2) were 57103a and 57331 on Type 57 chassis and their bodies were fitted to 57-374 and 57-453? on Type 57S chassis?

    Laugier - Aerolythe (x1) 57331 on Type 57 chassis and the following Atlantic(s) had nothing to do with the Aerolythe except for the styling cues used in their design.....

    See the link for much more detail. A fantastic article by Julius Kruta

    Bugattibuilder.com Article - From Atlantic to EXK6
     
  21. Aerolithe57

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    #96 Aerolithe57, Oct 16, 2014
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    the theory Kruta/Simon is not credible, the chassis number has been changed, there was only one Aerolythe

    engine 226S > 57331 = 57103
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  22. Aerolithe57

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    #97 Aerolithe57, Nov 6, 2014
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  23. amc

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    and the tails... pics are misleading
     
  24. velocetwo

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  25. amc

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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