I Probably Couldn’t Even Afford This Scale Model of a Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic

Don't even ask about the original car.

Recently I took a trip to the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California. It was a gorgeous place, where I was truly out of my depth. Instead of being surrounded by Japanese crapcans and Eurotrash, I was ensconced by some of the most classically beautiful machinery I had ever seen. Nearly all of it was pre-war, and I had zero clue what I was looking at. It did leave me with a soft pang for what cars used to be.

Car(s): 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic scale model
Location: Mullin Automotive Museum, Oxnard, Ca
Photog: Chris Rosales (Instagram: @chrishascamera, Twitter: @chrishasacamera)
Camera: Sony A7R II with Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L

Though the machinery was truly excellent, as seen in other feature photo posts, a few fun odds and ends caught my eye at the Mullin. In particular, this model of the Bugatti Type 57SC struck me as pretty, telling, and functional. It’s almost like a model of the body buck for the hand-beaten panels, but it serves an aesthetic purpose more than anything.

Actual body bucks are kinda ugly and crude. This is thin and delicate. It also presents differently from every angle, making for an interesting viewing experience. My favorite view was the profile view, as evidence by the photo we have here today. Take a look!

As big as we could get it:

I Probably Couldn’t Even Afford This Scale Model of a Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
Chris Rosales

Chris RosalesChris has owned 12 cars of questionable quality, is an experienced motorsports photographer, and a good all-around wrench. When he isn’t tinkering with his car in his home garage, you can catch Chris in the canyons around SoCal. He also hopelessly hankers for Euros, but he honestly knows he should get something Japanese, eventually. Contact the author here.