Here are some images of Bburago's 1/24 scale Bugatti type 57 Atlantique.
Bburago kits are some of the easiest assembly kits around. They come with a painted body and coloured plastic parts and no glue or paint required. However to build these kits properly means painting the plastic parts their appropriate colours, adding plenty of wash and minor weathering on chromed parts as well as panel lines and in many cases removing mold seam lines from the main body which means a complete repaint of the body if you want a decent looking model.
Considered by some to be the most beautiful pre-war car, the Atlantic body Type 57S featured flowing coupe lines with a pronounced dorsal seam running front to back. It was based on the "Aérolithe" concept car of 1935. Like the Type 59 Grand Prix car, the Aérolithe used Elektron (a magnesium alloy) or Duralumin (an aluminium alloy) for its body panels. Therefore, the body panels were riveted externally, creating the signature seam.
The production Atlantics (just four were made) used plain aluminium, however. But the dorsal seams were retained for style, and have led to the car's present fame.
Only two of the cars survive. One is in the collection of Ralph Lauren, the second was owned by Dr. Peter Williamson, and won the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Williamson's car (#57374) was sold for between $30 and $40 million at an auction in May 2010 to the Mullin Automotive Museum located in Oxnard, California.