This is the Bugatti T57C Aravis 1939 Letourneur & Marchand sn57732 Maurice Chevalier Resin Model Car in 1:43 Scale by Ilario. Limited edition of 135.
57732 was the fourth of seven Aravis frame dressed by Letourneur et Marchand. It remained unsold at the outbreak of the Second World War before being registered for the first time in Paris with the 3146 DX 75 plate onApril 25, 1955. Then six months later, on 16 October re-registered 8416 MS 78 in Bezons, near Paris by the famous french singer Maurice Chevalier.
In the 1970s it belonged to Mr. Aravis Balleret and was sold by his daughter in the early 1980s to Mr. Pug from Monaco who had it restored and repainted burgundy / Beige. Only three of the seven cars built per Letourneur et Marchand still exist today, two are located in Europe and 57732 in the US.
These models are resin casts mounted with chrome metal parts, delivered in presentation box showcase, with wooden base and precious leather, engraving of the brand and model name. Series in very limited quantities, entirely hand built, painted in original colors. High gloss paint applied by spray. Many photoetched parts, including glass mounted one by one. Very high finish for these beneficially collectibles