Style & Culture

Eric Killorin

Sun Jul 14 2013 00:30:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

David Grainger, co-founder of Bradford, Ontario's Guild of Automotive Restorers, wasn't sure what to do with Bugatti chassis #57104 when he first got his hands on it—until he heard about the legendary Aerolithe.

The Jean Bugatti-designed "Electron Coupe" -- so named because it was bodied in a magnesium alloy called "Electron" -- mysteriously disappeared shortly after its 1935 debut at the Paris Salon.

That mystique made it the perfect candidate for an exacting five-year-long recreation performed using only period-correct materials and methods.

Thanks to the Guild of Automotive Restorers for access to this incredible machine.

Sox Martin

Sun Jul 14 2013 14:22:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

They had only a handful of photographs to work from, incredible.

Charlie Dunhill

Thu Jul 18 2013 16:35:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Stunning work. The amount of detail in this build is staggering. 5 years seems like a hurry.