This is a Bugatti.
1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet by Vanvooren (in the style of Figoni et Falaschi)
A gift from France to Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Prince of Persia and future Shah of Iran on the occasion of his wedding
The model is in 1/64 scale from the 100% Hot Wheels line.
2003, enclosed in a display case with the following car:
1932 Duesenberg SJ by J. Gurney Nutting & Co.
These are by far the most impressive offerings I’ve ever seen from Hot Wheels. I’d seen a post on here long ago showing two different versions of these cars but completely forgot about them. Recently I came across them on ebay and knew I had to have them. After shipping difficulties and delays they finally arrived! I’m ecstatic. They are unbelievably beautiful. Such elegance.
Text from the back of the packaging:
“The 1932/JS Duesenberg was custom-built on two continents for the Maharajah of Jahore, one of India’s richest princes. The straight-8, 320 bhp engine was capable of hitting 120 mph and featured a classic hood, streamlined boat tail and rumble seat.”
“The French government presented the French-built Type 57C Bugatti Cabriolet to the Shah of Iran on the occasion of his marriage, in 1939. It is considered by many to be [one of] the most elegant and sophisticated body styles ever conceived.”
And now for more Duesy!
Thanks for looking if you’ve made it this far! The cars are so beautiful that it was hard to cull any of my photos. If you are interested in seeing my photos of similar cars I saw at Pebble Beach (along with all those legendary GT40's), let me know and I’ll put a flickr album together.