The Mullin Automotive Museum, the Southern California institution devoted to the preservation of French art and automobiles from the art deco era, has announced the unveiling of the virtually completed coachbuild of Jean Bugatti’s famed 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe chassis #64002 at “The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering” in Carmel on August 17.

Chassis #64002 was never finished due to Bugatti’s tragic death during the road test of a Bugatti Type 57.

Created in collaboration with the Mullin Automotive Museum, Stewart Reed Design and Automobile Metal Shaping Company, the new body will pay homage to Bugatti’s original concept.

The hand-formed body, crafted using many of the same coachbuilding techniques employed in 1939, will feature numerous original styling cues including, iconic papillion doors and an intricate riveted body structure.

Actually, we kind of like it naked…