There are only two Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantics in the world. The one from 1936 changed hands for $40 million three years ago, while the 1938 example belonging to Ralph Lauren’s collection just won the Concorso d’Eleganze Villa d’Este. This is what the fuss is all about.
Last week the Mullin Automotive Museum purchased a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic from Dr. Peter Williamson's estate for between $30M and $40M, making it the most expensive car ever sold. This makes our prospects of ownership ever-more-depressingly dim. [WSJ]
The French make the most outrageous modern super car and the current winner of Le Mans. What if they came back from an exile in outer space with an updated Bugatti Atlantic? This might be what it'd look like.
An unmolested 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, one of only 17 built, was discovered in a garage in the UK after gathering dust for almost 50 years. The estimated value? At least $4.35 million!