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.
We saw so many fantastic cars at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este that it's impossible to say which was our favorite. Until we figure that out, here's the result of the most prestigious competition of them all from the beautiful banks of Lake Como.
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]