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SOLD! For a New World Record Price

Two Million Dollars? Four Million dollars? TEN million dollars? No, much more than that!

The US financial press have reported the sale of a 1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic to an unnamed buyer in California for between thirty and thirty five million dollars (US). If true, that’s a staggering amount, particularly as the Bugatti was purchased by the seller, the late Peter D. Williamson, a neurologist, for $59,000 in 1971.

Since then Dr. Williamson, who was the President of the American Bugatti Club, has spent years, and not inconsiderable dollars, restoring it, such that it won “Best of Show” at the renowned “Pebble Beach Concours’ in 2003. Even so it still must have provided a very healthy profit to the late Dr. Williamson’s estate.

There were only three Bugatti 57SC Atlantics built from the prototype. The only other one in existence is owned by the US designer Ralph Lauren and forms part of his fabled car collection.

No matter how beautiful, rare or desirable, can any car really be worth this staggering amount?

One comment

  1. admin says:

    This is just for testing.

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:45 pm