Thursday, August 15, 2013

1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic (Chassis 57374)

Only four Bugatti 57SC Atlantic were ever made, and only two or three of them are still around today. 
One is owned by Ralph Lauren, and another belonged to the late Dr. Peter Williamson.
With its low stance, 200 bhp engine, lightweight construction, 123 mph (200 kph) top speed
and influential teardrop body, many believe this is the ultimate Bugatti and the first supercar ever made. 
Ettore’s son, Jean Bugatti, who played a large role in the development of the 
Type 57 series, personally styled the Atlantic. Jean’s lines draw an interesting mix of aircraft styling 
together with the avant-garde tear-drop that is so reminiscent of the thirties. 
Design highlights include a heavily raked windscreen, riveted fins, 
and oval doors with kidney-shaped side windows.
In 2010, auction house Gooding & Company announced that the Williamson Bugatti 
has changed hands for a record sum, reports place it between $30-40 million. 
Dubbed "The World's Most Expensive Car".
According to reports, the car was acquired through Gooding 
by the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California.


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