This is it! This is the world’s most expensive car! A 1930s Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic owned by the New Hampshire-based neurologist Peter D. Williamson (died in 2008 )has been sold for about $30 million.
Only two of the cars survive. One is in the collection of Ralph Lauren, the second ( this one that was sold ) was owned by Dr. Peter Williamson, and won the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The transaction was made by Brokers Gooding & Company, based in Santa Monica, California.
“I am extremely pleased to have found the new buyer for the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, one of the world’s most significant and valuable automobiles that has been in a private collection and rarely seen during the past four decades,” The Sun quoted David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company as saying.
Considered by some to be the most beautiful pre-war car, the Atlantic body Type 57S featured flowing coupe lines with a pronounced dorsal seam running front to back. It was based on the “Aérolithe” concept car of 1935. With its low stance, 200 bhp engine, lightweight construction, 123 mph (200 kph) top speed and influential teardrop body, this is a beauty.