Bugattis tend to be rare cars, and among the most desirable are the Type 57SC Atlantic coupes. A total of four Type 57SC Atlantic models were built, but only two are known to remain. One is owned by Ralph Lauren, and the other was owned by collector Dr. Peter Williamson before his death in 2008. The Williamson car won Best in Show at the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and was considered to be the most desirable car in his rather extensive collection.
His estate has been working with Gooding & Company to auction off the collection, and clearly saved the best for last. Although the actual selling price wasn’t disclosed, reports are that the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, paid between $30 and $40 million dollars for the car. Sounds like a win for auto enthusiasts, who’ll now have an opportunity to see what may be the rarest of all Bugatti automobiles.