1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is known in the world of automotive freaks as the world's most expensive car, as it was recently auctioned by Gooding & Company for an impressive $30-40 million (there is no official price for the moment). The car also fetched the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance best in Show car award back in 2003. For those who don't know, the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic was derived from manufacturer's prototype Electron Coupe which made quite a buzz when it was officially unveiled back in 1935 at the Paris Motor Show.
Later, Bugatti built just three Atlantic models, each one different from the next. This car wearing chassis number #57374 is actually the first in the series and its historical significance.
"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," says David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding & Company. "It has been a great pleasure to work with the Williamson Family and Trust in this important endeavor."