The old and superb Bugatti became the most expensive car in the world after it was sold at an auction in California for almost 30 million dollars, beating all the records in the automotive industry.
Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic was only built in three units back in 1936. Appreciated for the body’s style, the car was considered revolutionary for it’s time. It has become available on the market again after the death of it’s former owner, Peter Williamson, a neurologist and known car collector.
Gooding & Co, the auction house in Santa Monica, announced the sale and they said that a new record was set, but didn’t wanted to say the exact price, although inside sources mentioned a number between 30 and 40 million dollars, according to guardian.co.uk.
The buyer has remained anonymous but it is thought that the new buyer is, according to rumors, Mullin Automotive Museum, a collection in California created by Peter Mullin. The museum issued a statement in which they denied the fact that they have bought the car but admitted that they are in negotiations with the buyer to expose the car to the visitors.
The old record for a car sold at an auction was held by a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, built in 1957, who was bought for 9 million dollars, in Italy.