1937 Bugatti 57SC sells for record $9.7 million at Amelia

1937 Bugatti 57SC sells for record $9.7 million at Amelia

0 comments 📅09 November 2016, 05:00

See this car upright here? It may very well be the most valuable Bugatti yet sold at auction. Any 57 would brook among the most sought-after Bugattis amid collectors. But this particular 1937 Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer features unrivalled bodywork from British coachbuilder Vanden Plas. That may build it look more like a Jaguar or Morgan than a Bugatti, but that signature grille tells you else. Chassis number 57541 was showcased at the London Motor Make clear and featured in some of the company’s own literature, then went on to the turf before and after the War on our side of the Atlantic.

In excellent condition, the Vanden Plas Bugatti was valued at $11-13 million heading into the Amelia Isle Concours d’Elegance where it was auctioned off by Bonhams this weekend. It didn’t completely get there, but at $9,735,000, the auctioneer lauds this as “the most valuable Bugatti continually sold at auction and the most valuable car constantly sold at Amelia Island.” That may not in point of fact be accurate, though. Sports Car Market logs a ’31 Royale that Christie’s ostensibly sold for slightly more at $9.8 million way go in 1987, and Gooding & Company sold a ’61 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider for $17 million on the other side of the same weekend.

One way or another, it’s a lot of money, and a first-rate car that one very fortunate owner intent be taking home with him (or her) from Florida this week. Restrict it out in the extensive image gallery above and the video interval below.


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