The Most Expensive Retro Cars and their Scale Models
Price: $30 – $40 million
Sold by: Gooding and Co.
Year of Sale: 2010
After being sold at an auction in California for about $30 million, this sleek, curved vintage Bugatti became one of the world’s most expensive cars. Widely known for being one of only three of its kind ever produced, the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is also praised for its art-deco elegance. Considered to be highly avant garde, this particular car came on the market following the death of its owner, Peter Williamson, a well known car collector and a neurologist.
Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupé 1938 Black Model Car Scale 1:18 brings to life the original look of the car back in 1938. In other words, it represents the original condition of this car when the English businessman R. B. Pope came to be its first owner. After the car changed hands several times, it was purchased by the American fashion designer Ralph Lauren (New York) in the late 1980s. The famous designer chose to restore the car completely while giving it a facelift. This led the car to be painted dark black with a matching black interior. The spoked wheels were also covered with attractive hub caps.
This car was a Pebble Beach victor crowned with the “Best of Show” award. CMC has replicated the vehicle down to the smallest detail. The scale auto comes with an unmatched high-end finish in addition to numerous authentic details and functional parts.
TECHINICAL DATA OF THE ORIGINAL VEHICLE
• 8-cylinder in-line-engine with two overhead cam shafts
• Compressor (Roots-Supercharger)
• Dry sump lubrication
• Mechanical cable-operated brakes
• Displacement: 3,257 ccm
• Maximum output: approx. 200 hp at 5,500 rpm
• Top speed: approx. 200 km/h
• Wheel base: 2,980 mm
• Total length: approx. 4,510 mm