The most expensive car in the world is the Bugatti 57SC Atlantic. It was built in 1936 and used to belong to car collector Dr. Peter D. Williamson.
The Bugatti 57SC Atlantic was sold for an undisclosed sum to the happy new owner – the Mullini Car Museum in California.
This makes it the most expensive car in the world ever sold. The second most expensive car in the world is a long way behind – the legendary Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is available for only $12.2 million.
Most Expensive Used Car Ever
The Bugatti 57SC Atlantic was originally built in 1936. It was designed by Jean Bugatti – the son of Ettore Bugatti, the legendary car designer and manufacturer.
The Atlantic was originally made after a show car that was first revealed in 1935 for the Paris Auto Salon. The original show car was made out of magnesium which is incredibly difficult to weld. That meant that due to technological restraints the car had riveted welding points across the magnesium panels that were welded together. These welding points became a large design success and later when the Bugatti Atlantic was built it was actually made out of aluminum but the outside welding was added because of the popularity and coolness factor.
Only 2 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic’s remain in the world today – the other 1 is owned by the famous fashion designer Ralph Lauren.
Most expensive car in the world – More Pictures
Here are a couple of pictures of the Bugatti 57SC Atlantic that is owned by Ralph Lauren. Instead of being blue as the world’s most expensive car, this one is black and actually looks a little better. If Ralph were to sell this car it would without a doubt be even more expensive as the most expensive car that was just sold.
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