Most Expensive Car in the World 2010 - Bugatti 57SC Atlantic

Most Expensive Car in the World 2010

by Roman on May 11, 2010

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.

The exact price is of the deal is a secret but both sides agreed to reveal that the cost of the car was between 30 and 40 million dollars.

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.

Most Expensive Car in the world - Price 30 - 40 million dollars

The Atlantic was originally made after a show car that was first revealed in 1935 for the Paris Auto Salon.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.

It is a little known fact that the designer Jean Bugatti actually died after test driving the Atlantic – the future most expensive car in year 2010.

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.

Looks better than the Bat Mobile...

Notice the distinctive fin and the weldings

The Bugatti 57SC Atlantic has 6 exhaust pipes - how many does your car have?

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