Synonymous with focused design and high-performance style, Bugatti just strutted off the Amelia Island showroom floor into a rather fortuitous garage. This 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Sports Tourer has become the most valuable Bugatti ever sold at auction with a price tag of $9,735,000.
This 79-year-old head turner has unique, one-off coachwork by Vanden Plas – a bespoke business who's produced bodies for specialist and up-market automobile manufacturers since 1870. The top-end surbaissé low-profile chassis work puts a premium on the already unrivaled, French car brand.
As one of the greatest and most collectible cars of the pre-war era, this particular legend has been showcased in some of the company's own collateral. She also has racing roots – a supercharged 8-cylinder aluminum engine paved the way on the track before and after World War II.
Appreciating value continues to drive the price to pay for such a beautiful car – this is the first time in 17 years a 57SC has come up for sale.
Deservedly deemed, this particular Bugatti is one of the greatest and most collectible cars of the pre-war era. We're unsure when another buying opportunity will come about, but we are glad to see a primo automobile like this get to be appreciated by a very privileged, new owner.