The Contest of Elegance of Amelia Island is giving enough of himself this year. Yesterday we watched as the collection of Porsche Jerry Seinfeld was auctioned by around € 20 million and today we see another vehicle that has reached a very high price. It is a Bugatti 57 SC Sport Tourer in the year 1937 which has been auctioned by Bonhams for an amount of 9.735.000 dollars (8.76 million euros).
In this way it has become the vehicle that greater value has been reached in the event, and this is due to a pedigree outstanding. The Bugatti 57SC with the number of chassis 57541 was delivered in the year 1937 in New York city and it was a special order. The bodywork was done by Vanden Plas, creating a unique specimen, who even came to be exhibited at the London motor show a year later.
apparently this vehicle had to spend the Second World War hidden in Europe after go changing hands and to be restored to achieve the perfect state that continues today. The mechanics used is a V8 supercharged 3.3-liter that achieves an output of 200 HP at 4,500 rpm. It is linked to a change four-speed manual and has drum brakes hydraulic.
As you can see this is not a Type 57 any. The auction house Bonhams had estimated that this Bugatti 57SC would reach a price of between 11 and 13 million dollars. Finally the price was something minor and will go to the garage of a collector american for almost $ 10 million. A vintage vehicle where it is found that the exclusivity is paid and is within the reach of very few.
Source – Bonhams