Bugatti Atlantic is known as a milestone in the history of the Bugatti brand under Ettore Bugatti. It can be said that Atlantic was a step ahead of its time at that time when the car was made with the most quintessential, most artistic things from Bugatti’s design and manufacturing team. The car is built with a handcrafted body and a design that optimizes aerodynamics to achieve the highest possible speed.

This is also the first car model to have a body made from a high-tech light alloy called Magnesium Elektron, made exclusively for this car line. The 57SC’s body panels are not welded together but are riveted. This is the reason why the 57SC has thin rivet outlines throughout the body, creating a unique identity for this dynamic work of art.

Currently, this car is one of two remaining original Type 57 SC Atlantic models and is on loan from the Mullin Automobile Museum in California. It was at this exhibition that the car model shined and became a moving work of art taking center stage at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s latest exhibition. The car fits very well with the theme set out in this exhibition.

This exhibition displays about 40 of the most beautiful, unique and technically sophisticated artifacts, of which Bugatti’s legendary Type 57 SC Atlantic is one of the most impressive masterpieces thanks to its unique design proportions. Spectacular of the car. This Type 57 SC Atlantic is one of only two original examples remaining. This was the first one originally built for British banker Victor Rothschild. After a few years of operation, the car was brought back to the Bugatti factory in Molsheim, France to edit and complete some technical specifications to synchronize with the remaining 3 cars.

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren is the owner of the last (black) Atlantic produced out of four and is the only original model left. The third car had a serious collision in 1955, almost completely destroying the car. Since then, the car has been restored using as many original parts as possible but many had to be made from new.

After a supercharger malfunctioned and exploded, the first 57 SC Atlantic was abandoned in the middle of a field in 1941. The car was then sold to a mechanic who repaired it. Repair and resell. In 1945, this car was sold to a wealthy doctor and brought to America. The car was then sold to Bugatti enthusiast Mike Oliver and he chose to have it repainted in dark red.

After his death in 1970, the car was sold to pilot Briggs Cunningham and soon after passed to car collector Peter Williamson. It was Peter Williamson who decided to return the car to its original state in its original colors and was honored with the Most Beautiful Car Award at the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours.

Unfortunately, Peter Williamson passed away a year later. The car was then put on the auction floor by his family and earned a record sum of up to 30 million USD. It was car collector Peter Mullin who bought this car and chose to display it at the Peter Mullin automobile museum until now.

At the present time, many car experts say that if the 57 SC Atlantic that went missing in the past suddenly appeared, the price of this car could even exceed 100 million Euros. With a perfect design with soft curves, the Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic has long been a dream of any car enthusiast. The Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic is still ranked among the most beautiful and expensive cars of all time and the opportunity to admire these cars in reality is not an easy thing.

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