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Sunday, 4 January 2009

Bugatti Type 57S Atalante emerges after years in a garage

Only 17 Bugatti 57S Atalante have ever been produced. One of them, with the chassis number 57502, was finished in 5 May, 1937 and sold to Earl Howe, British Racing Driver's Club's first president, in 9 June 1937. How would you feel if discovered this car was in your family's garage? Well, this is what happened to Harrold Carr's heirs when Mr. Carr died. Check below how the car has been found.

Mr. Carr bought it in 1955 from Lord Ridley and drove it a few times, but decided to park the car in the 1960's and never drove it again. It is probably because of this the car has such a low mileage, with only 26,284 km on its odometer.

Now this fantastic piece of automotive history will be sold in Bonhams' Retromobile sale in Paris on 7 February 2009. The estimated minimum price for it is 3 million euros, but this is a very conservative idea of price, given the exclusiveness and the state in which the car currently is.

Source: Bonhams via AutoBlog

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