02 January 2009

Rare Bugatti found

All us gearheads dream of finding a 'barn fresh' job like this one. It happens. Keep dreamin'.


It was the equivalent of finding an old Picasso or an unknown Beatles tape hidden away in your uncle's attic.

Relatives of Dr. Harold Carr found an extremely rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante — a Holy Grail for car collectors — as they were going through his belongings after his death.

The dusty two-seater, unused since 1960, didn't look like much in the garage in Gosforth, near Newcastle in northern England.

But only 17 were ever made, and when it's cleaned up and auctioned in Paris next month, experts believe it will fetch at least 3 million pounds ($4.3 million) and possibly much more.

Fuck that! Clean it up and get it runnin' and sport around in it for a while!

Every year some Bugatti club comes through here on its annual run and I've had the chance to take a pretty good look at some of those old Guinea loads. They are totally bitchin'.

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