The Mullin Automotive Museum will temporarily display the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, the World’s most expensive car, formerly owned by the Williamson family of Lyme, New Hampshire. The Atlantic, recognized as one of the world’s most significant automobiles, will be prominently displayed at the Mullin Automotive Museum for a limited time only.
While the 57SC Atlantic rarely made public appearances outside prestigious 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Mullin Automotive Museum has announced that they will have the car on display at its Oxnard, CA facility starting on August 10th. I am honored to have the opportunity to display the Bugatti Atlantic at our Art Deco museum, said Peter Mullin, founder of the Mullin Automotive Museum.
Back in May history was made when an unnamed buyer shelled out a record $30-$40 million for a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. Regarded as one of the most beautiful cars in the world, this particular 57SC Atlantic is just one of three built and one of only two still in existence. The sale, done through the Gooding & Company auction house, is the second time this exact car exchanged hands for a record sum. The previous owner, Dr. Peter Williamson, purchased the car in 1971 for the unheard of price of $59,000.
Those interested in seeing the car in person can head over to the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, about an hour’s drive north of Los Angeles.