$30 Million Car Goes On Display At California Museum

August 5th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
bugattix-wide-communityCalifornia, Aug 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the car maniacs, the wait is over to feast their eyes on the world’s most expensive car as it goes on display at museum near Los Angeles. The car that made news about a month ago for being sold at somewhere between $30 to $40 million will be on display for all those who can only dream of possessing such a miraculous creation. The 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic has been called one of the world’s most significant and valuable automobiles by the spokesperson for the company that handled the high profile auction.

The Mullin Automotive Museum in California where the car is displayed, is known for housing art deco and other vintage cars. A spokesperson for the museum said that the 1936 Bugatti Atlantic will be on display for a limited period. The museum founder Peter Mullin said that he is honored to get the opportunity to display the car at the museum. He said that the objective of the Art Deco Movement was to capture the exotic nature of new technology. He feels that the 1936 Bugatti Atlantic symbolizes the best of technology, design, speed and machine power.

The Bugatti Atlantic was derived from the prototype ‘Aerolithe Electron Coupe’ that created a great stir when it was first unveiled at a Paris Auto Salon in 1935. From the very first display the car was defined as exotic. It was radical not only in its design but also in its engineering. Reports suggest that several parts of the prototype was used in the building of the car. It was purchased for the first time by Lord Victor Rothschild of London.

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