The 1937 Bugatti 57SC might be the most valuable Bugatti ever sold at auction. Not just in terms of the price, but for a combination of price, history and antiqueness. At the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, this vintage Bugatti was auctioned off by Bonhams at a price of $9735000. According to the auctioneer, the Bugatti 57SC is lauded as the “”the most valuable Bugatti ever sold at auction and the most valuable car ever sold at Amelia Island. While that is debatable (A 1931 Royale was sold for over $9.8 million in 1987 and a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider was sold for $17 million that same weekend).
The 1937 Bugatti 57SC has the Bugatti signature grille. The chassis number 57541 was showcased at the London Motor Show earlier and was featured in some of Bugatti’s own literature. It was used for racing. After World War II, it was brought into the USA. The Bugatti was valued at $11-13 million as it headed into the auction. It fell slightly below mark at $9.75 million. The Bugatti 57SC stands among the most sought-after Bugattis amongst collectors. This particular Bugatti features unique bodywork from British coachbuilder Vanden Plas.
Bidding for this unique and special Bugatti started at $6 million before being sold to a private American collector for $9.735 million, making it the most valuable ever Bugatti sold at the auction and also the most valuable car to be ever sold at Amelia Island.
Check out our gallery of this superb 1937 Bugatti 57SC