A a rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante has been found tucked away in a garage in the UK and is now expected to pull in £3 million ($4.35 million USD) at auction.
Most car collectors dream about finding an ultra-rare and highly collectible car locked away collecting dust in a barn for decades, but this seldom occurs. However a rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante has been found tucked away in a garage in the UK and is now expected to pull in at least £3 million ($4.35 million USD) at auction.
The car is only one of 17 built and was originally owned by the first president of the British Racing Drivers' Club, Earl Howe. Eventually the rare Bugatti would wind up in the hands of Dr. Harold Carr who drove it for a few years and then placed it into storage in 1960. Upon his death relatives of Carr found the vehicle in the garage along with a classic Aston Martin and a Jaguar E-type.
The car is in nearly perfect shape and is almost completely original, a rarity among classics of this importance. Even more remarkable is the fact that the car has just 26,284 miles on it, despite having been driven for more than 23 years before being locked away.