Ralph Lauren’s 1938 Bugatti Atlantic Wins at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este [Video]
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Wearing a black body paint and a black leather interior, the car previously known as the “Pope Atlantic” resides in Lauren’s collection since the late 1980s. Acquired from Tom Perkins, this very rare Atlantic was completely restored in 1990 and has been showcased at several events.
Although the vehicle’s black shade is by no means close to the initial “Rich Sapphire Blue” in which it was delivered to R.B. Pope back in 1938, Lauren’s Atlantic is believed to be one of the most expensive automobiles in the world.
In fact, Peter Williamson’s Atlantic was auction in May 2010 for over $40 million, although the actual sum remained undisclosed. Only four Bugatti Atlantics were built in the late 1930s, with one of them gone missing and another one restored with spare parts after it had been wrecked in the 1950s.
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