Remembering the Classic Bugatti Racers

Classic Bugatti

When we hear the word Bugatti today the sharp image of the Veyron supercar instantly appears. While the Bugatti Veyron is an exquisite example of what a supercar should be, it is important to remember the classic members of the family. Classic Bugatti cars like the Type 35 and 51 Grand Prix Racers paved the way to the successes of today.

Potentially embarrassing admission: It is impossible for me to picture a classic Bugatti without the image of Jay Leno tooling around in one.

The story of the Type 35 and Type 51 Bugatti racers read more

UK Driver Crashes Classic Bugatti and Finds Comfort in Beer

Classic Bugatti

Racing driver and Bugatti enthusiast Edmund Burgess knows how to nurse a wound: with a pint of beer or two. Burgess lost control of his classic Bugatti while competing in the Prescott Speed Hill Climb in Gloucestershire, crashing it as he rounded a corner. Like any unhappy chap, he simply strolled from the scene of the crash to the nearest pub! I daresay I like his style–he seems to play the part of a debonair 007 who prefers Bugatti to Aston Martin.

UK man crashes Bugatti T13 and heads directly to the pub for a cold beer. Can you blame the fellow? Crashing a quarter million dollar classic car calls for a round…or 12.  read more

Ralph Lauren’s $40 million dollar Classic Bugatti Wins

classic Bugatti

Ralph Lauren’s classic Bugatti 57SC Atlantic recently took ‘Best of Show’ at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The value of the rare 1938 Bugatti is estimated at around $40 million dollars and is one of just three examples in existence.

Ralph Lauren’s Bugatti 57SC Atlantic has been displayed at shows and events around the world. The extremely rare and equally expensive Bugatti has won ‘Best of Show’ at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Just four Bugatti Atlantics were created in the 1930s. Of those four, one has mysteriously vanished, leaving just three. To guestimate the value of Lauren’s car, Peter Williamson’s Bugatti Atlantic nabbed over $40 million in a 2010 auction. While the exact amount was not disclosed, you get the general idea! These classic Bugatti cars demand top dollar and not only retain value, but also increase it exponentially. read more