When a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe privately sold last year for a reported $30m—or higher–it became the world’s most expensive automobile. Only 17 examples of the stunning car were produced. The one that RM will offer at the Villa d’Este Concours next month is particularly interesting, having been owned by Casino magnate Bill Harrah, under whose stewardship it won Best of Show at Pebble Beach. Beautifully restored, it carries an estimate of $4.6-$6m, which may be low.
Another car sure to get a lot of attention at the event overlooking Lake Como is a 1953 Ferrari 375MM Berlinetta. One of only 10 built, it’s estimated at $4.75-$6m. Just a bit less rare—18 were made– is a 1953 250mm Berlinetta, which has an estimate of $3.5-$4.2m. In any field of cars, the 1938 Talbot-Lago 1150-C SS Teardrop Coupe on offer would be a standout. No more than 11 examples of the design were produced, and this one is a stunner. Having won multiple awards at both Pebble Beach and Meadowbrook, it’s estimated at $4.5-$5.5m.
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