Rare vintage Bugatti smashes price record at 30m pounds

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London, May 6 (ANI): A rare vintage Bugatti supercar is said to have smashed sale records and become the most valuable car ever to be sold after it was bought by a museum for around 30million pounds.

The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, snapped up the 1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic from the family of late car collector Dr Peter D Williamson.

A source close to the deal revealed the astronomical sum handed over for the car, which makes it the priciest motor ever to have changed hands.

Brokers Gooding and Company, based in Santa Monica, California, had auctioned off the Bugatti, which is considered to be a French Deco design classic.

"I am extremely pleased to have found the new buyer for the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, one of the world's most significant and valuable automobiles that has been in a private collection and rarely seen during the past four decades," the Sun quoted David Gooding, president and founder of Gooding and Company as saying.

"It has been a great pleasure to work with the Williamson Family and Trust in this important endeavour," he added.

Gooding declined to confirm the identity of the buyer or price. (ANI)

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