A 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC, one of two in existence, set a new record for the selling price of an automobile at auction. The car sold to the Mullin Automotive Museum in California, for a sum between $30 and $40 million. The price eclipses the previous record, which was $12.2 million paid for a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.
Four Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupes were built, but only two remain. The auction car came from a private collection being sold by the late owner's estate, and had previously won best in show at the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The other remaining Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic belongs to designer Ralph Lauren.