An exceptional 1937 Bugatti Type 57S, reportedly the last of the 42 units ever-made, is set to be auctioned off by Bonhams, a privately owned international auction house in London, as seen on Thursday.
The rare model was purchased by engineer Bill Turnbull in 1969 who began a restoration process which continued until his death in 2019.
“As you can imagine, with a car of this magnitude, there’s international interest with people coming in from all over the world. We do believe it’s one of the last great discoveries that will be found in the classic car sector,” Senior Specialist of Bonhams Motoring Department, Sholto Gilbertson, explained.
The masterpiece is expected to be sold at between £5 million and £7 million (5,78 million EUR, 7 million USD; 8 million EUR, 9,8 million USD.)