1937 Bugatti 57SC sells for record $9.7 million

bug7 Throw in a couple of painstaking, top-to-bottom restoration jobs along the way, and you have not only a rare and rarely preserved piece of automotive history, but you also get a spanking-bright supercharged V-8 from the Thirties so clean that you could eat from it.The Bugatti Type 57 and later variants (including the famous Atlantic and Atalante) was an entirely new design by Jean Bugatti, son of founder Ettore. Type 57s were built from 1934 through 1940, with a total of 710 examples produced.Most Type 57s used a twin-cam 3,257 cc engine based on that of the Type 49 but heavily modified by Jean Bugatti. Unlike thechain-drive twin-cam engines of the Type 50 and 51, the 57's engine used gears to transmit power from the crankshaft.