Skip to comments.Treasure trove in dusty locked garage [1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante]
Posted on 01/01/2009 7:42:19 PM PST by smokingfrog
A classic Bugatti car, which gathered dust in a Tyneside garage for almost 50 years, may fetch up to $4.35 million when it goes under the hammer.
Relatives of reclusive Newcastle doctor Harold Carr found the 1937 Type 57S Atalante in a garage after he died. Now the classic car, thought to be one of just 17 built, is to be sold by Bonhams in Paris next month.
Dr Carr, a former army surgeon, left the contents of a lock-up garage to his family when he died in 2007.
As well as the Bugatti, his nephew also discovered a classic Aston Martin, and a Jaguar E-type in the lock-up.
The nephew, an engineer from Newcastle, said: We just cant believe it. Of course were delighted and were going to make sure the money is shared out among the family. Its a wonderful thing to leave.
WTH is that?
Looks like a wooden car.....something Fred Flinstone might power.
there is a video on the right side of the page about the car wayne found.
That thing looks fast just standing still.
click on the picture
You are correct. I remember the TV show host, “Wayne Corrini (sp?)” tried to buy it at auction for a bid close to 800k, and lost the bid. Although, he is the guy that recovered the car.
thought to be one of just 17 builtI had four of these when I was a kid. A few years after I moved out, my mom threw them out.
I hate when that happens.
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