Classic Bugatti Sells for $4.5M

1937 model gathered dust in garage for 50 years
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 8, 2009 10:06 AM CST
Visitors examine the car at the Retromobile Vintage Cars show in Paris Feb. 6, 2009.    (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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(Newser) – A 1937 Bugatti that sat unused for 5 decades has sold at a Paris auction for $4.5 million, the BBC reports. The family of a British doctor found the car in his garage after he died. It's one of only 17 in the world. Despite its age, the Type 57S Atalante has only 26,284 miles on it. It originally belonged to an earl. There was no information on the buyer.