In 1971, Sotheby’s set the world record for most expensive car ever sold at auction when they sold a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe for $59,000. In today’s dollars, that is $341,000.
Isn’t that cute?
Needless to say, today the lust for ridiculously rare luxury automobiles is a lot stronger. In 2012, this same car sold at auction for…well, actually, you’ll just have to wait and see. Today we’re presenting you with a list of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction. And yes, a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe is one of them. So if you want to see the difference in price between 1971 and now, you ahead and start clicking.