Bugatti 100 Year Anniversary
Throughout the year, Bugatti’s 100th anniversary was celebrated at classic cars events around the world. The most recent of these is a current exhibition being held in Autoworld Brussels. With all the 18 cylinder prototypes and an impressive prewar collection, it is a highly recommended visit.
Past Bugatti celebrations included a 100 year class at Pebble Beach, four Centenaire Editions from the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza, an 8 day celebration in France and Mick Walsh’s drive up Goodwood in King Leopold III’s Type 59. Through it all, the coveted Type 57SC Atlantic was conspicuously absent.
2009 was also a good time cash in on Bugatti sales. The famous Black Bess for 2,427,500 Euros while Bugatti’s personal Type 57C Coupe Aerodynamique was sold at David Gooding’s Monterey sale. Probably the most original Atalante fetched 3,417,500 Euros at Retromobile in January. With such a tremendous display for Bugatti in 2009, we look forward to the same devotion towards Alfa Romeo next year.