25 supercars and luxury models were confiscated by Swiss authorities from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and sold at Bonhams auction in Switzerland last month.
Gooding & Company is offering one of the 17 Atalantes built at its Pebble Beach auction, with a pre-sale estimate of $1.75-$2.25m. Compared to some modern Bugatti offerings, that’s a bargain.
Bugatti designed the single La Voiture Noire to celebrate the marque’s 110-year anniversary. The actual price was about $12.5m, or a bit more than double the price of last year’s Divo.
Worldwide Auctions gets rolling on Jan. 16 at 5 p.m., a sale highlighted by a selection that includes numerous pre-WWII beauties. The headliner is a 1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix with a documented history, including racing in period by Bugatti concessionaire, Jean Ollivier. It’s expected to fetch $1.9m-$2.4m.
Every year, far away from the harsh, salt-strewn north, Gooding & Company sneaks off to rust-free Arizona to offer a wide range of pristine motors. From the technological innovations of the Bugatti EB110 to the artistry of the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, all facets of the collector car hobby are represented.
Bonhams returns to the Westin Kierland Resort for the eighth year in a row, bringing with it the usual array of pristine classics and untouched exotics. Last year, over 25 million dollars changed hands in just a few hours.
At “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” in Monterey, Calif. in August, Bugatti unveiled its ultimate model (so far), the Divo, which costs $6m. It is named for Albert Divo, who won the Targa Florio twice in the late 1920s driving a Bugatti Type 35.