Friday, January 2, 2009

Locked away all these years

In 1937 a British aristocrat named Earl Howe bought a car. He drove it for eight years then sold it. It changed hands several times before it ended up being purchased by Harold Carr in 1955. It was a Type 57S Atalante. If you don’t know this car I’m not too surprised. It’s very rare. There were only 17 of these cars made, EVER.

Recently Harold passed away. As his nephew went through the belongings left behind by his uncle, he found the gem locked up in the garage. It had been there untouched for 50 years.

The original and rare Bugatti was one of the first supercars ever built. It could reach an amazing 130 mph compared to other cars of it’s time that could only reach 50 mph.

Still containing all it’s original parts, auctioneers expect it to bring in a whopping 8.7 million dollars once it’s put on the block next month in Paris.

His nephew, who wishes to remain anonymous, was quoted in the London Evening Chronicle as saying “We just can’t believe it. Of course we’re delighted and we’re going to make sure the money is shared out among the family. It’s a wonderful thing to leave.”

I agree completely. I’m sorry for the families loss of course, but after the initial pain fades away I’m sure they’ll appreciate the great gift their uncle left them.


Aaydens Mommy said...

oh wow! that is really neat. =)

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