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Pope’s Atlantic

Pope’s Atlantic

AUTOART 1938 Bugatti 57S Atlantic coupe
1:18 | $359.95

DCX_SPRING_13_SR23_4cc

The Bugatti Atlantic is one of the rarest, most desired collector cars in the world. Designed by Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean in the mid-1930s, only four were built, and only two of the original cars are known to exist. Low and sleek, the two-door coupes featured many unique design features; most famous were the dorsal spines that ran over the car’s roof and each fender. The last sale of an Atlantic (May 2010) brought an undisclosed amount estimated at $30-40 million. AUTOart’s model is of the last Atlantic built, chassis number 57591, as commissioned by Englishman Richard Pope. Painted a deep sapphire blue with matching wire wheels, the model features a genuine leather-covered interior, an engine-turned, supercharged, straight-eight engine, and a full-access body. The car’s positively awash in photo-etched minutiae, detailed down to the smallest opening air vent and radiator cap, and the replica shows just how far AUTOart has come as a manufacturer. No, it isn’t inexpensive, but truly good things – and truly wonderful models – seldom are. Highly recommended. — Bill Bennett autoartmodels.com

Updated: July 22, 2014 — 5:08 PM

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