1937 Bugatti Type 57S to fetch over $8.7 million

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A vintage car model 1937 Bugatti Type 57S, originally owned by Earl Howe, is set to break new records when it goes under the hammer next month in Paris. The precious gift left behind by surgeon Harold Carr for his descendants remained undiscovered in a garage for more than 50 years. Finally, his nephew found it lying uncared for years in the garage and was amazed to learn that just 17 of its kind were ever made. The rare piece will go on auction next month at Bonhams’ Retromobile sale and is expected to realize more that €6.2 million ($8.7 million). Earl Howe, the first president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, was the original owner of the car. Dr. Carr bought it in the ‘50s and locked it up in the garage before he passed away. After remaining untouched for more than half a century, the car is finally out to see the daylight on Feb 7th at an auction arena where it will provoke all buyers to call higher bids.

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