Ralph Lauren’s Bugatti
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Ralph Lauren owns one of only two Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantics cars, worth an estimated $40 million. The 1938 model is Ralph’s prized possession, made from a light but flammable magnesium alloy called Elektron. It’s considered a monument to pre-war Europe, and it won the Concorso d’Eleganze Villa d’Este.
One source said, “It’s a beautiful car, but not $40 million beautiful. Then again in that rarefied air, you’re not paying for value, but for exclusivity. Still, anyway I try to slice it, I can’t help but think that $40 million for a car is ridiculous.”