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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Where did I park the car?

Some people will put a tennis ball on the antenna of their car to more easily find their car in a crammed parking lot. Others will put a flower or a doll on the antenna. The main objective is to easily find your car. Then again, I still forget where I park the damn thing from time to time...

'37 Bugatti worth estimated $4.3 million found in English garage
By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press
Jan. 2, 2009, 9:33AM

LONDON — It was the equivalent of finding an old Picasso or an unknown Beatles tape hidden away in your uncle's attic.

Relatives of Dr. Harold Carr found an extremely rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante — a Holy Grail for car collectors — as they were going through his belongings after his death.

The dusty two-seater, unused since 1960, didn't look like much in the garage in Gosforth, near Newcastle in northern England.

But only 17 were ever made, and when it's cleaned up and auctioned in Paris next month, experts believe it will fetch at least 3 million pounds ($4.3 million) and possibly much more.
Bugatti once represented the height of motoring achievement. The supercar was so ahead of its time it could go up to 130 mph (209 kph) when most other cars topped out about 50 mph (80 kph).

This particular car is even more valuable because it was originally owned by Earl Howe, a prominent British race car driver, and because its original equipment is intact, so it can restored without relying on replacement parts. - Houston Chronicle

Wouldn't that be a nice find? Check out the Chronicle for the picture of the car and the condition it is in courtesy of the AP. Sweet!


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