When a relative dies, it’s almost always a sad occasion. The memories that we had with that person are all that connects us with them after they pass. Well, that is unless they leave you something. Most of the time when we receive something from an inheritance, it’s something small that has special significance to you personally. Those are always great things to cherish for the rest of your life. Personally though, I think the best gift is cash but I’m young and broke. So when you receive something with some value, it makes it even better. So when this family from England found out there uncle had left them something, they didn’t know what to expect. Once they took a look at it though, they knew they had something of some serious value!
In 2007, the Carr family’s uncle died. After the funeral and everything finished, they were told that their uncle had left them something in his will. It turned out to be a 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante. There were only 43 of these cars ever made!
As he aged, their uncle developed a hoarding habit. This led him to put his rare vehicle under lock and key for years, 48 years to be exact. He even had other rare cars such as an Aston Martin!
His nephew said that his uncle owning a Bugatti was a local legend, but no one was ever sure if he actually did or not. Certainly no one knew what this thing was worth.
Well it turns out that it was worth a bit….quite a bit actually.
When it was put up for auction in 2009, it sold for a tidy $4.4 million! Now THAT is an inheritance!
More info: Autoblog
This Bugatti is an absolute beauty. I would have flipped if I would have received a Bugatti as my inheritance. Personally, I’m not sure if i would have sold this. I would have kept it for a few years and let it accumulate even more value. I would definitely want to get it fixed up and take it out for a few Sunday drives. This thing is a work of art, and hopefully it was purchased by someone who will appreciate it and keep it in pristine condition.