Think of this as the Bugatti Chiron of the 1930s. Designed by Jean Bugatti, son of Ettore, the Type 57 series of cars were an early attempt at aerodynamics. The Atlantic was also lighter than its competitors, since its body panels were made from aluminum. Powered by a 3.3-litre inline-eight tuned to 200 horsepower, the Type 57 SC could nudge 200 km/h, an astonishing feat for the time.
Only four examples of the Atlantic were made, and three are believed to still exist. Fashion icon Ralph Lauren has one, rumoured to be valued at over US $40 million—the example at the Petersen is quite possibly worth even more.