The Mullin Automotive Museum’s 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic (above, Cedric Canezza photo courtesy of The Mullin Museum) was named The Peninsula Classics “Best of the Best” during a private dinner held at the Peninsula Paris on February 8. In three years of the annual award, the Mullin Museum has won twice, claiming the inaugural title with its 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS.
Late last year, the Atlantic was nominated to compete against seven other “Best in Show” winners from prestigious Concours events around the globe. After judging by a panel of 24 experts — including Henry Ford III and The Duke of Richmond and Gordon — the Bugatti was selected to receive the prestigious title. It will now return to the Mullin Museum in Oxnard, California, where it will continue to be on display.
“The Atlantic represents the pinnacle of everything I adore about the French automotive styling, and widely described as the Mona Lisa of the automobile collector world,” said Peter Mullin, founder and CEO of the Mullin Automotive Museum. “From its signature curves to its aviation-inspired rivets to the sleek Jean Bugatti-designed all-aluminum body, the car is truly a remarkable piece of art. I’m very honored to have shared it with the world among other worthy ‘Best of the Best’ contenders.”