1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic – Click above for high-res image gallery

Want to know what $38 million sounds like? Well you're not likely to find out. That's the reported value of the highly coveted 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic recently sold by Gooding & Company from the Peter Williamson collection. But while we got a rare chance to stop by the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, for an up-close-and-personal between the world's most valuable car and our own Drew Philips, actually seeing it start up and drive would be a rare sight indeed.

Fortunately, onlookers had the chance when the Bugatti came down to the Pasadena Art Center Car Classic and fired up its 3.2-liter straight-eight – lest we forget that this is an actual functioning automobile, and not a stationary sculpture consigned to a pedestal. What's more is that he caught it on camera in a pair of videos after the jump.

Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips

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