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Rare Bugatti bags millions

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A classic Bugatti car which lay forgotten in a Tyneside garage for almost 50 years has been sold for 3m (3.4m Euros) at an auction in Paris.

Relatives of reclusive Newcastle doctor Harold Carr found the 1937 Type 57S Atalante in a garage after he died.

James Knight, International Managing Director of Bonham's, said only 17 cars of this type were ever made.

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