A 1937 Bugatti sports car that was found in an English doctor's garage for almost 50 years was sold at an auction in Paris on Feb. 7, for about $4.4 million, the associated press reports reported.

The 1937 Type 57S was one of 17 built vehicle of its type, was originally owned by Earl Howe, founder of the British Racing Drivers Club. He sold it in 1945 and Dr. Harold Carr of Newcastle England bought it in 1955 and drove it for a few years before moving it into his garage in 1960 and haven't use since then.

Carr's heirs did not realize he owned the car and other vintage automobiles until after his death in spring of 2007, the BBC reported. The 72 year old, Bugatti has remarkably low mileage, with only 26,284 miles on the odometer.

According to London based Bonhams catalogue, a European collector bought the car.