One owner and 7,045 km from new,1994 Bugatti EB110GT Coupé  Chassis no. ZA9AB01SORCD39071

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One owner and 7,045 km from new, 1994 Bugatti EB110GT Coupé
Chassis no. ZA9AB01SORCD39071

Sold for € 225,000 (US$ 261,405) inc. premium
One owner and 7,045 km from new
1994 Bugatti EB110GT Coupé
Chassis no. ZA9AB01SORCD39071
Forty years after Ettore Bugatti’s death in 1947, the once legendary but moribund marque, one of the most renowned in automotive history, was acquired by ambitious Italian businessman Romano Artioli, whose aim was nothing less than a resurrection of Bugatti in the form of a state-of-the-art supercar. Artioli chose Modena, home to Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, as the place to build his modern factory from which the first completed production car rolled out in 1992. Designated ‘EB110’ (signifying its debut 110 years after Ettore’s birth) the first new Bugatti since the 1950s was an advanced mid-engined supercar acclaimed as worthy successor to its formidable antecedents.

The Bugatti EB110 was designed by none other than engineer Paolo Stanzani and stylist Marcello Gandini, co-creators of the exotic Lamborghini Countach. Beneath the skin there were similarities, the short-stroke V12 engine with forward mounted gearbox having been pioneered on the Countach. Had the EB110 stopped there it would have constituted a remarkable enough debut for a fledgling manufacturer, but to the already outstanding specification Stanzani added five valves per cylinder, four turbo-chargers, a bespoke six-speed gearbox and four-wheel drive! Despite the complexity, the EB110 worked well on the road, its compact dimensions combined with four-wheel drive making for exceptional agility and excellent grip and balance no matter what the conditions. The 3.5-litre V12 developed 561bhp, good enough for a top speed of 212mph, a figure recorded at the Nardi test track in Italy that placed the EB110 on a par with that other ‘World’s Fastest Car’, the Jaguar XJ220.
While, understandably, headline writers emphasised its performance to the exclusion of almost everything else except the price ($456,000), the EB110 was nevertheless a very well built product possessing a roomy and lavishly equipped interior. There was also a lightweight version, the even more powerful and expensive EB110SS. Unfortunately for Artioli and his collaborators, the EB110 launched just as economic recession took hold, and the company entered receivership in 1994. In total just 154 of these exotic cars were built, Michael Schumacher being perhaps the most high-profile owner.
This EB110GT was purchased new on 8th July 1994 by the current owner. Finished in Indian Red with grey leather interior, it features a superb Nakamichi stereo system with remote control, Nardi steering wheel and original cover for steering wheel and gear knob. The car has covered a mere 7,045 kilometres from new and is presented in excellent order throughout, appearing as if it left the factory only yesterday. Accident free, it comes with original tool kit and valid Monaco registration papers. A rare opportunity to acquire one of the iconic supercars of the 1990s, the performance of which has yet to be surpassed, and surely a collector’s favourite of future generations.

Cet exemplaire conduite à gauche de Bugatti EB110 fut livré neuf le 8 juillet 1994 à l’actuel propriétaire. Présenté ici dans sa livrée ‘Indian Red’ avec l’intérieur en cuir gris, ce modèle propose un système audio Nakachi avec télécommande, le volant Nardi et les housses d’origine pour le levier de vitesses et le volant. La voiture n’a parcouru que 7,045 km et se présente en excellent état à tous points de vue donnant l’impression de sortir de l’usine. Cette EB110 qui n’a jamais été accidentée, possède ses outils d’origine et sera livrée à son nouveau propriétaire avec ses documents d’immatriculation monégasques.
C’est là une chance unique d’acquérir une icône des ‘supercars’ des années ’90 avec laquelle il est encore difficile de rivaliser en termes de performances.
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