Chassis #: ZA9AB01E0NCD39012
The Bugatti EB110GT was introduced in 1992 and was the first production car produced under the ownership of Italian businessman Romano Artioli. The new model was designated the EB110 (signifying its debut 110 years after Ettore's birth) and was the first new Bugatti since the 1950s. The mid-engined supercar was designed by engineer Paolo Stanzani and stylist Marcello Gandini, co-creators of the exotic Lamborghini Countach. Like the Countach, the EB110 had a short nose, wedge-shaped body and gull-wing doors. The V-12 engine had fie valves per cylinder, four turbo-chargers, a bespoke six-speed gearbox and four-wheel drive. The 3.5-liter engine developed 561 horsepower and had a top speed of about 360 km/h. Equally impressive was the price tag, which was $456,000.
A lightweight competition version soon followed, dubbed the EB110SS.
The EB110 GT was an impressive and exotic supercar but its Achilles' heal was the economic recession of the 1990s, which saw the company go into receivership in 1994. In total, just 154 examples of these supercars were built.
This EB110GT was first registered by Bugatti Automobili SpA in Modena before passing in 2000 to the current owner in Switzerland. The car has traveled a mere 830 kilometers from new and is in original and unrestored condition.
In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Monaco sale presented by Bonhams. The car was estimated to sell for €200,000 - 240,000 but bidding failed to satisfy the vehicle's reserve. It would leave the auction unsold.By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2012