Heroshot
£1,411,250 ($1,591,749)
Not sold at a high bid of
£1.5M - £2M
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
124
Lot Number
#2
Original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. ZA9AB01E0PCD39040. Blu Bugatti over Grigio Chiaro leather. 3500/560hp quad-turbo V12, 6-speed manual, all-wheel drive, active aerodynamics, black wheels, walnut dash.

Evaluation: From The Gran Turismo Collection. One of 84 GT models out of a total production run of 139 EB110s. Stored in London, then sold to the US, then came back to the UK in 2004 and went to Europe in 2005, then became part of The Gran Turismo Collection in 2012. Original paint with small chips to the frontal area. The wheels are fresh-looking and superb. Forgivable slight delamination on the edge of the windscreen. Superb fresh interior and a smart, detailed engine bay. Showing 11,202 km (6961 miles). Maintained and fitted with new tires.

Bottom Line: Christie’s sold this car back in 2005, when these were more early nineties oddities rather than high-tier collector pieces, for just £117,500.The sale price in 2022 may be over 10 times as much, but it was also under low estimate and just over Hagerty UK’s condition #3 value of £1.3M. We, RM Sotheby’s and surely the seller expected more. EB110s only exploded in value over the past year or so, but the other GTs sold at auction recently have been near or even above the $2M mark.

by John Mayhead
12 November 2022

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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
N/A
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