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1994 Bugatti EB110

SS
$149.3M worth of cars at RM Sotheby's Monterey
Thursday, 12 August - Saturday, 14 August 2021
$2,755,000
Sale Price
$2,750,000 - $3,000,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
14 August 2021
Sold Date
353
Lot Number
#2
Original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. ZA9BB02E0RCD39015; Engine no. 107. Grigio Chiaro over Nero Inchios leather. 3498/650hp quad-turbo V-12, Brembo brakes, BBS centerlock alloy wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires, Nakamichi cassette stereo.

Evaluation: Showing just 9946 km. One of about 30 Super Sports built. No discernible age to the body or interior. Some paint is coming off the wheel locks, but that’s it. An EB110 is special. An SS is even better, and this is a consistently maintained, barely driven example.

Bottom Line: Romano Artioli’s ambitious but poorly timed revival of Bugatti in the 1980s-90s produced only one real model – the EB110. Unlike its younger VW-backed 16-cylinder siblings, the EB110 relied on a small engine and light weight but was still exotic stuff with a quad-turbo V-12, a high price, and a 139-car production run. The relevance and cachet of its badge today plus its analog driving experience make the EB110 just the type of car that many bidders were pining after in Monterey, and this Super Sport model brought a record price for the model.

by Andrew Newton
28 August 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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