Bugatti EB110 Super Sport sold for €2.24 million at auction

A fine example of a 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport has been sold at auction for a whopping €2.24 million.

This EB110 SS is one of just 30 examples built. It left the Campogalliano factory in 1994 and was delivered to a sports car enthusiast in Germany. Since then, the car has swapped hands four times and currently has 0ver 18,600 miles on its odometer.

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This particular example is finished in Grigio Chiaro metallizzato and has a dark blue leather interior. The first owner had opted for blue anodised aluminium pedals, gear shift knob, and window switches that add some spice to the cabin.

Interestingly, chassis no. ZA9BB02E0RCD39011 is one of the most powerful EB110 SS’ built. The standard SS uses a 3.5-liter quad-turbocharged V12, powering all four wheels via 6-speed manual transmission. The motor puts out 603 hp @ 8250 rpm and 479 lb-ft of torque @ 4200 rpm. The car can reach a claimed top speed of 221 mph.

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Here’s why the Bugatti EB110 SS can be a good investment:

The two main points that one must consider before investing in a hypercar are – Rarity and Historical significance. With just 30 cars produced, the EB110 SS is certainly rare. It also satisfies the second condition, given the fact that it was the first Bugatti of the modern era. It even held the record for the world’s fastest production car until the McLaren F1 came along.

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At the time, an EB110 SS cost approximately €328,000. As you can see, a good example can fetch upwards of €2 million, while a McLaren F1 from the same era costs an eye-watering $20.5 million (€17.7 million approx). It’s just 10% of the price of an F1, and there’s a huge scope for appreciation. Even if its prices double in the next few years, it will still be a fraction of the cost of an F1.

So, think about it- would you put your money into a single McLaren F1 or get 10 Bugatti EB110 SS’ instead?

Source: Bonhams

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