1993 Bugatti EB110 Wearing Classic Blue Paint Going Up For Auction In Arizona

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A car that met its end all too soon.

Although the incarnation of Bugatti that existed before Volkswagen bought the name did not last very long, this was not the result of it building a bad car. The company was revived in 1987, a new ultra-modern factory built in 1988 and the new car was first shown to the public on September 15th, 1991. This day would also have been Ettore Bugatti's 110th birthday, had he been alive, so the car was given the name EB110.

The car was powered by a quad-turbo 3.5-liter V12 that produced 550 horsepower. This was enough to make it the fastest production car in the world. Although the EB110 did not retain the title long, as the Jaguar XJ220 would claim it the following year. The bad economic climate of the early nineties were not ideal for such a car though, and neither was the financial overreach of the company's owner, and only 139 units were built before production shut down in 1995. This one is now up for auction and is expected to go for between $575,000 and $775,000.

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