Estimates suggest that the precursor to the Bugatti Veyron could sell for nearly $1 million.
Before the Bugatti Chiron and Veyron, there was the EB110. Everybody talks about the McLaren F1 and Jaguar XJ220 as being the most iconic supercars of the 1990s. And yet the EB110 is criminally underrated despite its bold styling and potent performance for the time. Launched in 1991, Bugatti only made 139 examples of the EB110 up until 1995, which makes it considerably rarer than the hypercars that followed it, each costing $380,000 at the time.
If you can’t afford a Chiron or Veyron, this 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT going under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Arizona auction next month is an enticing alternative option. RM Sothebys estimates that this exquisite Bugatti EB110 GT will sell for between $750,000 and $950,000. That isn’t exactly cheap, but it’s still much less than a brand-new Chiron or used Veyron which typically sell for several million. It’s only had one owner since it rolled out of the factory, and has been driven a mere 2,821 miles. The EB110 comes from a different era of Bugatti before the company was bought out by Volkswagen, and was built in Italy instead of France.
It’s still a true Bugatti, though, featuring the automaker's signature quad-turbocharged setup. A 3.5-liter V12 produces 550 horsepower, allowing the supercar to sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds before topping out at 213 mph. Those figures were very impressive in the 1990s, but the EB110’s performance still holds up today. In 2005, the car was legally approved for road use in the US, but the owner barely drove it. It was put into storage the same year, but it wasn’t neglected. The car was regularly started up to ensure that it remained in good running condition. EB110 specialists at B. Engineering recently serviced the car and certified that it has its original paint, interior, engine, and drivetrain.
Opportunities to buy a well-preserved Bugatti EB110 don’t happen very often, so if you want to own a Bugatti but can’t quite cough up enough cash to buy a Chiron or Veyron this could be your next best bet.