Bugatti Automobili S.p.A., in marketing the sensational new EB110, succinctly defined the new project as “the revival of the spirit of Modernism, which characterized the life and work of Ettore Bugatti (1881-1947).” In May 1992 Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. recorded that at the Nardo Test Track in Southern Italy, the Bugatti EB110 GT underwent official acceleration and performance tests.
It was an Italian industrial magnate, Romano Artioli, who had the vision to revive the name and Bugatti as a style brand and the launch of the EB110 was certainly a spectacular way to relaunch the name in 1991. Artioli’s timing was unfortunate with the market for “supercars” taking a nose-dive at around the time of the launch. It has been claimed that 154 examples of the EB110 were constructed under Artioli’s stewardship but others claim, perhaps more accurately, that the figure is closer to 50. This is one of the scarcest and most sought after “supercars” of all time.
This left-hand drive example comes from private ownership and is the Luxe model with grey leather interior. It is painted in French Blue-the obvious choice for the discerning purist. It was first registered in January 1994 and acquired by the present owner in 1996. Its recorded and guaranteed mileage at the time of cataloguing was just 12,628 kilometers. The car was just serviced and is equipped with new tires and a tracker system.
The car comes from a stable of meticulously maintained cars kept in heated and dehumidified storage where it has been started and run regularly. It comes with a Swansea V5 document for its highly appropriate and distinctive registration number and original copies of EB110 sales literature.