Complete vehicule identification number : ZA9AB01E0 PCD 39040
Exterior : Bugatti Blue
Interior : dual tone dark grey / light grey
Year : 1993
Note : Supersport rims. Different locations : UK, USA, Switzerland.
Kidston's website extract :
" Chassis ‘39040' was previously UK registered (L 389 XLR) (the old British V5 document accompanies the car) when owned by Sheikh Rasheed Al Rushaid of Ennismore Gardens, London SW7. Records with the car show that it had accumulated 9,500km by the time it was auctioned by Christie's on 19th April 2005, when it was acquired by the current (believed third) owner. Christie's catalogue read as follows: “ This example was originally supplied in metallic silver, but it would appear that the first owner had a change of heart and had the car repainted Bugatti blue. Its appearance is further enhanced by the Supersport's seven-spoke wheels, which were offered as an option by the factory. Currently in its second ownership, this car was first registered in January 1993, and was imported into the UK in April 2003 having previously been kept in Los Angeles. It has seen limited use throughout its life (the odometer reading of less than 9,500kms attests to this), despite which it has been professionally maintained and serviced throughout, most recently by high performance specialists Eurosportscars.”
“During the summer of 2003, the paintwork was renewed by noted specialists Moto Technique, and the suspension was overhauled by DK Engineering. A full service was completed in April 2004, during which a few minor adjustments were made to the fuel system and the turbos to ensure fully correct working order. The interior is upholstered in pale grey leather with walnut dash and is in good condition, although the leather does show a few small scuffs not unusual for a car whose ingress and egress are more than normally complicated. In general this car is well presented, and represents an ideal opportunity for a collector or enthusiast to acquire a benchmark of the supercar world, a car that combines show-stopping looks with startling performance and an exclusivity that rivals McLaren's F1. ”
Following its purchase the car was imported to Switzerland by noted experts CAR Logistics (at a cost of CHF.32,087) with work necessary for Swiss registration, including a 10,000km service and two new catalysts, performed in 2008 by Ferrari agent Modena Cars in Geneva for a staggering CHF.83,744.55. The car is now Swiss registered, in beautiful condition (the only fault noted is a broken switch on the roof control panel) and with just 10,097km (6,274 miles) recorded. We recommend Bugatti EB110s of any variety to collectors looking to the future, and this example is worthy of close inspection.