Bonhams announced a 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, estimate $2,400,000 – $2,900,000, as the leading car for The Zoute Sale 2021 — its annual October classic car auction in Belgium.
A rare 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, estimate €2,000,000 – 2,500,000 ($2,400,000 – $2,900,000), is likely to be the lead car for the Bonhams Zoute Sale on 10 October 2021 in Belgium. Further top Italian cars on offer include a 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC, estimate €600,000 – 700,000, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Coupé, and a pre-series 1959 Flaminia Sport Zagato. Several British cars will be on offer including a 1951 Lagonda 2.6-Litre Drophead Coupe originally delivered new to HRH Prince Philip Mountbatten, the late Duke of Edinburgh.
Bonhams The Zoute Sale 2021 in Belgium
Bonhams’ The Zoute Sale is the premium annual classic car auction in Belgium. It is held at Place Albert de Knokke le Zoute, (by the startline for the Zoute Grand Prix), as a live auction on 10 October 2021.
Bugatti EB110 SS at Bonhams The Zoute Sale 2021
The most expensive car on offer in the Bonhams The Zoute Sale 2021 is a 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, estimate €2,000,000 – 2,500,000 ($2,400,000 – $2,900,000). The EB110 is the only Bugatti ever designed and built in Italy and was a forerunner to the Bugatti Chiron and Veyron.
Unveiled on the 110th anniversary of Ettore Bugatti’s birth, the EB110 was the first new Bugatti to be produced since 1956. It was the brainchild of Bugattiste (enthusiast and collector of the marque) Romano Artioli, who revived the brand, and was an all-Italian affair, designed by Marcello Gandini and hand built in Campogalliano in Italy’s ‘motor valley’.
Despite competition from contemporary supercars such as the McLaren F1 and Jaguar XJ220, the EB110 set four world speed records, including for the fastest series production sports car. Launched as a GT with a 500 bhp 3.5-litre engine, the second incarnation, the lighter and stronger Super Sport, followed six months later. With an output of 600 bhp and a top speed of 335km/h, the Super Sport attracted owners such as Michael Schumacher and the Sultan of Brunei, though only 30 were produced.
The 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport on offer at Bonhams Zoute Sale 2021 was fitted with an even more powerful engine at the request of its German first owner, who also specified the dark blue interior. Having covered just 30,000 km since new, this motor car is offered with full Bugatti service history.
Long the unloved Bugatti, the EB110 has sold at record prices at recent auctions. A 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport sold for a model record €2,030,000 at RM Sotheby’s Paris 2019 which was subsequently increased to $2,755,000 at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2021.
Top Ferraris at Bonhams The Zoute 2021
Classic Ferraris on offer at the Bonhams The Zoute sale 2021 in Belgium include:
The 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC, estimate €600,000 – 700,000, is considered one of the marque’s finest all-rounder grand tourers. One of 168 produced, this GTC is offered for sale for the first time at auction by the original one Italian family owner from new. The GTC is finished in its original colour scheme and retains its original matching numbers, with Ferrari Classiche certification pending.
The 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Coupé, estimate €400,000 – 500,000, was the marque’s first production four-seater, capable of reaching speeds in excess of 230 km/h. This example was delivered new to Garage Francorchamps, the Brussels-based Ferrari dealership founded by Belgian racing driver Jacques Swaters, famous for his racing team Ecurie Francorchamps. It is Concours-restored with Ferrari Classiche certification.
Further Highlights at Bonhams’ Belgian Sale 2021
Further highlights at Bonhams’ annual Belgian sale include:
- a pre-series 1959 Flaminia Sport Zagato, estimate €500,000 – 700,000, one of a mere 99 produced, featuring Lancia’s famous V6 engine and Zagato’s signature ‘double-bubble’ coachwork;
- a 1955 Facel Vega FV1 Cabriolet, one of only seven built (estimate €340,000 – 450,000);
- a 1957 AC Bristol Roadster (€280,000 – 320,000), eligible for prestigious events including Le Mans Classic, and the Mille Miglia; and
- a quartet of Aston Martin sports cars, led by a 1962 DB4 Series 3 Saloon (€280,000 – 340,000), all left-hand drive from new and all offered at no reserve.
Ex-HRH Prince Philipe 1951 Lagonda
A car that is likely to attract much interest is a 1951 Lagonda 2.6-Litre Drophead Coupe, Estimate: €65,000 – 95,0000, which is in a dreadful condition. Details have not been published yet but it was originally delivered new to HRH Prince Philip Mountbatten, the late Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip, who famously enjoyed driving and cars, would not doubt not have been impressed with the condition later owners allowed the Lagonda to deteriorate into.