Bugatti has never attempted to gain mass, but some of its cars are rarer than others. One was the EB112, a little-known convertible-like sedan envisioned as a follow-up to the EB110, boxed when the company collapsed in 1995 and revived by a third-party company in the late 1990s. 1990. Historians agree that three examples of the EB112 were built and the second was listed for sale by seller In Germany.
Introduced as a concept in the 1993 edition of Geneva car show, the EB112 represents one of the ways that Italian businessman Romano Artioli hopes to breathe new life into the longstanding French carmaker. It takes the form of a large four-door super sedan with an aluminum body and a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine, tuned to send 460 horsepower to all four wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. It offers passengers a luxurious interior without being too high-end. In short, the modern day Royale has arrived.
Bugatti quotes a 0-62 mph time of 4.3 seconds, which is remarkable considering the car’s age and weight, and a top speed of 186 mph. Orders began to arrive, but Bugatti filed for bankruptcy in September 1995 and the project was cancelled. It closes its factory in Campogalliano, Italy, leaving 128 examples of EB110 and one EB112, but the story doesn’t end there: two additional EB112s are partially assembled inside the so-called Green Factory. Gildo Pallanca Pastor bought some of the company’s assets and asked the Monaco Racing Team to finish the unfinished cars, according to dealer Schaltkulisse. Car that it’s for sale was the first of them.
Schaltkulisse notes that chassis number 39002 was ordered on 27 April 1993, by the Swiss importer of Bugatti, and delivered in February 2000. It has been registered in Geneva since 2003 and has an odometer. Its track shows about 3,900 km, or about 2,500 miles. It was introduced as a single-owner vehicle still powered by a 6.0-litre V12 engine mounted up front. Prices are available on request only, but don’t expect this fascinating piece of Bugatti’s multifaceted history to come cheap. We wouldn’t be surprised if it cost more a new Chiron.