Michael Schumacher’s Former 1994 Bugatti EB 110 SS For Sale
Although he’s traditionally associated with all things Ferrari, it seems seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher was a bit of a Bugatti man. A 1994 Buagtti EB 110 SS that Schumacher once owned is up for grabs.
Prior to Vollkswagen purchasing the name in 1998, the Bugatti company was revived in 1987 by Romano Artioli. The first product -- the EB 110 GT -- launched in 1991, and was powered by a 3.5-liter, quad-turbocharged V-12. A hardcore version, dubbed the EB 110 SS, launched in 1992, incorporated a stripped-down, lightweight interior, and a more powerful (605-horsepower) version of the twelve-cylinder.
Schumacher’s car -- a 1994 model, chassis #39020 -- is technically an EB 110 SS, but as Schumy is Schumy, his car was the only example built with the full luxury trimmings of the EB 110 GT. The car is currently for sale in Germany, and has only 2875 miles on the clock. The dealer claims the car came from a personal collection and was rarely used.
The price for buying a car previously owned by one of the world’s most famous race car drivers? A cool $750,000 -- over $300,000 more than a standard EB 110 goes for in Europe, and roughly $200,000 more than a U.S.-spec EB 110 was recently listed for on eBay. Is the prestige -- and the pampering interior -- worth the premium? Sounds off in the comments section below.
Edited by merschu, 23 May 2010 - 18:24.