2002 BMW Z8
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Classic Car Overview
$150,000 - $175,000
- Stunning retro throwback design
- Attractive black on black combination
- Accompanied by hardtop, first aid kit, owner s manual, and tool roll
- Less than 13,000 original miles
In developing the Z8, BMW married form and function like never before. Power came from the concurrent M5 s 4.9-liter V-8, mated to a proper six-speed gearbox and producing 400 bhp. The design was flawless from any angle, inside and out, carried over from Henrik Fisker s Z07 concept and paying homage to the Count Albrecht Goertz-designed 507 of the 1950s with side vents, a sleek front end, and such retro touches as a banjo-type steering wheel.
According to the accompanying CARFAX, the Z8 on offer today was first registered in Paradise Valley, Arizona, on 3 January 2002. The car appears to have remained with the original owner in Arizona for a decade, until it was sold to Texas in 2012. In November of that year the mileage was reported as 11,190, averaging just over 1,000 miles a year with the first owner suggesting that this Z8 was treated very much as a second car used only for special occasions.
After regular maintenance inspections in Texas, the Z8 found itself moving east, as it was registered in Montana in 2015 and then on to New York. By 2017, the BMW had put on just 1,426 miles under 300 miles a year! A pre-delivery inspection was completed in November of 2018, ensuring that the Z8 was on the button and ready for a new owner.
In 2003, Motor Classic Magazine selected the Z8 to be the Classic of the Future in the convertible category. Given its worldwide appeal, loyal enthusiast base, and strong value, this has certainly proven to be true. Offered today is one such fantastic BMW Z8, not only for its stunning black on black color combination, but most importantly its limited mileage and excellent original condition.
To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
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Classic Car ID101091850
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