BMW Z8

BMW Z8


Brand:
Bmw
Type:
Z8
Color:
Titanium Silver Metallic
Interior:
Black
Year of build:
2002
Price:
€ 195.000,-
 

 

  • The iconic modern successor to the 507
  • A splendid example of BMW’s limited-production retro-inspired Roadster
  • National version, newly delivered in Germany
  • A very well maintained example with a variety of invoices available
  • Attractive Blue on Black combination
  • Sublime looks and superb performance
  • A very highly collectible BMW, we think will be a treasured asset for years to come
  • Only 2 owners since new

‘In truth, the Z8’s visual charisma is so powerful that just sitting in this car with the engine off is more fun than driving many other cars. Then when you press the starter button set apart, also a tribute to the past  another level of excitement begins.’ Car & Driver

In recent times many motor manufacturers, particularly those with a significant sporting heritage, have felt the need to reference iconic models from the past when launching their latest.

BMW introduced its quirky Z1 Roadster with roll-up doors in 1988. Next on the scene was the mass-market Z3 in 1995. The Z8 arrived in production from 2001. 

The three cars could not be more different in their design, engineering, and intention. 

However, like the Z3, the Z8 was chosen to star in the newest James Bond film, The World is Not Enough, where it unfortunately met an untimely end!

Inspiration for the Z8 came in 1993 when BMW’s Wolfgang Reitzle and Bernd Pischetsrieder attended a party at the factory where a vintage BMW 507 was displayed. 

The duo liked what they saw and decided that, one day, they would try to repeat the trick. Conceived under code Z07, a team from BMW Technik GmbH developed a concept car that was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1997. 

All Z8s were fitted with BMW’s silky smooth and powerful 400-horsepower 4.9-liter V-8, as used in 5- and 7-series models, while backed up by a Getrag six-speed transmission from the M5. 

The limited-production model went on sale in 2000, with 5,703 examples built.

 

ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE

This splendid example of BMW’s limited-production retro-inspired Roadster was delivered in 2001 in Holland.

A special but nice detail is the fact that the only 2 owners of this car have lived approximately 5 kilometers from each other in a little village called Blaricum in Holland.

The car was bought by the 2nd. owner  via the BMW dealer but during the delivery the 2nd. owner found out that the car was only changing street and garage.  

Unfortunately the last owner passed away and that’s the reason why this impressive Z8 is on the market.

This iconic BMW Z8 has been perfectly maintained over the years and is in a wonderful condition. 

It has covered 72.000 kilometers since new and is finished in a very beautiful (James Bond) color scheme of Titanium Silver with a black interior.

The aluminum bodywork presents beautifully and the 507-inspired interior is in very good condition, with its luxuriant hides showing minimal wear. 

It has beautiful paint, a very clean interior leather, and the car is complete with factory boot cover, windscreen, tool kit, both keys and even the Motorola Startac telephone.  

 

CONDITION EXTERIOR

The exterior condition of the BMW is shortly to describe as close to perfect. The paint has a beautiful deep gloss and it’s hard to find signs of use.

It’s clearly visible that this car has been since new a collectors car.

 

CONDITION INTERIOR 

The interior color of the car combines extremely well with the exterior color. It’s a very chique but sportive combination.

The 507-inspired interior is in a nice condition with no excessive wearing on the seats, trim or carpeting. 

The wearing signs are small and very acceptable for a car from this age.

The seats as well as the complete interior looks beautiful, one can see that the car has been treated as a collectors car.

 

DRIVING EXPERIENCE

The BMW Z8 was driven by 007 in the movie “The World is Not Enough”. So therefore this Z8 fits our collection very well next to the Aston Martins.

When we personally think of the nicest ever built BMW, then we think of the 507 Roadster. Built in between 1956 and 1959.

By looking at that model and by comparing this to the Z8 we have to conclude that it is unique that BMW was able to make a car which has the same special looks in the year 2000. 

The BMW Z8 is in every aspect a dream. A dream to drive, a dream to look at and actually for us personally a dream to own. 

These cars are very exciting to drive, but they have also proven to be very robust and dependable for collectors who also enjoy using their investments.

The Z8 is incredibly fast and handles great. 

A swiftly accurate manually-shifted 6-speed transmission and the simplicity of an interior with instrumentation catering only to the driver’s eye.

And yet, you have all the creature comforts you desire, and nothing more. 

This Z8 is a highly collectible BMW, and we think will be a treasured asset for years to come.

 

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