The collector car potential has been guaranteed from day one

BMW Z8 2002

The Z8 was a break from tradition that BMW had not attempted in many years, perhaps even since the M1. It was more than a heavily modified production car; it was an entirely new roadster, based on the Henrik Fisker-designed Z07 and paying homage to the iconic 507 of the fifties. Just like the 507, the Z8 was an exclusive and limited production sports car, of which only about 5,700 examples were built, each sporting the highly acclaimed 4.9-liter, 400 bhp V8 from the previously introduced M5 sports sedan. It was even the choice of the world’s most famous secret agent, James Bond, driven by Pierce Brosnan in The World Is Not Enough.

In comparing the Z8 to its competition from Ferrari and Aston Martin, Car and Driver’s Csaba Csere remarked, “the company isn’t called the Bavarian Motor Works for nothing. The Z8’s builder could also just as easily be called the Bavarian Clutch and Transmission Works, judging by how smoothly those two driveline components do their jobs.”

[heading style=”1″]Parts would be available for 50 years[/heading]

This particular Z8 was purchased new by the seller in 2002, finished in Titanium Silver Metallic with a black Nappa leather interior. Since that time, it has only been driven 112 miles and was always well maintained. Its specifications are extraordinary, to say the least – an aluminum space frame, electronic throttle valve control and eight individual throttles as well as M Driving Dynamics Control. The interior cradles the driver in electrically adjustable seats and a retro, banjo-type steering wheel. The car has a navigation system and multi-information display as well as a harman/kardon sound system with 10 speakers and a six-disc CD changer. Like all Z8s, the automatic soft top also comes with a color-matched Titanium Silver hardtop.

The collector car potential for these Z8s has been guaranteed from day one. In fact, BMW assured its new owners that a stockpile of parts would be available for 50 years to repair and maintain the Z8s. This virtually brand-new, low mileage car is one of the best examples of these modern-day classics.

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