<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283

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Lot 110
2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster

Sold for US$ 203,500 inc. premium
2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster
VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283

4,800cc 32-Valve DOHC V8 Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
375bhp at 6,600rpm
5-Speed Steptronic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Fewer than 16,800 miles
*Factory hardtop included
*Just one owner from new
*Number 280 of just 555 cars built


THE BMW Z8

In 1956, BMW released the 507, a stunning two-seat Roadster that delivered exhilarating performance, luxury, and rarity that remains one of the most coveted BMW models ever produced. At the 1997 Tokyo Auto Show, BMW displayed a stylish retro-inspired concept car, the Z07. The Henrik Fisker-designed concept was initially intended to merely exist as a sole concept, however the incredible reception and overwhelmingly positive acclaim spurred the decision to put it into limited serial production in 1999.

The resulting Z8 remained remarkably faithful to the Z07 concept, with the 507-like twin-nostril front grille and distinctive front-wing vents. A period-style interior had been one of the Z07's most remarked upon features, and that too made it into the Z8, including a banjo-style steering wheel. The sleek and taught bodywork was all wrought in aluminum, as was the space-frame chassis. The V8 engine was aluminum as well, with massive torque and horsepower figures. Needless to say, the Z8 was fitted with all the luxury appointments befitting a flagship model: traction control, stability control, front and side air bags, GPS navigation, climate control and power operation of the seats, steering wheel and convertible top.

Along with being a stunning, hand built limited-production Roadster, BMW further enhanced the Z8's appeal to collectors by announcing that a 50-year stockpile of Z8 parts would be maintained. Despite a hefty launch price, initial demand was so high that a bidding war broke out, with many Z8s selling for well in excess of MSRP. By the time production ceased in 2002, 5,703 of these fabulous cars had been built.

With production of the Z8 completed by November 2002, for 2003 the Z8 was replaced by the limited edition Alpina V8 Roadster. A new, softer grade of Nappa leather replaced the Z8's less supple specification, and special Alpina gauges were featured on the dash cluster. An Alpina steering wheel with three solid spokes replaced the original, and larger Alpina wheels were fitted.

In the United States, this special edition Z8 was sold directly through BMW dealerships, marking a first for Alpina, whose cars had never been sold through retail channels in the U.S. Only 555 of these Alpinas were built.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Alpina V8 Roadster, one of just 555 examples produced worldwide and 450 for the US market, was completed at the BMW works in February of 2003. The new car first landed on US shores on May 27th, 2003, when it arrived with US customs in Port Hueneme, California, and has remained in the Golden State ever since. The new BMW V8 Roadster was sold new from BMW of San Francisco BMW in September of 2003, to the first and sole owner the car ever had. The CARFAX report on file records dedicated service and maintenance by BMW of San Francisco, starting with a first service in October of 2004 at 245 miles. By July of 2005, the Alpina V8 Roadster had just 1,591 miles, yet came back for another service. This one-owner car's mileage is very carefully recorded on the CARFAX, with recorded readings nearly every year since 2003 until today.

Most recently, the car received a thorough cosmetic freshening by renowned San Francisco-based Cars Dawydiak. The wheels where refurbished to get rid of any scratches or imperfections, and the front and rear bumpers painted. The balance of the bodywork was touched up as needed as wheel. The Silver Metallic paintwork, complimented by the unmistakable 20-inch Alpina multi-spoke wheels, accentuates the sleek BMW 507-inspired bodywork. The interior is swathed in black with a body-colored dashboard. The car is optioned with a lovely silver hard top, making the car very usable in any climate. This rare German convertible has less than 16,800 miles from new, and is ready to be driven and enjoyed by its just second owner.
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<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
<b>2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13423AH62283
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