<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379

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Lot 103
2002 BMW Z8
Design by Henrik Fisker

Sold for US$ 184,800 inc. premium
2002 BMW Z8
VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
Design by Henrik Fisker

4,941cc 32-Valve DOHC V8 Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
400bhp at 6,600rpm
6-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Rare and exclusive limited-edition model
*Stylish Henrik Fisker designed aluminum coachwork
*Supplied with Hardtop, Books, Tools, and Z8 coffee table book
*Striking Titanium Metallic over Black interior


THE BMW Z8

"That this new car, the Z8, is scorchingly fast comes as no surprise. It employs the potent 400-hp M5 powertrain, which endows the M5 sedan with the acceleration of a Corvette. Weighing about 500 pounds less than the two-ton M5, the Z8's performance is beyond question." – 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 has proved adept at exploiting this "retro" trend, commencing in 1996 with the Z3 Coupe and convertible, the styling of which brilliantly recalled its fabulous "328" sports car of pre-war days. Its next effort along similar lines—the "Z07" concept car of 1997—took its inspiration from the post-war Alfred Goetz-designed "507," a luxurious limited-edition roadster which, despite its sublime looks and superb performance, all but bankrupted the struggling German company.

The sensation of the 1997 Tokyo Auto Show, the Z07 was received so enthusiastically that BMW decided to press ahead with a production version: the Z8. Some of the Z07's less practical features were deleted, including the four-spoke steering wheel, "double bubble" hardtop, and driver's headrest fairing, but for the most part, the Z8 remained remarkably faithful to the original concept. For instance, retaining 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. Car & Driver was moved to remark, "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."

The Z8's body paneling and spaceframe chassis were fabricated in lightweight and corrosion resistant aluminum, while the 32-valve 4,941cc V8 engine—shared with M5 saloon—was built by BMW's Motorsport division. With 400bhp on tap, the Z8 raced to 100km/h (62mph) in 4.7 seconds and only the built-in rev limiter stopped it from exceeding 250km/h (155mph). Power reached the run-flat tires via a Getrag six-speed manual gearbox. Needless to say, the Z8 also came with all the modern appurtenances one would expect of a flagship model: traction control, stability control, front and side air bags, GPS navigation, climate control, power operation of the seats, and steering wheel and convertible hood all being included in the package.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completing production at the Munich-based Bayerische Motoren Werke in October of 2001 as a 2002 model-year car, this Z8 was one of just 2,543 Roadsters destined for the U.S. market. The first owner purchased the vehicle in Ohio and would maintain possession for nearly 10 years. Over this time the vehicle gained the largest portion of its mileage, was registered to California, and later New Hampshire. Eventually in 2012, the second owner took custody of the BMW while the car was in New England, using the car sparingly over the next five years. The vehicle's third owner was, again, a New Hampshire resident who took ownership in 2017, but would only have the retro-roadster for four months before the current owner purchased the vehicle. Remarkably, just about 7,400 miles are currently displayed on the dashboard.

As one would expect from such limited use, this Z8 appears in very good condition. Finished in the attractive combination of Titanium Silver Metallic over soft sport black leather, both inside and out show with the most minimal signs of wear. This BMW carries many of the extras that accompanied the vehicle upon delivery: the hardtop, boot cover, wind stop, tool kit, owners and service manuals, an entire set of keys with leather pouch, and even the Z8 coffee table book.

The Z8 hails from an era many consider to be a high-water mark for BMW. Its combination of a potent, torque-rich V8 and retro styling will ensure that this Roadster will continue as a desired collectable. This stunning Z8 presents in wonderful condition and should be seriously considered by any true BMW enthusiast.
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<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
<b>2002 BMW Z8</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13412AH61379
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