<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573

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Lot 188
2001 BMW Z8 Roadster
Design by Henrik Fisker

Sold for US$ 181,000 inc. premium
2001 BMW Z8 Roadster
Design by Henrik Fisker

VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573

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

*Less than 2,500 miles from new
*James Bond film "The World Is Not Enough" Livery
*Offered with Hard Top and a host of factory accessories
*One of the best preserved examples in existence


THE BMW Z8

In 1956, BMW released the 507, a stunning two-seat roadster that delivered exhilarating performance, luxury, and rarity and 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 spaceframe chassis. The 4,941cc V8 engine was aluminum as well, a 400 horsepower powerplant that motivates this lithe roadster to 60mph in a scant 4.2 seconds. 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 (US) launch price of over $128,000, initial demand was so high that a bidding war broke out, with many Z8s selling for well in excess of that figure. By the time production ceased in 2003, 5,703 of these fabulous cars had been built.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This incredibly well-presented example of BMW's retro-inspired flagship has covered fewer than 2,500 miles from new. The roadsters original owner has taken meticulous care of this Z8 over the years; as a result, it remains in factory fresh, showroom condition.

The aluminum bodywork is finished in its original Titanium Silver Metallic paintwork over a fitting black interior, identical to the car used in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. The body panels are arrow straight and the paintwork is essentially flawless, emblematic of a cosseted life of garage storage. The interior shows as if the car was brand new, and really compliments the Titanium exterior color perfectly. Overall, this is one of the finest Z8s around. There is a host of accessories accompanying the car, including the hard top, cover, Tonneau cover, tool kit with gloves, coffee table book, front license plate frame support, window sticker, first aid kit, wind screen, leather key fob, and the selling salesmen's business card.

This particular Z8 is a great opportunity to acquire a pristine, ultra-low mileage, meticulously maintained example of BMW's retro-modern roadster, complete with all factory accessories. This incredible roadster stands above all others and is without a doubt, the own to own.

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<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
<b>2001 BMW Z8 Roadster</b><br />VIN. WBAEJ13451AH60573
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