<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917

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Lot 59
2002 BMW Z8 Roadster
Design by Henrik Fisker

US$ 225,000 - 275,000
£ 170,000 - 200,000
2002 BMW Z8 Roadster
VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
Design by Henrik Fisker
5.0-Liter M-Power 32-Valve V8 Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
400bhp at 6,600rpm
6-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Less than 9,500 original miles and just two previous owners since new
*Highly original and well-preserved example in iconic livery
*Offered with Hard Top and a host of factory accessories
*A timeless and powerful BMW collector car


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 1956, BMW released the 507, a stunning two-seat Roadster that delivered exhilarating performance, luxury, and rarity, which 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 4,941cc V8 engine was aluminum as well, a 400-horsepower power-plant 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 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 2003, 5,703 of these fabulous cars had been built.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This stunning BMW Z8 Roadster was completed at BMW's impressive Munich-based manufacturing facility as a US market car during August of 2002. The new BMW Roadster would enter the US though Port Hueneme, California, and the first owner is recorded to have taken delivery in November of 2002 in the state of Nevada. By 2004, the Silver Z8 had gone back to California, where the second owner took delivery in the Saint Helena area, at which time about 5,000 miles was recorded on the odometer. The car is believed to have remained with this California-based owner until acquired by the consignor - a Danish enthusiast and car guy through and through - and the highly original BMW Z8 Roadster has since formed part of his impressive collection of sports and special interest cars based in Reno, Nevada. Being that the only options available were exterior and interior color choices, this Roadster is equipped with one of the most visually appealing combinations of Titanium Silver over Black Nappa Leather, the same color combination used in the majority of BMW's Z8 press releases. Holding true to their motorsport roots, BMW only gave this car the ideal driving experience, consisting of 3-pedals connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox, powered by the potent M-Power V8 engine.

The Z8 retains its factory-delivered hard top and many other factory accessories. The aluminum bodywork retains its factory applied paintwork, and no accidents or mishaps are reported or apparent. The body panels are arrow straight and the paintwork is beautiful, emblematic of a cosseted life of carful ownership. The interior shows extremely well, and really compliments the Titanium Silver exterior color perfectly. The Carfax report on file has recorded consistent mileage readings. Just 9,444 original miles are recorded on the odometer at the time of cataloging, and the overall condition is impressive due to the life of the car being spent in well-maintained surroundings by long-term owners.

This particular Z8 is a great opportunity to acquire low mileage, meticulously maintained example of BMW's retro-modern Roadster, complete with its factory hard top. As one of the most exhilarating and bespoke sports cars to ever come out of the BMW factory, these powerful, stick-shift, aluminum-bodied now classic and highly collectible BMWs are prone to continue their appreciation among car collectors around the world.


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<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
<b>2002  BMW  Z8 Roadster</b><br /> VIN. WBAEJ13432AH61917
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