Just two owners from new, and driven only 8,501 miles! Outstanding future collectible with many investors already taking notice! Rare Black exterior over Sportsred/Black Leather interior with all original factory accessories included! One of only 524 produced in 2002! A true sports car of the era, and still one of the most entertaining to drive…
Just two owners from new, and driven only 8,501 miles! Outstanding future collectible with many investors already taking notice! Rare Black exterior over Sportsred/Black Leather interior with all original factory accessories included! One of only 524 produced in 2002! A true sports car of the era, and still one of the most entertaining to drive today! Call about this 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster we have for sale!
Designed in secret for nearly nine years, the brilliantly sculpted BMW Z8 (internally coded E52) was loosely based in homage to the BMW 507 of the late 1950’s. Those limited productions, hand-built roadsters produced between 1955-1959 would mean only 252 BMW 507’s could find USA soil. All of which went to people of wealthy means considering their $10,000+ MRSP! Thanks to BMW designers and engineers in the 1990’s, a fresh retro version was sitting on the design pages until 1997, when a concept vehicle hit the Tokyo Auto Show scene nicknamed the “Z07.” Further development into 1999 provided Hollywood, and James Bond, the first seen Z8 for the movie “The World is Not Enough” featuring Pierce Brosnan behind the wheel! The general public could finally have one of their own in 2000, with production ceasing for United States buyers in 2003. Only 2,543 units would ever be available, all of which continue to explode in collectability today!
Similar to the BMW 507, the newly revised BMW Z8 body was built entirely of aluminum, but this time with modern space frame technology for utmost rigidity, also consisting of all-aluminum suspension components. The powerful 4.9L V8 engine (shared with the larger M-Series M5 sedan) produced 400 horsepower and 370 lb. ft. of torque through a smooth shifting 6-speed manual transmission! Considering the car was perfectly designed to provide an equal 50/50 weight distribution, comfortable 2-seat passenger compartment, and nothing left off the creature comfort list, the Z8’s weight was shaved down to only 3,494 pounds to provide one of the most adrenaline-charged rides one could buy in the early 21st Century! Even Car and Driver Magazine test results showed the Ferrari 360 Modena couldn’t match this little rocket in acceleration, braking, and handling!
This particular stunning example has had only two careful owners since selling new in North Miami Beach, FL on August 15th, 2002. It remains 100% accident-free with all original paint, showing just 8,501 actual miles! It traded hands to land into the professional collection of Evergreen Historic Automobiles in August 2016. Finished in highly desired Schwarz Black over rare Sportsred/Black combination leather interior! Fully featured to include air conditioning, power 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, Xenon headlamps, auxiliary hardtop, power folding soft top, chrome exterior power sport mirrors, power windows, heated seats, full driver instrumentation, factory BMW/Motorola cell phone, 18” silver painted alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires, aluminum door sill plates, keyless entry, Anti-theft alarm system, dual vanity mirrors, accessory cup holder, and so much more! Also included will be the original tool kit, BMW battery maintainer, soft top protective window cloth & storage bag, red leather windscreen & black soft top boot cover with storage bag, BMW security lug nuts, and front license plate bracket (never installed). This represents one of only 524 Z8’s built-in 2002, and far fewer in this excellent color combination! You will be hard-pressed to find the exhilarating performance in true convertible roadster form, with a traditional manually-shifted transmission, on the market! Take note collectors, the visceral experience of cars like this are becoming a thing of the past! Please feel free to call with questions, or schedule a chance to review this one in person.
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