- Chassis WBAEJ11010AF77346
- 3 owners from new
- Supplied with original books and tools
- Fresh service by BMW dealership
- One of 3160 European examples produced
- French registration
The BMW Z8
The BMW Z8, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1999, followed a concept car, the Z07, which had been presented two years previously at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of 1997. Their style played the nostalgia card, making an explicit reference to the sublime curves of the BMW 507 from 1956. The Z8 was presented in the form of a roadster with sensual lines, the work of the much discussed house designer Christopher Bangle. It is based on a chassis of the “space frame” type, composed of an aluminium trellis with extruded sections combined with sheet metal cases. Its mechanics, a staggering 5 litre V8 reaching 400 hp at 6,600 rpm and 500 Nm of torque, borrowed from the M5 saloon, took the 1,600 kg to 250 km/h and brought the time taken to get from 0 to 100 km/h to 4.7 s! The front suspension also came from the M5, while the multi-arm rear suspension was closer to that of the contemporary Series 7 saloon. Six-speed manual transmission transferred the power to the rear wheels. The passenger compartment also played on nostalgia, with a dashboard made of composite material painted the same colour as the bodywork, as in the 1950s.This dragster of the road, of which 5,703 units were produced between 2000 and 2003, is a rare and fascinating machine that marked the beginning of the third millennium.
The BMW Z8 we are offering here is chassis WBAEJ11010AF77346. Supplied new to the Italian market, it is finished in the desirable Titan Silver Metallic with black leather to the interior. Its first Italian owner kept the car for over a decade and had the car serviced on a regular basis, as evidenced the service book. Subsequently the car was sold to a German collector who did use it rather sparingly after which its third and last owner made its acquisition in recent years. The car has covered a total of 86,800 km and has always been well taken care of.
Benefiting of its factory hard top, hard top mount, accessories, car cover, original books, pouch, service book and tool roll, this Z8 comes with a fresh service performed by BMW including new disc brakes, new brake pads and new tires.
An ideal car for spring and summer cruising, in excellent condition throughout!
0818 Battery switch
0877 Remote control alarm system
0672 x6 CD charger