Arguably one of the finest designs of the 21st century, the BMW Z8 was none other than the work of Henrik Fisker. Inspired by the achingly beautiful BMW 507, it was designed with exclusivity, quality, and attention to details in mind, and it shows. As with many bold and futuristic designs and concepts, the Z8 wasn’t a success for BMW in the early 2000’s. Through the years, this controversiality turned into admiration and love, as the car aged like fine wine, both technologically and from a design point of view.
The Z8 not only captivates collectors and enthusiasts of fine automobiles thanks to its stunning body, but also for its engine and driving qualities. Powered by the naturally aspirated M-engine borrowed from the M5 E39 of that time, coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission, and with a body mainly made of aluminum, it was easy to fall under the charm of this comfortable roadster.
The Z8 was built on a special production line within BMW’s Munich facility. In total, only 5,702 examples left the factory between 1999 and 2003.
Presented here is our BMW Z8 Roadster, chassis WBAEJ11060AF77956, previously owned by one of the most important tech-entrepreneurs and part of the south of France collection. Finished in Titansilber over a Nappa red/black leather interior, it was delivered on the 11th of May 2001 through BMW Annecy Aravis Automobiles. The car remained in his collection in France until we acquired it, and is without a doubt one of the lowest mileage BMW Z8’s on the market. The original service book shows a brake fluid change on the 12th of January 2015 and an oil change on the 22nd January of the same year, both carried out at BAC Monaco S.A.M..
The car has been exceptionally preserved over the years and comes with its original hardtop and its socle, its original books, manuals, charger and car cover, as well as a set of two keys and a workshop key. Its prominent ownership, originality and low-miles makes it the best BMW Z8 on the market today and a great opportunity to invest in the finest example of a future classic.