2000 BMW Z8
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Please note that a Vehicle Inspection Checklist performed by BMW of Houston North has been added to the Additional documents section.
Please note that, as commented, the BMW Z8 was not available with a limited-slip differential.
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2000 BMW Z8 Driving Video
2000 BMW Z8 Exterior Walk-Around
2000 BMW Z8 Interior
2000 BMW Z8 Cold Start
2000 BMW Z8 Hard Top Walk-Around
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Inspired by the timeless Albrecht von Goertz-designed 507 of 1956, BMW's Z8 model of some four decades later represents both a worthy successor to its illustrious forebear and arguably a pinnacle of retro-inspired car design. Featuring a bespoke aluminum chassis clad in a svelte two-seat roadster body of similar material, the Z8 was powered by the same “S62” 4.9-liter V8 engine as the contemporary E39 M5; a unit appropriately sharing the same basic architecture as its 1950s counterpart, albeit with almost two liters of engine capacity.
The M5 powerplant afforded generous power and torque figures of 394 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque respectively which, when allied to the Z8's comparatively modest weight of 3,494 pounds, enabled it to accelerate from rest to 60 mph in just over four seconds, en route to an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph. Near-perfect weight distribution and an ultra-stiff stressed skin chassis ensured that the car's dynamic capabilities matched expectations; Car and Driver magazine noted that the car enjoyed superior acceleration, braking, and handling to the hitherto class-leading Ferrari 360 Modena. Styling of the car was entrusted to highly-rated Danish designer Henrik Fisker, who had previously been involved with the design of the original E30 M3 and the Z8's immediate predecessor, the Z07 concept car. Historic references and deft design touches abounded on his new charge; the car's heavily sculpted body-color dashboard and BMW-badged front fender vents being but two areas noticeably redolent of the 507.
This car is part of the George Foreman Collection, which comprises over 50 cars from the 1930s through today, with a focus on American classics and late-model sports cars.
Offered from The George Foreman Collection
A single-owner example retained by George Foreman since new
Offered with just 4,659 miles
One of just 37 finished in Topaz Blue Metallic over a Crema/Black interior, one of the rarest color combinations produced
All-aluminum spaceframe with aluminum body panels
Powered by a 5.0-liter aluminum block V8 producing 394 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque at 3,800 rpm
Six-speed manual transmission
Zero to 60 in “under 5.0” seconds with a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited)
Full Nappa leather interior including but not limited to: seats, door trim, upper and lower dashboard, and steering wheel
Fully automatic soft top
Harman Kardon audio system
Full three-stage paint correction, detail, hard top headliner replacement, and battery replacement conducted by Dr. D’Tail in January 2020 at a cost of $2,446
New fuel pump assembly, fuel filter, fuel sensor unit, and headlight washer caps installed in November 2023 installed by BMW Houston North at a cost of $5,174.41
Clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report
Double VANOS variable valve timing
50/50 weight distribution
Dynamic throttle control
18 inch light alloy wheels
Xenon low-beam headlights
Body-colored instrument panel, lower door panels, center console, and steering wheel cap
Electronic cruise control
Four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS
Electric sport seats
Power telescoping steering column
Electronically adjustable, heated, chrome side mirrors
“Start engine” button
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
Rollover protection bars
Six-disc CD changer
Please note that the vehicles in The George Foreman Collection have been in long-term static storage and will benefit from additional mechanical attention prior to being driven. Bidders are encouraged to review the Additional Documents section of each lot for any recent mechanical service rendered to help return certain vehicles to running condition. Additionally, bidders should carefully review the photos of each lot in the collection, which may highlight the oxidation of metal components certain vehicles sustained as the result of a garage fire caused by a golf cart battery in March 2019. Although none of the vehicles sustained fire damage from the fire itself, the negative cosmetic effects of the corrosive soot vary greatly from vehicle to vehicle and can be observed in the photo galleries of each lot. All lots are sold as is, where is, and bidders are responsible for any desired diligence before placing a bid.
Corrosion of the interior and exterior brightwork
Door sill kick plate scuffs
Paint chips on the left-rear corner of the hardtop
Small paint chip on the passenger door
Driver’s seat back panel detached
Driver’s door storage compartment lid is detached
Body-colored hard top
Serilized BMW Z8 coffee table book
Crema and black leather covers
Hard top tool
Completed in Munich, Germany in April 2000, this rare Topaz Blue BMW has been under the care of The George Foreman Collection from new. It features a clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report and a scant 4,659 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging.
A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle.
Contact: Cason Vogel Phone: 904.504.7848 email: email@example.com
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