Paris

7 February 2018

2001 BMW Z8

  • Chassis no. WBAEJ11030AF79633

Documents: Cancelled Italian Libretto


  • One of just 970 built in 2001
  • Single ownership and 28,500 km from new
  • Full BMW service history
  • Offered with hardtop and stand


The BMW Z8 is one of the most recognisable and collectible sports cars of the last 20 years. After bursting onto the automotive scene at the 1997 Tokyo Auto Show and as a “Bond Car” in 1999’s blockbuster The World Is Not Enough, the spiritual successor to the legendary BMW 507 saw worldwide production of just 5,703 examples between 1999 and 2003.

Offering more than just exclusivity, the Z8 was also exceptionally well engineered with a lightweight aluminium space frame chassis and body panels. This advanced design was paired with the M5-derived 400-hp V-8 engine, and the Z8 bested even the Ferrari 360 Modena in contemporary acceleration tests. The exterior styling, a tour de force of Bauhaus minimalism by Henrik Fisker, helped to create an overall package that caused such a sensation when it was launched, and early demand dramatically outstripped supply.

An Italian-delivery example, this car was purchased new by a multiple BMW Works touring car champion. Presented today in exceptional condition, it comes with a full BMW service history and importantly, is accompanied by its desirable original factory hardtop and stand. In total, the car has covered only 28,500 km from new.

Perhaps BMW’s most iconic creation of the 21st century, the Z8 has already proven to be a modern-day collectible, and this example is outstanding in all regards.





• Fait partie des 970 exemplaires produits en 2001
• Un seul propriétaire et 28 500 km depuis l'origine
• Historique d'entretien complet chez BMW
• Livrée avec hard-top et son support

La BMW Z8 et une des voitures de sport les plus originales et les plus collectionnables de ces 20 dernières années. Après avoir fait une entrée fracassante sur la scène automobile au Salon de Tokyo 1997 et comme "Bond Car" en 1999 dans le film à succès "Le monde ne suffit pas", l'héritière spirituelle de la légendaire BMW 507 a vu sa production mondiale atteindre 5 703 exemplaires entre 1999 et 2003.

Offrant plus qu'une simple exclusivité, la Z8 était exceptionnellement bien conçue et réalisée, avec une structure légère en aluminium sur laquelle venaient se poser des panneaux de carrosserie également en aluminium. Cette configuration avant-gardiste était complétée par un moteur V8 de 400 ch dérivé de la M5, ce qui permettait à la Z8 de faire mieux que la Ferrari 360 Modena en accélération, dans les essais chronométrés de l'époque. Le dessin extérieur, un tour de force minimaliste d'inspiration Bauhaus, était signé Henrik Fisker et contribuait à créer un ensemble qui faisait sensation lors du lancement du modèle. D'emblée, la demande dépassait largement l'offre prévue par BMW.

Livrée neuve en Italie, cette voiture a été achetée par un multiple champion Tourisme de l'équipe officielle BMW. Présentée aujourd'hui dans un état exceptionnel, elle est accompagnée d'un historique d'entretien complet chez BMW et, ce qui est tout aussi important, elle est équipée de son désirable hard-top d'origine et de son support. En tout la voiture n'a couvert que 28 500 km depuis l'origine.

La Z8, qui est peut-être la création la plus emblématique de BMW au XXIe siècle, a déjà prouvé qu'elle était une voiture moderne de collection, et nous en proposons ici un exemplaire remarquable à tous points de vue.

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