10k-Mile 2000 BMW E52 Z8 Roadster 6-Speed

We are pleased to offer this 2000 BMW Z8 Roadster finished in Titanium Silver Metallic over Black Nappa leather.  Designed by Chris Bangle, Henrik Fisker, and Scott Lempert as a tribute to the legendary BMW 507 of the late 1950s, the largely hand-built Z8 was manufactured in limited numbers at BMW’s facility in Munich from 2000-2003.  Featuring an all-aluminum chassis and a 4.9L V8 developed by BMW’s Motorsports Division, the Z8 was well received by critics for its impressive power and handling and went on to become an automotive icon following its role as the hero car in the 1999 James Bond film, The World is Not Enough. This European-spec example was imported and federalized for the U.S. market in December of 2000 by Champagne Imports, Inc. of Pennsylvania.  It came equipped with a removable painted hardtop and desirable 6-speed manual transmission.  Acquired by the current owner in 2015 with approximately 200 miles driven since, this beautifully presented Z8 was recently serviced and is now being offered for auction out of Florida with just over 10k miles showing on the odometer.

The aluminum bodywork of this Z8 comes finished in Titanium Silver Metallic with a black convertible top and removable painted hardtop. The Z8 features unique neon brake lights and sports several styling cues inspired by the classic 507 including its distinctive chrome side fender vents with BMW roundels and chrome exhaust tips protruding from the rear bumper.  Upon importation to the U.S, the headlights were adapted in compliance with road regulations, although the original European-spec amber taillight lenses remain in place.  Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. This example retains its factory 18” Style 59 double-spoke forged light-alloy wheels currently mounted with Bridgestone Potenza RE040 tires dated from 2011.

The cabin is trimmed in Black Nappa leather with Titanium Silver Metallic painted accents on the dashboard, center console, and door panels.  The steering wheel sports a classic design with a painted round center and triple banjo spokes. All knobs, switches, and primary touchpoints are sculpted from aluminum while the factory infotainment system is hidden behind a door located in the center stack.  Driver amenities include remote keyless entry, a push-button ignition, a 10-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system, an auto-dimming interior mirror, and a passenger-side cup holder.  The seller notes that all systems were reprogrammed for the U.S. market including the odometer, radio, and GPS maps.  The driver-side window regulator is reported to be rather slow, although all other gauges and accessories are said to be working properly.

The Z8 carries a 4.9L S62 V8 engine developed by BMW Motorsport which is also shared with the venerable E39 M5. Featuring Double-VANOS variable valve timing, quad hollow camshafts, lightweight aluminum construction, and individual throttle bodies, the S62 was factory rated at 394 HP and 368 lb.-ft of torque. Power is fed to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip differential, allowing the Z8 to reach 60 MPH from a standstill in approximately 4.5 seconds.  In a test conducted by Car and Driver, the Z8 outperformed the contemporary Ferrari 360 Modena in braking, handling, and acceleration.  The Z8 comes standard with Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Brake Control, 4-wheel vented disc brakes, and fully independent suspension with rear coilovers.  An oil change has been recently carried out along with the replacement of the trunk lid struts, repair of a power steering line, and a full 34-point inspection by Debold Automotive in Naples, Florida.  It should also be noted that BMW has committed to maintaining a 50-year parts supply for the Z8 to ensure long-term usability.

This sale will include a painted hardtop and storage stand, a set of two keys, original owner's manuals, a toolkit, first aid kit, and a clean title.  A must-have for any avid European car collector, the BMW Z8 is a modern automotive icon and a beautiful representation of retro-inspired design.  Do not miss your chance to own this stunning 2000 example with just over 10k miles traveled from new.


Auction Results

  • Sold for: $180,810
  • Auction End: 2021-10-07 19:30:00+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 20
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Comments (32)

  • Luc0523 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    ShifWaldo1 Did you have a computer problem or forget to refresh your screen?

  • Schifwaldo1 (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    The last bid was shown as 23 minutes before end. It did not show on my screen until end.

  • TheMoose 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Sold for $180,810

  • TheMoose 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $180,810

  • Luc0523 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    I appreciate your interest in my car. It is a great car that is going to make someone very happy. Since it looks like we have a serious group of bidders here today, I have decided to remove my reserve, meaning someone is going to win this car at the end of the bidding today. Best of luck.

  • Schifwaldo1 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $180,000

  • celsobarison 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $177,000

  • Schifwaldo1 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $175,000

  • celsobarison 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $170,666

  • Schifwaldo1 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $170,000

  • celsobarison 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $165,000

  • TheMoose (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Would very much like to have come to see this before bidding. I am in Naples too - but don't have the time before the end of the auction! GLWTA

  • TheMoose 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $160,250

  • celsobarison 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $160,000

  • Schifwaldo1 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $155,000

  • alan6888hk 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $152,000

  • Schifwaldo1 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $150,000

  • evendrake 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $140,000

  • Luc0523 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    I misspoke in my last comments. Of course this car has a power top. I just uploaded a short video that was taken a few minutes ago. As you can see, the top opens and closes flawlessly and both windows travel up and down during the process as they are supposed to.

    While we were at it, we just took another video of the car going through the gears on a busy highway nearby. I must say, it is a joy to drive. That video should also be available now or in a few minutes. Hope these help you get a good feel for this car.

  • Schifwaldo1 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $135,000

  • evendrake 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $125,000

  • Luc0523 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Good morning Docrida. I planned to have a short video with the engine running earlier but somehow it was overlooked. It is uploaded now. I did not want to over-rev the engine in the video, but you can tell the engine is healthy and powerful and the gauges are all clear and in working order. Regarding the convertible top, there is no video because it is all manual. I guess BMW was weight and space conscious when they designed the car and figured the top was light enough that it did not warrant adding power to it. I keep the top up when the car is not in use (which is most of the time) to avoid getting creases and shiny spots on the canvas. I installed the top new in 2018 and it still looks that way. Hope this helps.

  • celsobarison 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $68,000

  • Docrida (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Beautiful car. A start up/driving video and a video of the roof mechanism in operation would build confidence for potential bidders

  • Luc0523 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Dima815. That is correct. I am uploading a picture from that film with Pierce Brosnan standing against the car. Interestingly, that movie was used to debut the Z8 as it was just going into production. It is my understanding that the Z8 was produced in a deliberate attempt to create enthusiasm and a market for the new line of roadsters that BMW planned to introduce starting after the Z8 run. BMW planned from the start for the Z8 itself to be a collector car. That is why it was hyped up front, produced in limited numbers, and priced at about three times the price of the roadsters to follow. It seemed to be part of a marketing strategy that has worked well for BMW. The roadsters caught on and the Z8 is now a welcomed addition in any collection. I sure have enjoyed the privilege of owning this one.

  • Dima815 1 month, 3 weeksago

    This car was featured in the James Bond movie "The World is Not Enough" that came out around the year 2000. Pierce Brosnan was featured in that film along with the car. The car was stunning then and it is now.

  • ROADRACER33 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • Luc0523 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    We were able to upload a video of the car over the weekend. I encourage you to take a look at it because it provides a fairly detailed look at most of the car. I hope it helps you get a good feel for the car. It is a fine machine.

  • FORMULAONE 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • CJWRacing33 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $55,069

  • CARS458 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Luc0523 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Thank you for your interest in my Z8. I was first attracted to this car by its classic appearance, but after owning it, I can say the driving experience and performance are really outstanding. It is a great car all around.The car has just been serviced and inspected. Everything checks out A-Okay except the driver side window is sluggish. The part to correct that would have been installed but it is on backorder in Germany.The car has a clean Carfax with no accidents reported. Detailed inspection by paint specialists have found no evidence of body or paint work anywhere on the car, even the bumpers. This car is now ready for its next owner to enjoy.

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10k-Mile 2000 BMW E52 Z8 Roadster 6-Speed
Final bid: $180,810 This auction has ended.