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      04-27-2023, 02:14 PM   #1
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Is the Z8 BMW's most collectable car? Driving the rare 90s Bond car

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For me, peak BMW design here with the gorgeous Z8.
Jonny from The Late Brake Show drives the car 20 years after production ended.

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Is the Z8 BMW's most collectable car? Driving the rare 90s Bond car 20 years after production ended. In this video Jonny Smith gets to finally drive a Z8 Roadster for the first time, 20 years after its three year production run (with over 5700 made) came to an end. When new the Z8 was fairly misunderstood, cost over 86,000 in the UK and was LHD only. It also shared almost nothing with the Z3, or any other BMW in the range. Yet now this E39 M5 engined, all-alloy retro homage to the 1950s 507 model has become a car connoisseur's vehicle. Is the Z8 BMW's best sports car? Jonny tries to understand what the collector's fuss is all about this
90s James Bond car 20 years after production ended.
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      04-27-2023, 03:08 PM   #2
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If I had mad money to burn on things no-one really needs, I'd go with the 507.
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For me, peak BMW design here with the gorgeous Z8.
Couldn't agree more, for me, it is the perfect car.
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      04-28-2023, 11:31 PM   #4
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He neglected to mention that Fisker also designed the VH Aston Martin Vantage. A very very gifted designer.

Love the Z8. Absolutely beautiful and special car.
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It's no wonder that the BMW Z8 has become a must-have classic car for car collectors across the globe. From its all-alloy retro homage to the 1950s 507 model, to its E39 M5 engine and its eye-catching aesthetics, the Z8 is a timeless classic that is sure to appreciate in value over time. But what makes the Z8 truly special is its ability to take on any terrain and any weather condition. With the right set of all-terrain tires and a reliable suspension system, the Z8 is truly a car that can take you anywhere. So if you're looking for the EDIT for your Z8, look no further!
Yeah, lets spend $150,000 to $250,000 for a beautiful sports car then go off roading in it.
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My buddy has a Z8 sitting in his warehouse. Ill try and snap some pics of it next time I am there. It looks amazing in person. Stay tuned.
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Yeah, lets spend $150,000 to $250,000 for a beautiful sports car then go off roading in it.
By quoting the spammer, you've kept their spam link alive
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It certainly meets all criteria for past collectible BMWs:

*Two Doors
*Very Expensive when new
*Produced in limited numbers
*Very difficult for dealers to sell when new

Nothing explains why currently the Alpina version (automatic) is eclipsing the stick-shift in value—other than rich people can't be bothered shifting? Or it belies the true nature of the car as a boulevard-cruiser for profiling rather than actual spirited driving?

No question of it being beautiful and the rapid increase in value of the 507 over the past decade certainly doesn't hurt it, either!
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      05-02-2023, 07:24 AM   #10
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A few for sale in Canada, the prices are climbing.

https://www.autotrader.ca/cars/bmw/z...gaAi3iEALw_wcB
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Last year I saw one one parked on the street in New Orleans, filthy and looking unloved. It's always surprising to see a rare vehicle being daily driven like a 25 year old Tercel.
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I would have said an original M1.
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One of our execs got allocated one of these, and the dealership totaled it on a service visit. They replaced it with a later number, and they gave him a 760iL as the story goes to compensate. Believe he sold it for $250,000 over a decade ago.
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I had the Kyosho TWINE version, very affordable at the time lol. Even they have increased in value, I see they sell for about double what they were new.
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It definitely is a beauty, but Id have to go for the 507 if I had the choice. Here is the Z8 at the factory museum in South Carolina.
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A couple more Z8s to enjoy.
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507, OG 328, and M1 are all more collectible than the Z8. Maybe even a Sport EVO.

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I drove beside one in Los Angeles a week ago. It certainly caught my attention. Maybe I squealed a little.
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The Z8 original MSRP was around $130,000. So a low mileage Z8 for sale in 2023 for $250,000 is not a bad purchase as it just a few $Ks over the early 2000's MSRP when adjusting for time value of money.

And just a tick faster than the E86 M Coupe
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My local dealer has one on the showroom floor. Was there today and still looks great.

I also own the Fisker designed Aston Martin... another great looking car...
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