2002 BMW Z8 Roadster
2002 BMW Z8 Roadster
Similar to the BMW 507, the newly revised BMW Z8 body was built entirely of aluminum, but this time with modern space frame technology for utmost rigidity, also consisting of all-aluminum suspension components. The powerful 4.9L V8 engine (shared with the larger M-Series M5 sedan) produced 400 horsepower and 370 lb. ft. of torque through a smooth shifting 6-speed manual transmission! Considering the car was perfectly designed to provide an equal 50/50 weight distribution, comfortable 2-seat passenger compartment, and nothing left off the creature comfort list, the Z8’s weight was shaved down to only 3,494 pounds to provide one of the most adrenaline-charged rides one could buy in the early 21stCentury! Even Car and Driver Magazine test results showed the Ferrari 360 Modena couldn’t match this little rocket in acceleration, braking, and handling! Finished in highly desired Titanium Silver over Black leather interior! Fully featured to include air conditioning, power 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, Xenon headlamps, color matched auxiliary hardtop, power folding soft top, chrome exterior power sport mirrors, power windows, heated seats, full driver instrumentation, 18” silver painted alloy wheels, aluminum door sill plates, keyless entry, Anti-theft alarm system, dual vanity mirrors, and so much more!
This 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster began life selling new from the luxurious Midwestern Auto Group based out of Dublin, OH in December 2001, likely as a lease vehicle. It accumulated only 1,014 miles during the first three years of life before selling to the second owner through the Toy Barn, also of Dublin, OH, in March 2004. This second owner was located in the East Hamptons, NY where the car would be driven regularly during summer months for the next 12 years. Always serviced and maintained at Country Imports BMW located in Southampton, NY through 27,960 miles. The final and most recent collector, Evergreen Historic Automobiles, purchased in August 2016 and added only 870 miles to the odometer exercising it these last couple of years. Upon arrival to the St. Louis Car Museum, we performed a full service to include all new drive belts, new engine oil/filter, engine air filter, fresh cabin air filter, new power steering reservoir hose, flushed brake fluid, along with new trunk support struts, cleaned MAF sensor, and upgraded steel oil pan drain plug insert. A truly outstanding example throughout, is has been wonderfully maintained since new! This 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster has beautiful paint without any paint work history, very clean interior leather, and complete with factory boot cover, windscreen, tool kit, both keys, original manuals, and clean CarFax report. These cars are not only very exciting to drive and enjoy, they have also proven to be very robust and dependable for collectors who also enjoy actually using their investments! These are incredibly fast, naturally-aspirated V8-powered cars, which are making a slow departure from the sports car market these days. The growl from the exhaust is exhilarating! A swiftly accurate manually-shifted 6-speed transmission and the simplicity of an interior with instrumentation catering only to the driver’s eye really make for a visceral driving experience! And yet, you have all the creature comforts you desire, and nothing more. It just begs to be driven! I guess the BMW slogan said it better as “The Ultimate Driving Machine!”