2002 BMW Z8
FUTURE BLUE CHIP CAR
Jaws dropped when BMW teased the Z8 roadster at the 1997 Tokyo Motor show. While clearly embracing the legacy of the storied ’50s-era 507 roadster, the automaker carefully layered in levels of sophisticated engineering befitting a flagship vehicle. It’s easy to see how the wide egg-crate grille and front fender ports invoke the 507’s design, but modern headlights and a contemporary back end hinted at something more.
Black Horse Garage has been the caretaker for the past couple of years. This garage-kept, well-maintained, one of 926 examples produced in 2002, is finished in jet black with a black leather interior. With fewer than 15,000 original miles, it includes the factory hardtop, the original accessories, and an accident-free clean Carfax. The vehicle has been fully serviced and detailed with no expense spared, including a nine-year ceramic coating using the European-based Gtechniq EXO products.
Whether you’re looking to add to a collection or want a unique weekend drive, this 2002 BMW Z8 fits the bill. Every model was mainly hand-built on a unique assembly line at the company’s Munich factory. Accenting the Henrik Fisker-designed body are Xenon headlights and five-spoke 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Inside, the crisp cabin features retro brushed aluminum or polished steel accents and welcoming black leather sport seats with individual six-way power adjustments. Additional equipment includes air conditioning and a ten-speaker Harmon Kardon audio with a six-disc CD changer. Driver-focused systems include satellite-linked navigation, a power-adjustable steering column, and a push-button start.