This 2002 BMW Z8 is one of 62 examples finished in Bright Red over Crema Nappa leather and is powered by a 4.9-liter V8 paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes 18″ staggered-width forged wheels, a beige soft top, neon turn signals and brake lights, heated and power-adjustable seats, a radar detector, and a six-disc CD changer. The car was sold new by Braman Motor Cars of West Palm Beach, Florida and later spent time in South Carolina, Arizona, and Texas before moving to Pennsylvania in 2007. Subsequent work has included replacement of the tires, fluids, the oil pan, and a tail light. This Z8 is now offered by the seller on behalf of its late owner’s estate with manufacturer’s literature, a soft top cover, a wind deflector, a tool kit, service records dating back to 2007, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Pennsylvania title.
The exterior of the Z8 was designed by Henrik Fisker with inspiration from the 507 model of the 1950s, and this example is finished in Bright Red (Hellrot 314). Equipment includes a beige soft top, xenon headlights, neon tail lights, side vents incorporating BMW badges, chrome mirror housings, and dual exhaust outlets. The left tail light was replaced in June 2011, and the seller notes a foggy left headlight lens, spots of touched-up paint, and that license-plate mounting holes were drilled in the front bumper cover. Photos of paint meter readings can be viewed in the gallery below along with images of VIN-stamped stickers.
Staggered-width 18″ forged-alloy wheels wear Michelin Pilot Sport 4 A/S tires, which show 2020 date codes are were installed in March 2021. The front thrust rod bushings were replaced in 2015, and an alignment was performed in May 2019 along with a brake fluid flush and adjustment of the handbrake.
The cockpit is upholstered in Crema Nappa leather (P1CT) with matching carpets and floor mats. Amenities include heated and power-adjustable seats, a banjo-style steering wheel, a six-disc CD changer, a Valentine V1 radar detector, and leather-wrapped roll hoops. The factory stereo was replaced with a remanufactured component in 2010, and the trunk lid shocks were replaced in 2018. The seller notes scratches on the piano black interior trim, discoloration of the rear-view mirror, stains to the carpeting, and a broken clip on the back of the driver’s seat. A satellite radio receiver is installed in the center console, however the screen is broken and the seller does not know whether it works.
Instrumentation includes a 155-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock, and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The digital odometer shows 23k miles, approximately 6,500 of which were added since 2007.
The 4.9-liter S62 V8 was shared with the E39 M5 and was factory rated at 394 horsepower with 368 lb-ft of torque when new. Maintenance since 2009 carried out by Faulkner BMW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has included routine oil changes, the most recent of which was in March 2021 when the battery and oil pan were replaced. Results of an inspection of the shock towers and frame for damage conducted at the same time are shown in the gallery, with no damage found.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. Additional underside images can be viewed in the gallery.
The Carfax report shows four owners, history in Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, and no accidents or other reported damage from April 2002 through March 2021.
The car is supplied with manufacturer’s literature, a tool kit, three remote key fobs, a fender cover, a soft top cover, a wind deflector, and service records dating back to 2007.
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