RM Sotheby’s, the auction house will be selling Steve Jobs’ BMW Z8, the silver-over-black roadster at its upcoming “Icons” event in New York on December 6. Here comes the opportunity for someone who wants to own the car which the late Steve Jobs owned.
The documentation of the car includes the service invoices along with the “pink slip”, which is California’s registration. This has Steve Job’s name and at his personal residence. (There is a legendary aspect of the car, 400 horsepower BMW Z8’s purchase suggestion).
The listing said, “According to legend, Jobs was convinced to buy the Z8 by Larry Ellison the iconoclastic CEO of Oracle, who enthused to Jobs that the car was a paragon of modern automotive engineering and ergonomics.”
It cost $128,000 when new, and is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $400,000 at auction.
Steve bought this model of BMW on October 6, 2000. The car model BMW Z8 was the 85th overall Z8 ever produced, and the 67th customer car. Again the car was with Jobs till 2003 and sold to the current owner who has put the car to auction.
Interestingly, the car was sold and repurchased by the current owner and he rode it less than 1,000 miles each year. The car has all important original documents, owner’s manual, service records and even the CDs for the navigation system. It also has its original Motorola flip phone which surprisingly Jobs had not like much when he owned it.
For a period of the last 17 years, the car has been driven just 15,200 miles from new. The ‘JOBS Z8‘ license plate was registered by the current owner.
The car had a suggested price of $128,000 before options in the United States, and used models typically sell for anywhere between $400,000 and over $600,000.
The auction begins December 6 at Sotheby’s “Icon’s” event featuring supercars from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Jaguar, and other marques.