You can own the BMW Z8 convertible of the late, iconic entrepreneur and Apple CEO Steve Jobs. On December 6, 2017 the car will be up for auction, with the sale being held by RM Sotheby’s, a specialist car collection auction house, at Sotheby’s headquarters in Manhattan.
“Widely considered by many to be one of the most attractive, yet innovative cars of the 2000s, it quickly became a bona-fide modern collectable,” Sotheby’s says of the BMW Z8.
Jobs bought the silver, “Titanium,” with black leather interior BMW Z8 in 2000. The car has 15,200 miles on it and comes with a BMW-branded Motorola flip-phone built in. The car had two owners after Jobs, who owned the BMW Z8 for three years, and includes the sales invoices and California car registration proving Jobs was the original owner.
The BMW Z8 is one of the few vehicles that has seen an increased value on the used market, regardless of who the previous owner was. This is due to “its beautiful styling,” says Doug DeMuro of Autotrader. “Effectively a modern take on the gorgeous BMW 507, the Z8 is arguably the most beautiful car of the last 20 years — a vehicle that dabbles in ‘retro,’ and dabbles in ‘futuristic,’ and somehow manages to look good doing both.”
Jobs’ Z8 is expected to go for between $300,000 and $400,000 at the auction in December.