The Z8 is the fastest car I’ve ever driven. Such superlatives create a special place in one’s heart, and this Bond car is no exception. While it doesn’t get mentioned much these days, it was a true beast when it came out and can still cause uncontrollable laughter as it chirps the tires in 3rd gear and takes off with the wonderful roar of the late, great S62. Styling is tame in the face of ubiquitous flame-surfacing, but refreshingly classic thanks to aping the general design of the incredible 507. The back end is quite simply my favorite stern of any car, with perfect roadster proportions with aggression and class to match its mechanicals. Today’s example has a museum-worthy 15k miles, but a museum would be such a waste of that glorious wide-open sound.
Nothing too interesting from the seller, but the numbers tell the story. Other examples with reasonable miles can be had for under $75k, but this Z8’s lack of use demands special treatment in the form of $114k. That’s a mere 12% depreciation from the original MSRP of $130k, and soon enough that number should change to appreciation. Appreciation is a fitting word here, of both the form of a fantastic BMW and my thanks for having the opportunity to wring one out one sunny afternoon!