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    Three coffee table books on ebay NOW ( same seller)

    Somehow or another this person has had five, new in the box, coffee table books. They sold two recently, on ebay. Now posted are the remaining three. There is one black/black and two black/silver. The buy it now price is $1500, per book. That seems pretty reasonable with the box and leather wrap. One might want to ask what the vin on the id plates are. Good luck to any one who needs this precious item.

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    Wow! I wonder how one person came to possess five books?

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    the vin numbers are: 61947,61615, and 61111. Do we know anyone who owns these cars?

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    No, I'd guess it must be either someone connected to a dealership, or possibly BMW NA as it's not easy to come by the books as we all know.

    Of those three cars only 61947 appears in our history, seen here for sale in 2012 at EAG, curiously with it's book.

    That owner last visited the board in 2014, so my guess is that car has been sold on, and oddly EAG seem to have deleted their profile, though they show up as active in the forum CP they haven't visited since 2019.
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    My new "baby" was dropped off last night. Will post pics on the registry page. It came with the book, but the wrong VIN on the book!! My VIN is 61379 and the book's is 62106. The book is in perfect condition (boxed, leather, etc.). I contacted the seller, who has two other Z8's for sale to ask if he had the correct book. He is going to look. Neither of the other two are 62106. Would really like to get the right book...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadMansCurve View Post
    My new "baby" was dropped off last night. Will post pics on the registry page. It came with the book, but the wrong VIN on the book!! My VIN is 61379 and the book's is 62106. The book is in perfect condition (boxed, leather, etc.). I contacted the seller, who has two other Z8's for sale to ask if he had the correct book. He is going to look. Neither of the other two are 62106. Would really like to get the right book...
    Maybe you could get all three numbers and post here. My car is 61486 and the book I have is 60206. Would love to get a match!
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    The seller listing the other two Z8s (and from whom I purchased mine) is Cool Classics in Nevada.https://www.coolclassicsinternationa...?clearall=1the VINS on his cars are 61917 and 61306. Not sure what books he has yet for those, but he is checking and I will try to report back...
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    I have book 62016 and car 60508.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    That owner last visited the board in 2014, so my guess is that car has been sold on, and oddly EAG seem to have deleted their profile, though they show up as active in the forum CP they haven't visited since 2019.
    I heard that Eric at EAG passed away (motorcycle accident, I was told). Maybe that’s why they’ve deleted their profile?
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    There is a coffee table book on ebay as we speak, for car 60466. If you're out there it ends on Monday. It's for a silver car with a black enteriorOn another subject. I bought a red/crema Z8 back in June. It is now at EAG in Cincinnati getting a thorough going over. What experiences have you all had with EAG? Things are going really well. Mike Kent and Rodney have been very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. I've had my share of cars and rebuilt a couple but when it comes to the newest technology....well it's way over my head. I wouldn't begin to try and play with the headliners. There are so many little nuances I'm unfamiliar with. Please chiefdoms in with your experiences.

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    I am glad to hear EAG is continuing on after the unexpected and terrible loss of their founder.

    eBay can be a tough to search site sometimes. This will save time;

    BMW Z8 Owner's Book w/VIN plate Only Available to Owners w/Purchase! RARE! | eBay
    2000 Red over black
    heavily modified for performance. Although, not to the level of GM's car

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    the lsat line should read.....please chime in with your experiences......sorry for the typo

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    That's a very fair price for someone in need of a book!
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    relisted with a lower price...these were selling for a few hundred more a couple months ago
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    Does anyone know Alex Preston, in Texas? He is listed, in the community table, as the owner of a silver/black Z8, in Texas. The car that is registered to him is 61507. The coffeee table book for this car is on ebay right now. If Alex is not the owner, as of this date, does anyone know who does own this car? It would be nice to reconnect the car and book.

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    How about that ! The book 61306 should have been included in the car I just bought at the Quail in Carmel two weeks ago. Pirates!

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    the link to the ebay doesnt work and I cant find it

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    AH61507 (Silver) book - eBay item #363876805658
    AH60895 (Topaz) book - eBay item #115521878707

    Different sellers, but both with Buy It Now prices of $2k
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    I have been told that it is possible to get the front cover sticker/matching VIN reproduced.

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    I reached out to Mr. Preston. He sold his Z8 to Mark Motors a few years ago. I called Mark Motors and gave them the vin. Maybe they can reconnect the book to the new owner of the car. I got an offer to buy the #61507 book , a few weeks ago, for $1400. You could probably buy it for $1200-1400. I looked in our community records and could not find an owner for #60895.

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    Bigpoppa; look on ebay under the listing bmw z8. The go to the subtitle COLLECTIBLES...... The book is listed under the title.......... customer leather owner's book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ///M Blitz View Post
    I heard that Eric at EAG passed away (motorcycle accident, I was told). Maybe that’s why they’ve deleted their profile?
    Wow, that's terrible news! https://insider.hagerty.com/trends/eric-keller/ Yes, he died while riding a motorcycle. I remember years ago talking to Eric as they had the race engined Z8 for sale when I opted to purchase my Dinan S3 Z8 instead. I stopped riding years ago when I realized it was not a question of if but rather when something would happen. As Andrew can personally attest, we are far safer in our Z8. I love the rush of riding a bike but the price is just too high for me. I prefer not to play Russian roulette. RIP Eric

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    The Heart Transplant Team at my hospital referred to motorcycles as “donor cycles”

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryG View Post
    The Heart Transplant Team at my hospital referred to motorcycles as “donor cycles”
    Geez, that's stomach turning

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    Simply makes the point that motorcycles are inherently dangerous.
    When I was a kid a close friend had a Triumph Bonneville. While driving it on the highway I experienced intense fear and never again got on a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryG View Post
    Simply makes the point that motorcycles are inherently dangerous.
    When I was a kid a close friend had a Triumph Bonneville. While driving it on the highway I experienced intense fear and never again got on a bike.
    I remember how Lawrence of Arabia ended. Not in war or in battle, but on a bike....

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    Great movie!

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    there is a coffee table book with the box, on ebay right now. It's interesting that the picture is for a red/crema car, but the leather wrapping is black????The bidding is starting at $300. It will need a new id tag and maybe a picture. Is anybody biding on this??

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    That is odd, the black leather for a red/cream car

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    I am bidding on the coffee table book, that is for a red Z8. I do not need it, but am trying to preserve it, should one of our forum members need it. I have bid $500. That is as high as I will go. If someone on our forum is also bidding to buy this for themselves please let me know and I will bow out. If you are bidding against me please let me know, too.

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    If you can get it for that price its an absolute bargain, they're usual in the 1500-2k range!
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