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  • Silver // Black...................................1,895 built

    99 34.38%
  • Silver // Red-Black.............................1,262 built

    42 14.58%
  • Silver // Crema..................................16 built

    1 0.35%
  • Silver // Crema-Black..........................9 built

    0 0%
  • Black // Black....................................667 built

    33 11.46%
  • Black // Red-Black..............................342 built

    17 5.90%
  • Black // Crema...................................229 built

    13 4.51%
  • Black // Crema-Black...........................331 built

    13 4.51%
  • Topaz // Black.....................................135 built

    8 2.78%
  • Topaz // Crema...................................138 built

    23 7.99%
  • Topaz // Crema-Black...........................37 built

    2 0.69%
  • Topaz // Red-Black...............................8 built

    0 0%
  • Red // Black........................................137 built

    4 1.39%
  • Red // Red-Black..................................77 built

    10 3.47%
  • Red // Crema.......................................62 built

    7 2.43%
  • Red // Crema-Black..............................15 built

    2 0.69%
  • Stratus // Black....................................114 built

    3 1.04%
  • Stratus // Red-Black..............................12 built

    4 1.39%
  • Stratus // Crema...................................46 built

    6 2.08%
  • Stratus // Crema-Black...........................23 built

    3 1.04%
  • "BMW Individual" color or combo..............124 built

    3 1.04%
  • Individual 2-tone Stratus // Ivory..............11 built

    0 0%
  • Individual 2-tone Silver // Black................7 built

    0 0%
  • Individual 2-tone Silver // Carbon Black......1 built

    0 0%
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  1. #376
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    oooh, that has always been my favorite. Isn't there a stratus/beige car somewhere (here)?
    I was going to swap seats to the BMW performance seats but was told they would not fit. Love those seats, too bad. Heres a pic for anyone unfamiliar with them.

    If anyone with a stratus car wants to trade.......
     

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    Ha, a bit of a disjointed post. I saw the dinan car with the different seats and that got me thinking about seats in the middles of my response to stratus.

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    Those seats look amazing. Won't fit because of the airbag maybe? Can they be ordered from BMW? What car are those in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcal View Post
    Those seats look amazing. Won't fit because of the airbag maybe? Can they be ordered from BMW? What car are those in?
    Z8 air bag or seat air bag?

    to me it looks like the bottom bolsters are too wide for the Z8

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    I think the deal is, U.S. dealers can not order them so they must be euro spec only. Maybe has to do with testing regs and not enough quantity to meet some requirement.
    I have asked again, now that this thread got me thinking, what exactly is the reason they will not fit in Z8. Will let you know, or better, I will start a new thread under mods so as not disrupt this one. John

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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    The two tone tail lights do look nice on the stratus.
    +1

    I love them on all the colors.
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  7. #382
    This isn't a Z8, but it gives a pretty good feeling for what the mysteriously missing Chiaretto Red would have looked like on our cars. This is a Jaguar color called Opalescent Maroon, but it is very close to BMW's Chiaretto Red.
     
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    Ok, so it's not the real thing but looks very close to Chiaretta Red.
     

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    I've seen it on an M5, and it's more brown...close to that E-type. The render is a beautiful red.
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    Man z8 owners missed out with no chiaretto

    ...orinocco green + matching interior would be another great z8 combo

  11. #386
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    Riverflyer,
    My 2002 Z8 is Stratus/Crema. There are three others noted on this site (dwz8, Flick & lgouger).
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    Red looks good with Alpina wheels
       

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    One of the rare two-tone cars in Madrid...
       

  14. #389
    It really isn't a very attractive scheme when seen from this angle.
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    I agree completely. Just does not do it.

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    i think it's the black car that doesn't work well, the grey one with creme works much better #repost
             

  17. #392
    I'd still call it more odd than exquisite.
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    The side is kind of cool, reminds me of a Route 66 era Corvette. Not a fan of the front end treatment, however.

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    Found another red Alpina! This one is in Dusseldoft, Germany.
       

  20. #395
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    Did non-Alpina Z8's ever have body colored mirrors in any production years? Here's a red car with red mirrors and Alpina wheels for sale in Germany.

    http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat...eatures=EXPORT
         

  21. #396
    That's an odd hybrid, a Z8 with Alpina rims and mirrors, but if it has Alpina suspension it'll be a winner!
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    Not sure if this is factory or a repaint but it looks like silver and white. Not crazy about the two tone at all but if it's the real thing it has to be quite rare.
       

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    A pair of Alpina's in rare colors... stratus and Alpina blue
     

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    Alpina blue with tan top
     

  25. #400
    That's interesting, the UK cars get the US rear valance for the larger UK plates, I'd never noticed that before.
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    The photo looks like topaz, not alpina blue?

  27. #402
    They're very close, but I can see the slightly lilac hue is there, especially in the smaller shot on the right.
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    The small shot on the right is a different car. Look at the blue in the rear liscience plate area... That is alpina blue (ish). So it's not that the hue is off on the whole pic. .????

  29. #404
    I'd guess that the small pic is the same car with the hardtop on, I don't think there'll be that many blue Alpina's in the UK.

    The difference between the two is pretty subtle...
     
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    Not exactly a "what's my color" car but still very unique. Saw this on the Z8 facebook page. It's described as a car that was "upgraded" by BMW Individual. Anyone know the owner/story?
           

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    If my memory serves me right, it has a Hamann rear diffuser and exhaust.
    2003 Z8 Silver/Black AH62031 (Sold)

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    Hi Carmen, it was me who wrote this on the Facebook page :-) I visit the car dealer who sells the car because I was curious too. It appears to be a "normal" Z8 sold in Germany, exported to Belgium and now to Holland. The sales person told me that the car went to the "Individual" department were the seats were retrofitted and the the door sills probably too. I did not start the discussion about NOT being a Individual because the sales person was not very interested. So it is a sales gimmick ....and I hope a future buyer will keep his eyes open because the price is 20 to 25 euros to high ...and that is rather a lot of money for 2 seats and a 2 door sills. @Kevin: it has also a Hamann exhaust
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    The more I look at those seats, the more I like them. The foam on my seats will need to be replaced in the next couple years...I think I'll take this pic to my auto interior guy and see how many thousands he wants to do something like this.

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    Nice tops!!! They didn't come from BMW this way but they sure look good.

    New fabric tops from here...

    http://www.ck-cabrio.de/verdecke/cab...eck-2000-2003/
       

  35. #410
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    Those really do look nice!

  36. #411
    Ohhh, those really are nice!
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    I really like the red, but I'd hate for it to go pink after some sun fade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcal View Post
    Those really do look nice!
    Ian - You too may have one that color. You haven't ever seen your top, have you?

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    Ha! Rarely..... I've been told its black. Now that my wife has been joining in the fun, I have unfortunately been using it more lately. A tan top woul be fun.

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    This group needs a red car!!!

    More photos here...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ganisch...7634406105380/
     

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    Nice looking stratus car in Dusseldorf with 20" motorsport wheels
       

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    Nice find Zilver. Did you notice the interior color?

  43. #418
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    The color matched wheels look awesome (IMHO). Perhaps the best combo I've seen on a z8.

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    I agree Norcal !! Looks awesome. The HyperSilver looks good too and I am sure Black would look good. Not sure if the color matched Red or Topaz would look as good though -- yikes!! (Although, the blacked out on a Red would probably look good)
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  45. #420
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    Lowered suspension too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawz View Post
    Nice find Zilver. Did you notice the interior color?
    Looks like it might be black. Hard to tell with all the reflections in the windows. The body colored wheels do look great on this car.
     

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    Stratus with beige top...
       

  48. #423
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    Wow! That is gorgeous. Makes me want to replace my black top!
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    Another variation of the factory two-tone
         

  50. #425
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    Not a bad combination....maybe we cold arrange an exchange here ;-)
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    CHROME wish there was a better shot...
     

  52. #427
    I always wanted to see one wrapped that way, wonder where's the plate from?
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  53. #428
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    I think Japan
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    Looks like it's got a "wing" and different lower side & rear section "cladding". Shame to mess with a beautiful shape like that.
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    Maybe a Hamann car?
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  56. #431
    I'm guessing it's a Hamann special, as all those parts, and the twin exhausts are Hamann.

    The palm trees and odd third world looking architecture made me think this was in one of the Gulf states, the plate looks likes it's Arabic text, and for fun you can see a whole lot more chromed cars in the Gulf states here in this dedicated site! http://chromeautos.blogspot.com
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  57. #432
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    Andrew, you are right: the picture is shot Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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    Nice shot of a stratus with beige roof car...
     

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    Stripes again! Doesn't look like the same car from the bottom photo...
       

  60. #435
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    I think it is the same car but exported from Germany to Switzerland Vice Versa. Not my cup of tea
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  61. #436
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    The stripes are too far apart. Even if one were to do stripes.

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    Here's a pair of Hamann cars that I found... have always seen them in silver. Not crazy about that rear spoiler or rear valance on the car.
       

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    I think this z8 has brown leather seats:
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  64. #439
    The hoops and cabin backing are all still black, which looks a bit odd.
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    Topaz with M6 wheels looks great
     

  66. #441
    Here's an interesting visualization of a red car with silvered upper and lower grilles from one of the EU for sale sites.
     
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    I like it!

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    On a black car it looks better....IMO the red does not need extra attention
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  69. #444
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    A super clean topaz/black car... is it someone's car from here?
     

  70. #445
    Never seen that car out and about.
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    A very nice black/crema Alpina with an interesting trunk lid roundel. I had no idea they were the same size!
       

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    I wonder whether the roundel included in the box with each "Book" was intended to give the owner the opportunity to swap out the standard BMW roundel with the Z8 identifier. Could it have evolved from BMW's decision to eliminate the Z8 call-out that apparently was on the rear bumper of the prototype cars?

    Bill

  73. #448
    That's interesting, I had never thought they'd be the same size either. I have no idea if it was planned, or just a coincidence of standardized ordering of parts from suppliers.
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    I'm not a big fan of the blue and white roundels. I was thinking about changing the hood and trunk roundels out for a black and white set. The Z8 roundel looks great on the trunk...I'll take a look at the one included with "the book", but it might be worth ordering a new one rather then removing anything to change the book and its presentation.

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    Here's an old picture of the Z8 safety car. It looks good in white
     

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