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    I want that car for a "project"... any way to figure out who has it? J?rgen? What do we think it's worth? $20-30k?

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    Looks to be a US spec car by the rear bumper. Strange looking single car accident, I guess either he fell asleep at the wheel, or was forced off the road by an oncoming overtake gone wrong.
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    So what do you think it's worth? How do we find it?

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    Dunno, but it's in Germany so getting it here will add around 20k to the project cost, I say wait for the right one to come up here, it'll be a cheaper start.
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    PS: did you check these - not sure how up to date it is, but it says it's updated daily...
    http://www.salvage-cars-for-sale.inf...w/z8/for-sale/
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    I'll check those out

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    If you're just looking for a parts donor, this could be something to investigate. If you're looking for base for your Le Mans project, I wouldn't feel to confident about a rolled car.
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    Here's another salvaged titled Z8 I've seen on eBay...
    http://www.data.bmrparts.com/ads.asp?ad=AD3569&type=63
    I believe the asking price 2-3 times the $20K - $30K target you're seeking for a project car.
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    This car went to an unsuspecting buyer in Germany a long time ago.
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    in Coral Gables, Florida DirkZ8's Avatar
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    The driver lost control on a slippery road and ended up in the ditch, up side down. He walked away only slightly injured.

    The worst part ... it wasn't even his own car !
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirkZ8 View Post
    The driver lost control on a slippery road and ended up in the ditch, up side down. He walked away only slightly injured.

    The worst part ... it wasn't even his own car !
    Does the report on this accident include the driver's condition after telling the owner of the Z8 that his car was destroyed? Amazing!

    Thanks for the information.

    PS: I believe Martin's comment was directed at my post regarding the salvaged Z8 in Sacramento CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDEZ8 View Post
    I believe Martin's comment was directed at my post regarding the salvaged Z8 in Sacramento CA
    Gotcha. Deleted.
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    Correct. The silver/red car was sent to Germany and the buyer did not realize it was a salvage.
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    Argh, that's so sad, and really does show the value of having a car properly inspected before sale/purchase.

    Dirk, how were you able to discover all that about the accident, if you don't mind sharing. Great info, and I'm just curious by nature. Do we have the VIN on that car?
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    @macfly: read this www.wiesbaden112.de

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    Quote Originally Posted by ///kai View Post
    @macfly: read this www.wiesbaden112.de
    Thanks for the post, using Google translator I was able to piece the story together! Beyond the accident what struck me was the last paragraph indicating that enthusiasts in Germany are now willing to pay more than the original selling price (? 122,700) for the Z8. Just another data point to validate the return of the US designated Z8s to Germany.
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    More pictures. This article cites the car having dealer (red number) plates.
    http://www.gtspirit.com/2012/02/17/c...wn-in-germany/
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    For the sake of history here's what we know...


    A BMW Z8 landed on its roof on Monday around 12:15 during an accident near Rambach, Germany. The sports car was heading to Naurod, when the driver lost control of the car. It went off the road, crashed into the embankment and flipped upside down into the ditch.
    The 30-year-old driver was lucky. He only had minor injuries and was able to free himself from the vehicle. He was taken to a hospital.
    The car was fitted with summer tires and red number plates. The police estimates the damage to the vehicle at ? 50,000.


    It looks like a US car with some an custom exhaust system (Hamann?) and 20" (BBS?) rims. This is the second US spec car we know of to have been destroyed in the rain in Germany, the first was on it's to its new owner from the port about 16 months ago.
     
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    I think 50,000 euros would be a drop in the bucket? If the frame is OK, then MAYBE, but how to fix the windshield frame/surround? That is part of the frame.

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    I'd say it's totalled by looking at it, that's easily 150k damages.
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    US Z8 crash in Germany........

    Driver is unharmed, damage on Z8 estimated at 50000 euros....

    http://www.autogespot.com/nl/item/13...duitsland.html


    Anyone knows who the owner is....?

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    I merged this over to the existing thread. Thanks for spotting a new link.
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    It is impressive how well the hard top held up after a roll over.

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    Frame

    What about the frame issue. Did it have the PP installed?

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    Ya, sure! Shock towers are the least of their worries!

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    Hard to tell, but the gap between the hood and fender seems uneven.
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    I would think the whole car is totaled. I wouldn't want it unless it got a complete new frame.

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    Don't think even BMW in Germany could repair this one properly. It's a parts car IMHO.
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    Agreed. I wonder what condition the motor is in.

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    Too bad about those taillights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redz8 View Post
    Hard to tell, but the gap between the hood and fender seems uneven.
    Quote Originally Posted by DirkZ8 View Post
    Too bad about those taillights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ///M Blitz View Post
    Stop it, you guys are killing me.
    Debris in the radiator?
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    Flashlight still holding a charge?

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    Looks more like 5w30, not 10w60.
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    The good news is that the dash didn't de-laminate....probably.

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    I'm willing to bet that the back of at least one seat has popped.
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    Hey... you have 1 back-up bulb out!

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    Top string tensioners may still be good as the hard top was on....
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    I think I see the rear view mirror leaking.
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    Not to be a softy... But, is anybody concerned about the driver and possible passenger?
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    Being the only face obscured, I've assumed the person in the beige coat was the driver.
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    I think thats right.

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    He had very minor injuries.
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    Impressive. Btw- I think The Book survived also

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    The headlights came through unfogged....
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    With it lying there upside-down, you can see the CDV has been removed?

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    LOL. I sure hope he used 10W60.

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    I blame the BBS rims
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Baillie View Post
    I blame the BBS rims
    Not heavy enough?
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    Love the new avatar!! :-) I just wish there was a BMW in the running to beat the red car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    Love the new avatar!! :-) I just wish there was a BMW in the running to beat the red car!
    Indeed. When BMW left F1, I lost some of my interest.
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