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    Pre-production replica BMW Z8 Roadster Auction

    Christie's is auctioning a pre-production replica BMW Z8 Roadster made for the movie "The World Is Not Enough". The online auction ends October 8, 2012.

    From the listing...

    Silver with black interior. Engine; 350 Chevrolet V8 ZZ4 crate motor. Gear Box; Tremec 5 speed manual. Suspension; Jaguar front and rear. Brakes; Hydraulically Operated Disc and drum with discs on the front and inboard discs on the rear.

    The BMW Z8 was first produced in 1999 and, at the time of filming, BMW only had a prototype shell and a running test car ready, so provided Propshop at Pinewood Studios with the shell and designs to make replica kit cars for the film. The bodywork was moulded from BMW's prototype shell and was made in two pieces to eliminate gaps in the hood and trunk. As the team had only eight weeks to build the car, any unnecessary extras were removed.

    Two kit cars and one shell were made for the film. The shell was destroyed during filming; the other surviving car remains in the possession of EON Productions and is on display at Bond in Motion, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu until December 2012.

    This vehicle is not sold as a means of transport and no promise is made that the vehicle is of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose or roadworthy. If the successful buyer subsequently decides to use the vehicle as a means of transport, he/she is responsible for all tests and repairs and any other legally required formalities that are necessary to convert this vehicle from a collector's item to a roadworthy vehicle.

    http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/m...2-41ddd686e105
         

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    To much money for the spare parts.
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    Its not even spare parts. It would be just a cool sculpture for someone with a large collection and area to properly display it.

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    Z8 Millennial Monster hayvenhurstkid's Avatar
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    It is currently at 40,000 pounds with five days left in the auction. Pre auction high estimate was 35,000 pounds so it is doing rather well.
    Marty

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    Z8 Millennial Monster hayvenhurstkid's Avatar
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    Wow! Now at 55,000 pounds!! Today is 50 years to the day that the first Bond film Dr. No was released.
    Marty

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    This must be a collector! 50 years already...I still remember Ursula Andress after 50 years :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayvenhurstkid View Post
    Wow! Now at 55,000 pounds!!
    Wow is right, $89K USD! Then again, you just need two bidders who are interested.
    My Best,

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    Z8 Millennial Monster hayvenhurstkid's Avatar
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    60,000 pounds with a little over one day remaining in the auction.
    Marty

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    Z8 Millennial Monster hayvenhurstkid's Avatar
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    Sold for 70,000 pounds, twice the high auction estimate!
    Marty

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    Wow, that's an expensive paperweight!
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    Probably someone who cannot afford a real one :-)
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    Probably just a big bond fan who thinks it will have long term value... Who knows, he could be right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcal View Post
    Probably just a big bond fan who thinks it will have long term value... Who knows, he could be right?
    If not ....he still got a nice hen house
    Ton
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