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    multiple car owners

    Howdy friends. Got the idea the other day that I might like to change Z8 colors. Could be a wrap, a swap or sale/buy. Then I thought I really don't want to sell my car set up with all the dinan mods, quaife, brembos, eisenmann etc.
    What about a second Z8(a small, troublemaking voice says)...totally impractical of course but! How many of you have had the thought and have any of you acted on it?
    If so, did you get a low miles keeper or a high miles driver?

    Unlike some of the car I have, the z8 brings out such joy and admiration of its beauty and never any animosity or other base reactions that Ferraris and Lambos bring. Astons are much the same way, a much friendlier interaction with the public. I often wonder why this is so?
    John

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    John, I know there are a few of us that have more than one, not me. It seems for various reasons. Not a crazy idea at all! Hopefully they'll chime in and give you the low-down. What color would you like? Perhaps an alpina?

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    I've had a series of them, but always found it a bit of a mixed blessing. On one hand they've been super clean low milage cars that I'm afraid to use, and on the other I bought a beat up off lease car with 50k miles to turn into a project, but that was the car we discovered the frame damage on/through, so it was a mess! I'd say do a wrap to the one you have, and have some fun with it. There's no real plus to getting another one that won't drive as sweet as the one you've done all the mods too, unless you're getting a time capsule car to keep.
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    Fortunately my thoughts exactly John. We purchased the low mileage Z8 a couple years back and really loved driving it. But we also purchased it for investment/enjoyment, so we hesitated putting miles on it. After-all, there are not that many cars out there that you can enjoy and actually make money on. Damn good looking, the driving experience, the looks you note above, and the value are hard to beat. The practicality is another factor - we can get two sets of golf clubs and some luggage in the trunk. Few other cars in this class can do that. Our solution was to purchase a higher mileage Alpina, and what a solution!!! We can put miles on it - a lot of miles with no worries! Another great note, the higher mileage car does not hurt the driving experience. It's still very tight, and quick. These cars are built so well that the mileage does not deteriorate the vehicle like one would be afraid of.

    Go for it, you will not regret it. If you do have regrets, sell it next Spring and make a nickel !!
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    Both good thoughts, thanks. I have thougt about getting a higher miles car and putting all my goodies on it and parking my car but its not really low enough miles (just turned 18k). Guess it might be in 4 or 5 years.
    Wrap might be a good plan, but what I really want is one of the saddle interior cars. Not so easy to make that happen, although I guess not impossible. Has anyone changed out an interior? Cost? Does it hurt the cars value?

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    If you had it done by a real classic car leather specialist, like Aeristo (which is actually owned one of our owners) I don't think it would hurt the value at all, what I'd do is maybe get a really nice car, low miles, black-whatever, then respire the body, as the black chassis can carry any color, and redo the interior. A really good respray and releather will run at least 80k, so it's only worth doing to a mint car, and keeping it mint. That means your car is the one to use and drive, and the 'special' remains a show car for very occasional use.
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    What do you think an interior would cost, no respray?

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    I'd seriously give Christian a call at Aeristo and ask him, I'll PM you his mobile.
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    What about a high mileage car, and send it off to BMW classic for a full restoration? New color, new color interior, about 85k? Plus shipping? To my knowledge nobody has done it yet.

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    The cost of a full off frame resto at Classic would likely run around 250k with shipping, so I'd really reserve that honor for a low mileage accident or possibly flood damage cars.
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    Wow, I had no idea it was that much... 80 did seem extremely low, but that was a number I had heard.

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    I'd say it would cost 80 just to do a top notch repaint and releather.
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