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    Alpina Reserve not met


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    I wonder what the reserve was? 250?

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    A flawless red on red 2002 Z8 just sold for $180,000 plus buyers premium. The car has 12,000 miles and was stunningly beuatiful. Prices have definitely come down in the last few months.
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    Everything goes in waves, but the Z8 has now firmly established its place in the classic car market, so in the fullness of time I believe it's going to maintain its value against the rest of the market.
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    That Alpina looks like the same car that sold at the Hollywood Auction in Amelia Island last month. I believe the sale price was $230k at Amelia.
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    in Coral Gables, Florida DirkZ8's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPChan View Post
    That Alpina looks like the same car that sold at the Hollywood Auction in Amelia Island last month...
    It sure does, black on black, but different car; the one at Mecum was #233 and the one in Amelia was #267.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirkZ8 View Post
    It sure does, black on black, but different car; the one at Mecum was #233 and the one in Amelia was #267.
    Good catch Dirk. I thought maybe they were one and the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjunco1054 View Post
    A flawless red on red 2002 Z8 just sold for $180,000 plus buyers premium. The car has 12,000 miles and was stunningly beuatiful. Prices have definitely come down in the last few months.
    Manuel
    The standard Z8 is an exceptional car and if you asked a sports car enthusiast if he would like that car with less horse power, softer suspension and an automatic transmission many of those enthusiasts would laugh at you. The small production numbers of the Alpina doesn't compensate for the fact that it is less of a sports car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meauxmo View Post
    The standard Z8 is an exceptional car and if you asked a sports car enthusiast if he would like that car with less horse power, softer suspension and an automatic transmission many of those enthusiasts would laugh at you. The small production numbers of the Alpina doesn't compensate for the fact that it is less of a sports car.
    And all this time I thought I was a true enthusiast. Who knew?
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    I suspect this argument will rage on "forever." Different stokes for different folks.
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    Indeed, but the limited edition numbering and superior handling of the Alpina will always make it a favorite in it's market segment. The Z8 has always been a GT, not a track rat, so it really comes down to the choice of the driving experience you want.
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    In keeping with the roadster feel, IMO the car is far far better as a six speed manual.....particularly now as manual gearboxes are disappearing from the marketplace. It's all about driver involvement. BTW, I like Jeremy Clarkson, but he is bone head wrong at times and the Z8 was a car he was flat out wrong on. I ran into Simon Cowell and we talked about his Eagle....the car Clarkson was so enamored with. Simon said Clarkson was full of it and he ended up selling the car having found it not as Clarkson had claimed in his review. Put Alpina suspension on the Z8 with a manual gearbox and you have the perfect car...fun like an old school roadster yet with modern conveniences and practicality....and a trunk larger than any exotic car I know of, including GTs like the Aston Martins.

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