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    About the Z8 Book...

    Ahem: As you know, the highly coveted Z8 book is no longer available.

    Ah, but: Interesting development here at Mondo Condo. First, I will be looking for the owner of one of two Z8s; I have the VINs, but not right in front of me, or I could start now. I'll do my research and get back to you.

    If one of those owners is among us, I will have some good news.

    If not, then there will be some good news for somebody else! Stay tuned!

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    Pairing owners with their original books is a wonderful thing to do, good for you!
    Andrew Macpherson

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    My friend who is a big car collector, and I am talking big as in BIG, told me all proud, almost with a certain sense of victory, that when he sold his Z8 many years ago, he kept the "book wrapped in leather".
    Friends don't always agree with each other. I guess he regrets selling his Z8.
    Dirk

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    Who has AH60201 or AH60810?

    All I know about these two cars is that they have black interiors.

    Is one of these your car?!

    If so, would you like to have the right book for it?! I may be able to make that happen!



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    AH60201: titan silver

    AH60810: black

    Ton
    1 of the 71 original Dutch sold cars (jetblack/red)

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    A couple of years ago I snapped up a "Book" on Ebay, complete with box, wrap, etc. at a very good price, originally matched to a silver/black Alpina. Lo and behold, I was able to identify and make contact online with the owner through a manual search of the forum registry. Much to my surprise, he had no interest whatsoever in obtaining the matching number "Book" for his car. It wasn't an issue with price (the dialog never got that far), he just didn't want it. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink!
    Bill

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    Thanks, ZedAcht. I am not sure the color of the car is critical, since both of the books I have are wrapped in black. But it would be nice if the one I'm offering goes to a car that would match the polaroid print, nicht wahr?

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    nicht wahr?


    Genau! (spot on)
    Ton
    1 of the 71 original Dutch sold cars (jetblack/red)

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    My car is black with a black/crema interior. Would that work?

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    "My car is black with a black/crema interior...."

    Ideally, then, you would want a créma book. But since the books are no longer available, we take what we can get!

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    Unfortunately, I never have seen my book for #AH60477 (Silver/black). However, I now do have the hardtop and the boot cover I needed!

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    Hmm. Are you saying that you have a silver-over-black car, but do not have the book?

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    Bill Stuart sent me a book with VIN AH60789 Silver/Black for my European (AF77642) Silver/Red, and I tried to do some research on that car, but what I got was that it was totaled. My European Z8 was purchased in Italy by the original owner (Dallas, TX) who sold it to me. The car has 7700 miles. I'm curious if BMW could help find the dealer in Europe that sold the car?
    Manuel
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    2001 Z8 60430 (Silver/Red)
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    Hello Manuel,

    you can contact BMW Group Classic in Munich they have the info and will help (if you pay a small fee )

    here's the one I have of my E30 M3


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    BMW AG stopped(!) with issuing these heritage certificates for the Z8. Last year I did a search on a very rare Book for the Shamu to find the current owner of this 1 of 19 build car and BMW AG was able to produce the name of the delivery dealer.
    Ton
    1 of the 71 original Dutch sold cars (jetblack/red)

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    That's such a crazy coincidence, I owned 60789 for all of a month, and it is the car that actually taught us about the frame damage. I bought it as a 50,000 mile off lease vehicle for 80k with the idea of turning into a project Z8, but then discovered the frame damage, and returned it to the dealer who'd sold with a very stern letter from my lawyer. They just swapped it out for another car in their stock, and I never heard of it again. However all the original shots of the messed up shock tower crowns were from car #60789.
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Small worl indeed, to now find the book for 60789.
    My Best,

    Ed

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    That is a small world indeed. Bill Stuart sent me the book about 3 years ago. I will still reach out to Classic BMW to see if they can help me locate the dealer in Italy that sold the car to Mr. Ewing in Dallas. Since Mr. Ewing bought it through a third party he never got the information on the dealership. He was just glad to get the car.
    thanks,
    Manuel
    Manuel Junco
    2001 Z8 60373 (Silver/Black)
    2001 Z8 60430 (Silver/Red)
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    2014 535i daily driver
    2016 M4 GTS

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    Who has AH62235 Alpina Z8, Black / Black?

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