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Thread: 2002 Z8 (#61694) Stratus/Black with many Dinan upgrades - $225,000

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    Arrow 2002 Z8 (#61694) Stratus/Black with many Dinan upgrades - $225,000

    RARE Stratus Grey over Black Leather, Super Clean DINAN Z8 with 36,000 miles

    100% Complete Car with All Documentation, All Keys and All Original Books + Paperwork!

    The condition of this car is spectacular! This Z8 has resided in California since it was new! Clean Vehicle History Report. No accidents.

    The Performance Package Front Strut Tower Brace / Frame Support retrofit has been installed.

    Dinan Upgrades (worth $20-25K) Include
    RARE Dinan Lightweight Wheels 18 X9 front + 18 X9.5 rear,
    Dinan Cold Air Intakes,
    Dinan Stage III Engine Performance Software,
    Dinan Stage III Suspension with Sport Springs,
    KONI Adjustable Struts/Shocks,
    Adjustable Front and Rear Sway
    Bars and Camber Plates.
    Eisenmann Stainless Steel Mufflers
    Ultimate Shift Kit.

    If interested call or text Lori at 858-414-4981
                 

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    What a perfectly set up car for a serious driver, wish I had the space and cash, I'd have it for sure!
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Just checking this gem is still on the market.
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    Just checking this gem is still on the market.
    Yes!! It is still available!

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    Lori,

    That is a stunning car. I think I've probably seen it before as I am in Rancho Santa Fe almost every day. I am nowhere near the Z8 expert that Andrew is, but if any interested parties would like a local to take a look at this car, I'd be happy to.




    Gar

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    Thank you Gar I appreciate that offer.

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    Still available?


    Gar

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    Yes, it is still available.

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    Just a heads up to anyone looking. I got a good look at this car recently and it is absolutely beautiful. Lori is very nice and I only wish my buyer could have come to terms. The car looks more like a 5,000 mile car than a 35,000 mile car. Absolutely no evidence of paint or bodywork anywhere. No significant chips or dings. Slight scuffing on lower front valance like most any Z8 out there that's been driven is about the only flaw I could find.

    Anyone buying this car sight unseen will be thrilled with what shows up on the transport truck.

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    This simply stunning car is still on the market, and is really well set up for someone looking for a serious driver to do incredible motoring adventure with. Colorado Grand, tour the Rockies, enjoy the best road in all California, the 96 along the Klamath River Gorge on the way up to Crater Lake. If I was in the market, this is absolutely the Z8 I would buy.
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    Is this car still available?

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    Yes it is still available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slori View Post
    Yes it is still available.
    Seriously, as a collector myself, if someone knows of a better all around sports car that combines beauty, practicality, reliability and enjoyment more than a manual gearbox Z8 I want to know what it is. With a rare combination like your Z8 perhaps destiny is better served by you keeping the Z8 and letting 7.x billion people on earth never know the great pleasure of ownership

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    I'm curious if a Dinan S2 set up like this helps or makes no big difference on overall value.

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    Interesting question. Probably not enough data points for cars sold in this specification to provide a definitive answer. My guess is that for an owner looking to drive and enjoy the car as it was intended, these upgrades would be viewed positively and could add value. On the other hand, it seems like the collector car world assigns the highest valuations to unaltered cars with very low miles, essentially a "virginal" automobile un-defiled by previous owners. Perhaps you can achieve the best of both worlds by retaining the original components for possible future re-installation.

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    It does seem that in the fullness of time the collector market does value the virgin more, but if you are buying the car to enjoy then these mods are absolutely a huge improvement in the seat of the pants fun factor.

    Sadly it seems that as a rule of thumb collectors are not really drivers, they are commodity traders, hence the illogical disconnect for those of us who love and value the best driving experience.
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    Yeah, mine has 30k miles and I'd love for it to be a bit peppier. I'm curious Mac, if 30k mile Z8 fell into your lap today that you planned to use as a sunny day/weekend car (non-track) how would you "upgrade" it?

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    I'd do everything that I listed here, and the Quaife LSD with the 3.64 final drive ratio as it really adds pep.
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    That's a strong endorsement for decisions made over a decade ago. Good to hear. Thanks.

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    https://www.koalamotorsport.com Built my LSD last fall did a great job. I followed macfly advise with the following changes. Built on a topaz 2001 Z8. Did not do the swaybar. Replaced all bushings with new. Installed a lighten fly wheel double clutch arrangement. Did not use Brembo brakes but Stillen rotors with their pads on stock calibers. Very happy with this arrangement. Great for light track days and ease of street use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomster View Post
    Interesting question. Probably not enough data points for cars sold in this specification to provide a definitive answer. My guess is that for an owner looking to drive and enjoy the car as it was intended, these upgrades would be viewed positively and could add value. On the other hand, it seems like the collector car world assigns the highest valuations to unaltered cars with very low miles, essentially a "virginal" automobile un-defiled by previous owners. Perhaps you can achieve the best of both worlds by retaining the original components for possible future re-installation.
    The collector who doesn't appreciate a Dinan improved Z8 is a bonehead. Reality check. This is not one of 50 or so SWB California Spiders. They made thousands of Z8 and these upgrades are just that.....upgrades! Anyone who thinks the Z8 left the factory fully engineered to perfection needs only look at the cost-cutting use of off the shelf BMW sedan brakes. No car the Z8 compared to when it was new had such plebeian brakes. For that kind of money the Z8 should have had Brembos. So if you upgrade to Brembos is that a detraction from value? Only for a "collector" who doesn't know a clutch from a purse.

    What these upgrades do is take the Z8 from a nice car fast in its day to a car that is just plain fast. The full Dinan setup boosted horsepower to 474 (maybe a tad more with upgraded exhaust). Handling tweaks make the Z8 that much better.

    I say let the clueless pay top dollar for a stock, RFT open differential Z8 while the guy or gal who knows their stuff will opt for your Z8.

    This is not some shade tree mechanic upgrade, but a Dinan engineered system worthy of the brand.

    You should keep the Z8 because there really is no better car anywhere than a Dinan Z8. Spectacular looks, German reliability and you've got a car that's got nearly 500hp.

    It's too bad we don't have a Steve McQueen alive for the present generation, someone who they could admire, respect and perhaps emulate.

    No doubt the King of Cool would prefer this Z8 to a stock one.

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    BTW, if you really want to sell it, a suggestion: Lose the Dinan wheels (well engineered but not striking design-wise) and fit the Alpina wheels. Wheels make a big visual difference particularly when selling a stunning car.

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    Only for a "collector" who doesn't know a clutch from a purse.
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