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    Green Z8

    Anyone know anything about this absolutely stunning Z8 photographed (apparently) in Switzerland....a country with more good stuff per mile than most anywhere else it seems?
       

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    Zooming in close it appears that the dash is also green, and the green looks a lot like BMW's Oxford Green Metallic, so this could possibly be an original BMW Individual car rather than a later wrap that we've seen so many of in the EU.

    You can also see that it isn't an Alpina in the second shot, as there is no Alpina gear position nacelle behind the steering wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    Zooming in close it appears that the dash is also green, and the green looks a lot like BMW's Oxford Green Metallic, so this could possibly be an original BMW Individual car rather than a later wrap that we've seen so many of in the EU.

    You can also see that it isn't an Alpina in the second shot, as there is no Alpina gear position nacelle behind the steering wheel.
    You're right! This may be the best looking post 1960s green car I've ever seen. Would love to learn more about this car. Any word on the selling dealer? Maybe then we could trace it down and get more info

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    OXFORDGRUEN II 430 1999 METALLIC was a regular BMW color for the 5 and 7 series. The car was recently sold by a Swiss BMW car dealer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-acht View Post
    OXFORDGRUEN II 430 1999 METALLIC was a regular BMW color for the 5 and 7 series. The car was recently sold by a Swiss BMW car dealer
    I noticed that. I wonder what their asking price and sale price was. Would love to see more photos of this car and know what country its in now.

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    Would love to see more photos of this car and know what country its in now.
    I guess it is still in Switzerland: prices are way up there and not export worthy (https://www.autoscout24.ch/de/autos/...l=56&vehtyp=10) I tried it with the waybackmachine, but the site is blocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-acht View Post
    I guess it is still in Switzerland: prices are way up there and not export worthy (https://www.autoscout24.ch/de/autos/...l=56&vehtyp=10) I tried it with the waybackmachine, but the site is blocked.
    That's interesting....blocked.

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    I doubt very much that it is an Individual. I remember seeing pictures of the inner transformation, but I can't find them anymore. There are several photos on this Instagram account if you scroll down: https://www.instagram.com/edomotorsport/ There was another green Z8, registered in Germany: https://www.autogespot.nl/bmw-z8-1/2014/05/22 But I think it's a different one because it has European tail lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vzben View Post
    I doubt very much that it is an Individual. I remember seeing pictures of the inner transformation, but I can't find them anymore. There are several photos on this Instagram account if you scroll down: https://www.instagram.com/edomotorsport/ There was another green Z8, registered in Germany: https://www.autogespot.nl/bmw-z8-1/2014/05/22 But I think it's a different one because it has European tail lights.
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    I found a picture of the interior in my archives. And I hadn't seen this one too on the Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_sydz9paSR/
     

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    Interesting...but looks like the dash was wrapped rather than painted? Either way, shows how drop dead gorgeous the Z8 would be in a British racing green! It really is too bad there were not more color options. I could easily see people having multiple Z8s just for the colors. How about a metallic violet? An azzuro California? Rich candy apple red? If anyone knows of a car that is a good runner but needs paint and interior....... let me know )

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    If anyone knows of a car that is a good runner but needs paint and interior....... let me know
    I know, I was long thinking about doing one in the beautiful Aston Martin Almond Green from the late 50's early 60's, with a tan/camel interior.

    Just to save time I added the pix I found here so you don't have to go hunting, and now we get a good look at the interior it for sure looks wrapped not painted.
                 
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    Well done! That would be a great color combination particularly with the green dash and the tan interior.

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