With just 555 units ever made, it’s safe to say the BMW Z8 tweaked by Alpina is a rare sighting the wild. These gorgeous roadsters modeled after the iconic 507 was called “Alpina Roadster V8” and was for the first time in Alpina’s history was available straight from a dealership located in the U.S. Acting as the Z8’s swan song, the special version went through some significant changes during its transition to become an Alpina-badged model. These Alpina Roadsters had a 4.8-liter V8 375 horsepower with more low-end torque than the standard Z8 and when mated to the ZF automatic transmission the magic happened. Other changes included softer suspension setup with Alpina exclusive 20-inch wheels, individually numbered plaque, blue instrument dials, different upholstery stitching, and an extra dial showing the gear position. This Z8 Alpina comes from its original owner and has been exceptionally maintained from new. Traveling only 17,000 miles from new in the past 16 years this Alpina has had a pampered life with a great car collector in the Pacific North West. Coming with its original window sticker, serial number matching coffee table book with a reproduction window sticker, covers for the hardtop and vehicle, hardtop stand and matching hardtop, original books and manuals in the original Alpina portfolio, both keys with pouches, valet key, battery charger, tool kit, inflator and first aid kit.
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