A prestigious automotive auction held in Manhattan in December is set to include Steve Jobs’ prized 2000 BMW Z8 convertible.
The sleek sports car once owned by the Apple founder could sell for over $300,000 at the auction this Christmas.
The auction house said the BMW model served as ‘a test bed for new engineering technologies.’ Apparently Jobs had ‘a penchant for German design.’
Pictured here is a 2000 BMW Z8 owned by Steve Jobs. The Apple founder’s convertible is among 30 lots being offered by a variety of consignors at the December 6 automotive auction in New York
Steve Jobs (pictured above) got his BMW in October 2000 in the minimalist style he is known for, titanium over a black leather interior. He sold it about three years later
The tech genius got his BMW in October 2000 in the minimalist style he is known for, titanium over a black leather interior. He sold it about three years later.
Although it’s changed hands a couple of times, it’s only clocked 15,200 miles (24460.89 kilometers).
The car comes with a copy of its old California registration, under the name ‘Jobs, Steven P.’
Pictured here is a white 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 which has a pre-sale estimate of about $1.1 million to $1.4 million
It also comes with a hardtop, cover, manuals and a cellphone – ironically, a BMW-branded Motorola.
There are around 30 sets of other million-dollar vehicles that will be on display alongside it.
Bidders at the fantasy-fueled RM Sotheby’s auction will also be able to purchase an earth-toned 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina, which has a pre-sale estimate of about $1.5 million to $1.8 million.
They’ll also have the chance to peruse a white, ultimate street-legal 1995 Porsche 911 GT2, which has a pre-sale estimate of about $1.1 million to $1.4 million.
A red 1952 Chrysler D’Elegance by Ghia (pictured above), with a pre-sale estimate of about $900,000 to $1.1 million, will be on show
Additionally a red 1952 Chrysler D’Elegance by Ghia, with a pre-sale estimate of about $900,000 to $1.1 million, will be on show.
Accessories will also be on display at this auction including a race suit and helmet worn by Steve McQueen.
He wore them in the 1971 movie Le Mans and they’re expected to sell for $400,000 to $500,000.
Pictured here is the jacket, pants and helmet worn by actor Steve McQueen in the 1972 film Le Mans