With the winning bid estimated to fetch around $300,000 to $400,000 USD, Jobs’s ownership is documented through several service invoices accompanying the car, as well as a copy of a California registration or so-called “pink slip” in his name and at his personal residence, as shown in the listing.
In addition, Steve Jobs was not known as a car enthusiast and “according to legend, Jobs was convinced to buy the Z8 by Larry Ellison, the iconoclastic CEO of Oracle, who enthused to Jobs the car was a paragon of modern automotive engineering and ergonomics, reflective of Steve’s own products and psyche,” the listing added.
With the Z8 suited to Jobs’s minimalist style, through a titanium finish over a black leather interior, the car comes with a number of accessories, including its proper hardtop and hardtop stand, car cover, owner’s and service manuals, service records, two keys, original navigation CDs, and the original BMW-branded Motorola flip-phone, which Jobs despised.
Furthermore, the vehicle bears a production date of April 1, 2000, and was delivered to him on October 6 of that year, as it essentially makes his car the 85th Z8 produced for the first year of U.S. specification production and the 67th customer car.
Jobs eventually kept the car until 2003 before it was sold to a current Los Angeles-based owner.
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- Source: Designboom