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Stunning BMW Z8 once owned by Apple legend Steve Jobs on sale for £300,000 – and it comes with original car phone

A STUNNING convertible once owned by Steve Jobs is set to sell for £300,000. The Apple legend normally only kept cars for six months but unusually, held on to the BMW for three years. As a fan of G…

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A STUNNING convertible once owned by Steve Jobs is set to sell for £300,000.

The Apple legend normally only kept cars for six months but unusually, held on to the BMW for three years.

 The legendary Z8 convertible was owned by Steve Jobs for three yearsSWNS:South West News Service The legendary Z8 convertible was owned by Steve Jobs for three years

As a fan of German car design, Job bought the car in 2000 – and wasn’t the only famous fan of the vehicle.

James Bond used the Z8 as his company car in movie The World is Not Enough.

Now, its current owner is selling the limited edition car  at RM Sotheby’s in New York.

The lucky buyer won’t just receive the Z8 though, but will also have the original car phone used by Jobs.

 The car even comes with its original car phone - which no doubt was used by Jobs to make important business callsSWNS:South West News Service The car even comes with its original car phone – which no doubt was used by Jobs to make important business calls  Unusually, the car still has its original registration document in Job's nameSWNS:South West News Service Unusually, the car still has its original registration document in Job’s name  Jobs owned the car for three years, before selling it to another tech executive in 2003SWNS:South West News Service Jobs owned the car for three years, before selling it to another tech executive in 2003  The V8 is also famous for its starring role in a James Bond movieSWNS:South West News Service The V8 is also famous for its starring role in a James Bond movie

The Z8 has been driven just 15,200 miles in its 17 year life, and has a titanium finish with a black leather interior.

Jobs rarely registered his cars in a bid to protect his anonymity, but there is a copy of the original Californian registration in his name and at his home.

 The car has accessories including a hardtop roof, car covers and manualsSWNS:South West News Service The car has accessories including a hardtop roof, car covers and manuals  In keeping with the tech legend's minimalist style, the car is finished in titanium over a black leather interiorSWNS:South West News Service In keeping with the tech legend’s minimalist style, the car is finished in titanium over a black leather interior

Don Rose, car specialist at RM Sotheby’s, said: “Not only was the Z8 the halo car for an iconic brand and the Bond car for a generation, but it caught the eye of the most iconic and influential entrepreneur of our time.

“Jobs’ legacy is all around us, with over one billion iPhone’s sold to date.

“However, he only owned one Z8, and this is that car.

“The BMW is a perfect fit within our ICONS event, while making it difficult to determine whether the icon in this case is the car or the man.

“I say both.”

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