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.
SWNS: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.
SWNS: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 SWNS:South West News Service Unusually, the car still has its original registration document in Job’s name SWNS:South West News Service Jobs owned the car for three years, before selling it to another tech executive in 2003 SWNS: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.
SWNS:South West News Service The car has accessories including a hardtop roof, car covers and manuals SWNS: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.”