The Apple guru was well known not only for his obsession for details, but also for love of fine industrial designs – and that was clear even from the range of products he owned.
Jobs was the true technological evangelist of the start of the XXI century and his contribution to the way we view life and its many technological facets is undeniable – and now someone can own something he owned and liked. It’s a gorgeous Titanium silver 2000 BMW Z8 with a mere 15,200 miles on the odometer, going under the hammer from RM Sotheby’s. Apparently Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was the one that directed Jobs to the BMW Z8, and he took delivery of the silver on black leather interior cabriolet on October 6, 2000.
It was just the 67th production Z8 from the company, and the model even featured a blocky BMW-branded Motorola car phone – a good seven years before he forever revolutionized the smartphone market. The halo roadster of the company had a vintage design but modern components – 4.9-liter V8 from the contemporary M5 and a six-speed manual – and Jobs owned it until 2003. Interestingly, the second seller decided the car should come back to him and became the fourth owner in April 2006 – and has held on to it ever since. RM Sotheby’s is ready to give Jobs’ Z8 a new home during its New York Icons in Manhattan on December 6, with an estimate of between $300,000 and $400,000.