Watch: Steve Jobs' sports car auction to set new record
A sleek BMW sports car once owned by visionary Apple founder Steve Jobs is expected to fetch up to $400,000 at an auction in the US.
Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle had apparently enthused Jobs to buy the car that was a paragon of modern automotive engineering and ergonomics, reflective of Job's own products and psyche, said RM Sotheby's auction house in the US.
While not known to be a car enthusiast, Jobs did have a penchant for German automobiles and design, owning BMW motorcycles, as well as Mercedes-Benz SLs.
The 2000 BMW Z8 convertible, which is expected to sell for up to $400,000, sports a minimalist style, finished in Titanium over a Black leather interior.
The tech genius bought the car in October 2000, keeping it until 2003 before it was sold to the Los Angeles-based current owner.
The Z8 has a plethora of important accessories, including its proper hardtop and hardtop stand, car cover, owner's and service manuals, service records, two keys, navigation CDs, and most significantly, its original BMW-branded Motorola flip-phone.
"Interestingly enough, and perhaps unsurprisingly, Jobs was known to have hated the Motorola phone," the auction house said.
The auction will take place on December 6.