Watch: Steve Jobs' sports car auction to set new record

PTI
New York, NY, United States Published: Oct 30, 2017, 03:12 PM(IST)

Sotheby's is set to auction Apple founder Steve Job's famous BMW car next month Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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.

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