It'll be worth a fortune some day. That day may be today.
Unfortunately some people know Henrik Fisker only as the man behind Fisker, the failed car company he unfortunately named after himself. Of course those are casual gearheads at best. Those who follow the industry know Fisker more for his incredible design work with Aston Martin (the DB9 and V8 Vantage) and for his custom cars, like the crazy Galpin Rocket. Fisker also did a bit of work for BMW, creating the look of the Z8 roadster (he didn’t design the interior), like the one seen here.
As you may have guessed this particular Z8 is special in its own way. How so? Well, it just so happens to have Henrik Fisker’s signature on it. According to Redditor seanhodgins, the Z8 made an appearance at the Marques d’Elegance in Burlington, Ontario (Canada). The redditor started chatting up the owner of the Z8 and eventually learned that it had been signed by Fisker himself. Apparently the owner’s daughter contacted the designer, asking him to sign the car for her dad’s birthday. Instead of having Fisker come to Canada the lucky owner flew to California with the car. Both car and owner got a meet and greet, with only the former getting an autograph. Yes, the family is rich.
So, now the question becomes how much is this roadster worth? On its own the Z8 is pretty rare, with only 5,703 made in total. Each was powered by a 4.9-liter V8—the same engine found in the E39 M5—good for 400 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. Top speed was electronically limited to 155 mph and 0 to 60 mph happened in 4.7 seconds, although other outlets reported times as quick as 4.2 seconds during testing. As for the styling, well its retro look is iconic to say the least. A quick search reveals Z8s on sale in the US for between $174,000 and $295,000. We have to think this signed model would be on the higher end of that spectrum. Photos courtesy of seanhodgins.