Lot 344 - 1999 BMW Z3M Coupé
|Odometer reading||68,000 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £25,760|
The Z3 was the first modern mass-market roadster produced by BMW as well as the first new BMW model to be assembled in the United States. It was introduced as a 1996 model year vehicle, shortly after being featured in the James Bond movie 'Goldeneye'. While the film was number one at the box office, sales of the car peaked and it was sold out by the time the car was launched. The Z3 was designed by Joji Nagashima of the BMW design team and developed from the E36 platform of the 3-Series. The resulting platform is often referred to as the E36/7(roadster) or E36/8(coupé). When launched, only the 1.9 litre straight four engine was offered, but its 138bhp was not up to expectations. A 2.2 litre engine producing 168bhp was made available for the more enthusiastic driver and in 1997 a powerful six cylinder 2.8 litre engine producing 190bhp was an option, in 1998 the Z3M had a 3.2 litre engine offering more power.
This splendid Z3M coupé was originally registered on 1st September 1999 and has covered 68,000 miles from new. Finished in Estoril blue with black Napa leather and fitted with some ideal factory options of; Harman Kardon stereo, air conditioning, heated seats and a moon roof. Supplied with a comprehensive service history together with a V5 registration document and a year's MoT test certificate, in addition to this the dateless number plate of UOT 624 remains with the car. Without doubt a Z3M coupé is a fabulous car to drive and this one is no exception.
Previous lotLot 343 - 1974 Vauxhall Viva 1256 Deluxe
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