Lot 206 - 1998 BMW Z3M Coupé
|Odometer reading||126,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,360|
When the director of design at BMW first saw the coupe version of the Z3, there was a long silence. Not least because this was 'mocked-up' by a handful of dedicated designers during evenings and weekends. Like the GT6 and MGBGT, two acknowledged influences, this wasn't just a convertible with a hardtop. The entire chassis was redesigned, the roof lengthened, more power added (obviously) and finer, under the skin details, like cooling fins on the differential. The engine is the same 3.2 litre unit from an M3, an almost absurd amount of horsepower per unit weight.
With over 6,000 miles of testing at the Nürburgring, you can be sure this is well tested and up to the task of shifting you and a friend up to a (limited) 155mph and back down again equally quickly, all within the confines of BMW's legendary build quality.
With prices climbing rapidly, assuming you can find one; these desirable coupes are now attracting attention from both collectors and investors. Simply flicking through the history file, the care, attention and expenditure is legion. New discs, callipers, pads and tyres as well as other expendables have been regularly changed along with the exhaust recently and much more besides. The chassis has been upgraded with height adjustable coil-over suspension and all the suspension bushes have been updated to polyurethane. An MoT test certificate valid until March 2016 is present as is the UK registration certificate and history file.
Previous lotLot 205 - 1986 Jaguar XJ12, Series III Vanden Plas
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