Lot 265 - 1999 BMW Z3M Coupé
|£29,000 - £34,000
When the director of design at BMW first saw the coupé 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.
This muscular sportscar presents well in striking Dakar yellow with a contrasting black Nappa leather interior. It is fully covered with a BMW factory alarm system and comes with specified extras such as the 'non-smoker package', a BMW Business CD/RDS and Harman Kardon stereo and air conditioning. Importantly, it only has one owner recorded and has been kept garaged during their ownership. It has also an enviable record of BMW main agent servicing, regular as clockwork; the latest at Vines BMW, Guildford 3,840 miles ago. These cars are known for their superb performance and, in terms of investment potential, regarded by many as one to watch.
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