Lot 267 - 1997 BMW Z3 Roadster
|Odometer reading||69,735 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,456|
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.
This manual 1.9 litre roadster first registered in April 1997 is in lovely condition offered in black with contrasting black and cream leather interior. The history file has a number of old MoT test certificates and a new MoT test certificate will be issued for the sale. Having covered relatively few miles, equating to just 3,700 a year for a modern sports car, this reliable and fun Z3 can be considered fantastic value. Offered at no reserve with a new oil and filter service.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.