Lot 248 - 1999 BMW Z3 M Coupé
|Odometer reading||106,000 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £23,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,040|
- Great history file
- Rare ‘sunroof delete option’ example
The M Coupé, manufactured from 1998 until 2002, was developed under the leadership of engineer Burkhard Göschel with the intention of adding increased torsional and structural rigidity to the Z3 roadster’s chassis. The development team had a hard time convincing the board of directors to approve the model for production, but it was eventually given the green light as long as it remained cost-effective to manufacture.
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 MG BGT, 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, offering a vast amount of horsepower per unit weight.
With over 6,000 miles of testing at the Nürburgring, you can be sure the Z3 M Coupé is well tested and up to the task of shifting to 155mph and back down again equally as quickly, all within the confines of BMW's legendary build quality.
This muscular sports car presents well in silver with a black leather interior. The car was originally registered on 1st April 1999 having covered 106,000 miles from new. This German stunner is in excellent order throughout and has an impressive service history, including a fully documented engine rebuild at 80,000 miles and a comprehensive file of receipts and bills. These cars are known for superb performance and are becoming one to watch as an investment. This BMW was originally supplied as a ‘delete sunroof option’ and comes with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate.
* Interested parties should note that this cars mileage is 127,638 miles and not 106,000 as stated .
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