Lot 154 - 2000 BMW Z3 M Coupé
|Odometer reading||73,571 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £30,000|
- Very good history from new
- Recently serviced
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. Not 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 fabulously presented Z3M Coupe is presented in Black with contrasting black with red insert leather trim. Originally delivered new in 2000 this example was cared for by Performance Motors Limited in Singapore servicing twice in 2002 at 16,807 kms and in 2004 at 32,998 kms shortly before the owner decided to bring the car to the UK in late 2004. Upon arrival the car was sent to a BMW main dealer in Worcestershire to replace the instruments panel and thus providing the car with UK specification instruments. This example was then serviced by an independent Ferrari/Maserati specialist in March 2005 with 147 miles on the odometer, an approximate 22,652 miles. The new owner in 2005 was clearly an enthusiast servicing the car with BM-TEC and the maintenance record from then until now is commendable with a further nine service stamps added to the first three, with BMW specialists and main dealers included, most recent service in June of 2018 by Renaissance Cars of Ripley.
Offered with an MoT valid until October 2018, Original BMW book pack including stamped service booklet, three keys and recently serviced this example has clearly been in the right hands. A fabulous driving experience combined with increasing values make the BMW Z3 M Coupé very desirable and we believe this is no exception.
Previous lotLot 153 - 1990 Porsche 911 / 964 Carrera 2
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