Lot 261 - 1997 BMW Z3 2.8 Convertible
|Odometer reading||104,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,472|
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.
First registered in October 1997, this automatic 2.8 litre roadster is in lovely condition and is offered in red with contrasting black leather interior. The history file accompanying the car contains a number of old MoT test certificates and a new MoT test certificate will be issued for the sale. Having covered relatively few miles for a modern sports car, this reliable and fun Z3 can be considered fantastic value. Offered at no reserve the car will be supplied with a current V5C registration certificate.
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