Lot 160 - 1999 BMW Z3M Coupé
|Odometer reading||58,500 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,680|
- Comprehensive service history
- Low mileage, unmolested example
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 and finer, under the skin details, The M Coupé was voted by Top Gear magazine as one of 'the 149 Coolest Cars Ever'.
Presented in what many believe is the most desirable colour combination of Estoril Blue with black leather and blue inserts, this impressive S50 Z3M Roadster has covered a mere 58,000 miles from new. Our vendor has owned the car since 2013 and professes to have yearned for the flagship Z3 ever since he saw one in the local BMW showroom. He found this after a tireless search for an enthusiast owned example. Within the history file we can find upwards of £13,000 of invoices including notice of the VANOS recall, we are informed the correct works which included welding and strengthening of rear diff mount/subframe have been seen to.
A comprehensive service history found in the stamped service booklet is as follows;
03/1999 Burton & Deakin BMW 18
04/1999 Burton & Deakin BMW 1,464
08/1999 Burton & Deakin BMW 7,377
02/2000 Scothall Cambridge BMW 11,588
03/2001 Neep of Colchester BMW 26,082
05/2005 Longton 27,744
09/2005 Scotthall Hampshire BMW 32,958
01/2007 Bowker BMW 41,431
05/2009 Lewis Motors BMW Specialist 45,364
01/2010 Lewis Motors BMW Specialist 47,440
01/2013 Lewis Motors BMW Specialist 50,902
09/2013 Prestige Vehicle Services BMW Technician 55,890
06/2016 Prestige Vehicle Services BMW Technician 57,929
01/2018 Prestige Vehicle Services BMW Technician 58,212
The car is offered with an MoT test certificate valid until January 2020 which importantly was obtained with no advisories. This example of this BMW is presented in very good order throughout and given the low mileage is certainly a sought after car. This could prove to be a fantastic purchase for any BMW Z3M fan with values for these Coupés increasing.
Previous lotLot 159 - 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
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