Lot 150 - 2000 BMW Z3 Convertible (2.8 litre)
|Odometer reading||44,117 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,704|
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.
Imported from Japan, this good example of this popular convertible is presented in silver with a black, electrically operated, hood. The car comes with a good service record with the last service being carried out by the present owner in January 2019. It also comes with air conditioning, electric windows, heated and electrically operated seats. It is powered by the delightfully smooth six cylinder 2.8 litre engine which is lively on country roads but also very relaxing on long journeys. Offered with no reserve, this is the one to buy in readiness for the great British summer!
Previous lotLot 149 - 1964 Jaguar Mk.II (2.4 litre)
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.