Lot 139 - 1998 BMW Z3M Roadster
|Odometer reading||109,953 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £13,000|
- Full service history, owner’s manuals and a history file with many invoices.
- Comes with rare factory colour coded hardtop.
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. Along with the styling cues, BMW’s Motorsports division took the Z3M and shoehorned in the performance version of the most beloved six-cylinder engines in the auto industry from the BMW E36 M3, upping the power to 321bhp!!
This lovely example is presented in Estoril Blue with two-tone black and blue leather interior. The car not only comes with its factory hardtop, which is rare, but also it comes with electric front windows, electric convertible roof, headlight washers, central locking, colour coded rear spoiler, colour coded rear diffuser, electric heated mirrors, heated electric seats, cruise control and an Alpine CD player. That glorious engine combined with a racing suspension and monster brakes resulted in the highest performance car BMW had built at the time, becoming what the UK’s Top Gear declared ‘the best handling car in the business.’ The rush of acceleration comes with a throaty growl from its quad exhausts that still drop peoples jaws today! This roadster still gets compliments today for its timeless design and these cars are becoming rare and now rocketing in price!
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