One for the collectors, our incredible 3 owner BMW Z3 3.0i has covered just 33,000 miles. Ready to be enjoyed or tucked away as an appreciating investment, these 3.0L Z3’s are becoming very difficult to find in this condition with such low mileage.
The late 80’s, early 90’s; a time that saw Mazda launch the iconic MX-5 and rebirth the roadster! And with manufacturers soon realising our love for cute little roadsters Mercedes followed suit with their SLK, Fiat and their Barchetta, MG with the MGF and of course, 007’s choice, the BMW Z3.
With many rivals releasing facelift models and the likes of Honda releasing the S2000, it was time for BMW to come out fighting. In 2000, they launched the all new Z3, with it’s much squatter, lower and wider looks this was quick becoming the most desirable sports cars of the 00’s.
The subtle but impressive changes included the redesigned rear bumper, redesigned boot lid to feature the new L-shaped light clusters but most noticeably the re-designed rear arches made the car wider and more impressive.
The owner came to obtain this Z3 in unusual circumstances, our customer won this car through Bridge Classics Competitions and since then (April 2021) has only covered 700 miles. Before the current owner won it, it was owned by one fastidious keeper for 19 years and previous to this was BMW main dealer owned.
Garaged it’s entire life, the current keeper is now selling due to location of where they live and the car doesn’t get driven enough and feels that this lovely example needs to go to a home where it can be appreciated and driven.
The car, we are told comes with a mountain of paperwork, with old mot’s and services as well as a current and present V5.
The interior looks fantastic in the black and red colour combination. The interior, we are told is pretty much immaculate, there is just a little bit of scuffing on the driver’s seat, due to the driver getting in and out, but even this is minimal.
The car is completely original, as you can see from the cassette player that, we are told, is fully operational. The seats are cooling as well as heated, which will make you comfortable, on a lovely summer's day, or on a cold winter's morning. All the electrics we are told are working as they should do.
Finished in Titanium Silver, the Z3, we are told is immaculate. The images certainly suggest that the car is in fantastic condition and being the roadster version, it is very much best of both worlds. The alloy wheels look like they are in good condition on the images.
The roof doesn’t seem to have any tears on it – again, only going by the images provided. The car does look in lovely condition and very clean.
We are told that all servicing is completely up to date and , if the images of under the bonnet are anything to go by, then this car has never wanted for anything.
The owner has said that he had a mechanic check it over only a couple of weeks ago and the car is in very good condition with no issues or faults.
We are pretty sure that you won’t find many 3.0 litre Z3i Roadsters, in this condition, which are automatic and has as low mileage as this one does. With every year passing, these fantastic cars seem to get rarer and rarer. The noise that the engine produces in these cars are to be enjoyed, with the roof down, on a country lane with the wind in your hair.
With such low mileage, this car can still be taken on sunny day runs, while still maintaining its value. The car has averaged under 1,500 miles a year since new, which is staggering.
There are so many reasons why these cars are increasing in value every single year. Even though, this car is 21 years old, it is and always will be a driver’s car. The large 3.0 engine in a small car means that the Z3 needs to be driven and is for the purest.
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