2001 BMW Z3


・James bond had one
・1 lady owner from new
・A full BMW Barons of hindhead history
・Always garaged
・Like new condition interior
・Bright paintwork

The Background

This is a stunning example of a BMW Z3 presented in a rarely optioned Sienna Red over a Hell Beige leather interior making for a desirable colour combination. These Z3s are becoming harder and harder to come by in such conditions with only 22,000 miles and only 1 lady owner from new. This car however does state one previous owner on the log book due to being registered to BMW Barons of Hindhead first and used as an EX-demo car. This Z3 would be a great proposition for any BMW enthusiast or the collector, ready to be tucked away and used on sunny days. 

The Z3 is now gaining classic status and interest is gaining rapidly. This is due to the classic roadster shape, penned by the great Joji Nagashima automotive designer, also responsible for the successful E39 BMW and E90 3 series. 

Owning a Z3 also gives you bragging rights down the pub for being featured in The James Bond movie ‘GoldenEye’, he also had the nippy, and rev happy 4 pot engine!

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The History

This Z3 retains a great, and comprehensive Barons BMW history. This example retains 15 MOT certificates from new to warrant the mileage. All of which were done correctly and taken to BMW Barons of Hindhead. In fact, all works that have been carried out on this Z3 were in fact always done at the BMW dealer, Barons of Hindhead to ensure the car is in tip top shape. Its most recent visit the car received a new BMW correct battery, steering play corrected, a couple of new tyres, and MOT so it is good to go. The car also has been garaged for the whole of its life paying dividends to the bright paint work.

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The Paperwork

This example features lots of paperwork, including 15 MOT certificates and a good BMW service history. The servicing has been Correctly done to BMW mileage and usage intervals. Service book however has not been fully stamped but the BMW invoices are present, this is due to the owner forgetting to take the service book. All manuals are present including the tracker paperwork. A great optional extra.

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The Interior

The interior is in a very classy beige and compliments the exterior Sienna Red paint code extremely well. The interior is pretty much immaculate and in like new condition, 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. Even the storage nets are unstretched, a rare sight on these old Z3s

The car is completely original, as you can see from the BMW Business cassette player that is fully operational. The car is in great spec inside too with traction control functions, air con, electrically controlled seats and manual transmission to make for an engaging drive. All electrics work as they should.

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The Exterior

This Z3 boasts a gorgeous Sienna red paint code which is in great condition all over and really pops in the sunlight. The side vents have also been painted in this colour from the factory. The wheels are the attractive 5 spoke 16-inch style 43 wheels, wrapped in Bridgestone tyres on the rear and Michelin pilots on the front. The interior boasts electric seats, traction control functions, BMW business radio and full leather beige trim with. This is the later facelift model so gets the widebody as standard, revised lights and a more modern steering wheel.

The Appeal

These 1.9 Z3s are seriously good fun and have just enough poke to really feel the great chassis balance. A chassis that was derived from both E36 and E30 BMWs. The engine is rev happy which enjoys being pushed and the engine thrum rewards you for doing so, all contributing to a great, enjoyable classic roadster experience. 

You won’t find another one like this any time soon with 1 lady owner, garaged its whole life, rare and attractive spec, Full BMW Mot and service history with all the correct paperwork and original 2 keys making for a highly desirable collectors’ piece especially with the low mileage of 22700.

The 1.9 has a Jekyll and Hyde character. It can be a relaxing cruiser for those British B-road trips to the pub or the ultimate driving machine when you want to drop a cog, and rev the spritely 1.9 engine out to 7000 rpm

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2001
  • Make BMW
  • Model Z3
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 22,870 Miles
  • Engine size 1895
  • Town Braintree
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
32 bids
  • Pa•••• £9,200 24/11/21
  • Ri•••• £9,100 23/11/21
  • So•••• £9,000 23/11/21
  • Ri•••• £8,999 23/11/21
  • Ri•••• £8,900 23/11/21
  • So•••• £8,800 23/11/21
  • So•••• £8,700 23/11/21
  • Ri•••• £8,600 23/11/21
  • So•••• £8,500 23/11/21
  • Ri•••• £8,400 23/11/21

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