To be sold by Silverstone Auctions at ‘The Autosport International Sale’ on Saturday 12th January 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT. Please contact Harry Whale on +44 (0)1926 691 141 for further details.
Registration: Not Specified
Chassis Number: E89Z4-1004
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 8
Year of Manufacture: 2010
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 120,000 - 140,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
-Chassis E89Z4-1004 is one of the most successful and high-profile of all the Z4 GT3 cars
-Built new by BMW Motorsport in 2010 for Dorr Motorsport (Germany): VLN Series and Nurburgring 24 Hours
-Completely rebuilt in 2015 by Barwell Motorsport. Remains in 2015 BMW Motorsport Z4 GT3 Technical Specification
-Extensive spares package. 'BMW Motorsport' still offers full technical and parts support for the Z4 GT3
-Eligible for a number of prestigious championships and offered at a very competitive guide price.
The regulations for GT3 (Cup Grand Touring Cars) were introduced by the FIA as the third rung in the ladder of GT Motorsport in 2006 and were aimed at providing a formula that would, hopefully, combine cars from a number of existing National and International series, providing economies of scale for all concerned. Closely reflecting their road-going equivalents to keep maintenance costs to a minimum, GT3 specification racecars were allowed limited alterations to suspension, engine and bodywork and needed to look very similar to showroom models. By the end of 2013, 34 different models had been homologated to GT3 regs and over 20 championship series have been run to broadly equivalent rules all over the World, often eclipsing the popularity of 'Group A' or 'Supertouring' and confirming the initial concept as a great success.
Dating from 2010, this, BMW Z4 GT3 (chassis '1004') has one of the most successful and high-profile histories of any of the Z4 GT3 cars ever raced and a short summary is listed below:
2010 Built new by BMW Motorsport for Dorr Motorsport (Germany): VLN Series and Nurburgring 24 Hours
2011 - Marc VDS Racing (Belgium): Blancpain Endurance Series. Pole Position-Spa 24 Hours (Driver: Maxime Martin). Race wins - Silverstone 3 Hours & Magny Cours 3 Hours. (Drivers: Maxime Martin/Bas Leinders/Markus Palttala)
2012 to 2015 - Barwell Motorsport / Ecurie Ecosse (UK)
2012-2013 - 'Ecurie Ecosse' entered car, British GT Championship. Race win-Oulton Park
2014 - European Le Mans Series
2015 - Complete bare chassis rebuild by Barwell Motorsport
The car remains in 2015, BMW Motorsport Z4 GT3 Technical specification, having been completely rebuilt in 2015 by GT3 experts, Barwell Motorsport, and has covered zero km since its initial shakedown. This rebuild included a full chassis strip, inspection, re-jig, acid dip and full chassis repaint in factory base white. '1004' was also fully updated to the latest and final Z4 GT3 Homologated spec including the 115-litre endurance fuel tank, 'XTrac' V3 transverse diff assembly, fully sliding pedal box etc.
Now in private ownership (therefore no VAT due on the car) '1004' is currently finished in bare black carbon finish and is accompanied by a spares package (mostly used), including 1 x additional set of wheel rims mounted with wet tyres, 1 x carbon wing mirror, 1 x headlamp, Brake pads sets, Front and rear brake discs and bells, Hoses, Grilles, Rod ends, Front splitter 'dive plane' mini wings, side sill-trims, Front Splitter wear blocks, Sensors, Wiring loom, Exhaust parts, Pumps, Suspension top mounts, Anti-roll bar blades, Gearbox components. Some bespoke equipment is also included such as a bodywork stand for hanging body panels 'off-car', set-up tracking bars and frames, set-up hubs / 'dummy' wheels and 1 x wheel nut socket (for wheel gun).
We are informed that 'BMW Motorsport' still offers full technical and parts support for the Z4 GT3 and this car is also still eligible, and highly suitable for, the following series, Blancpain GT Sports Club, GT Cup, Britcar, UK Time Attack, Creventic 24hr Series as well as possible entry into the Masters Endurance series in the future.
In summary, this package offers entry into a number of prestigious championships, significant provenance from the, now iconic, GT3 period of sports car racing, and is offered at a very competitive guide price.
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