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Renaissance Classic Sports Cars are extremely proud to present this striking and collectable BMW Z3M Coupe.
Originally developed by a group of BMW engineers and designers that were looking to improve upon the Z3 convertible chassis, the board of directors finally green lit the program after many discussions, but under the proviso that production costs were kept to a minimum. The end result was the Z3M Coupe.
Launched in 1998, while still sharing many exterior and interior components with its Z3 sibling, the eye catching redesigned rear end and hard top (affectionately referred to as the “Bread Van” design by enthusiasts and owners) improved torsional stiffness dramatically, this lead to enriched driver feedback and handling characteristics. This improved stiffness, the powerful performance engine and 5speed gearbox from the E36 M3, combined with the lighter weight and already entertaining rear-wheel-drive platform of the Z3, made for a fantastic enthusiasts package! Winning the Z3M Coupe many accolades from the Automotive Press and performance drivers a like.
Despite the vehicle’s performance capabilities, the controversial styling produced slow order numbers, when production ended in 2002 only a little over 3000 ZM Coupes had been made. This end of production, although sad at the time for the model’s supporters, is great news for today’s enthusiasts and collectors! With only 821 of these right hand drive, S50 M3 engine examples listed on the BMW registry – it makes this car incredibly rare and desirable, with real appreciating residual value potential.
This particular example has even more added appeal by being finished in the visually stunning Dakar Yellow. This colour option was only available for two years of production and research seems to suggest less than 50 RHD cars were ever painted in this colour from the factory, all of which adds to the collector appeal. The interior has been upholstered in a simple and contrasting Black Nappa leather, which due to the vehicle’s low mileage is still in outstanding condition. A summary of the vehicle’s specification can be found below:
- 3.2 litre (S50B32) straight 6 (321bhp & 258lbft)
- 5 speed manual gearbox
- Limited slip differential
- BMW Msport floating brake assembly
- BMW 17” Style 40 staggered alloy wheels
- Black Nappa leather interior
- Electric seats
- Heated seats
- BMW Msport steering wheel
- Electric Mirrors
- Headlight washers
- Harman Kardon stereo system
- CD changer
This special car has only covered an average of less than 4000miles a year and, like the majority of our cars here at Renaissance Classic Sports Cars, comes with a comprehensive provenance and history portfolio, including; the original Driver’s Manual and handbook, original point of sale brochure, stamped maintenance book and black leather BMW wallet. The car will also come with any of the previous owner’s invoices, receipts and previous MOT certificates. We will also carry out our own in depth checks and preparation work with the vehicle to bring it up to an exceptional standard we are proud of. A short summary of the full service history is below:
21/08/2000 BMW Main Dealer Delivery
24/11/2000 BMW Main Dealer 1,314
25/01/2002 BMW Main Dealer 10,125
26/05/2007 Independent Specialist 20,506
07/07/2008 Independent Specialist 27,520
05/03/2009 Independent Specialist 32,039
17/12/2009 Independent Specialist 32,616
13/05/2011 Independent Specialist 40,049
08/06/2012 Independent Specialist 46,528
10/05/2013 Independent Specialist 50,645
05/02/2016 Independent Specialist 60,591
** This vehicle will receive a service, an MOT and a Pre-delivery inspection from the Renaissance Classic’s Workshop Team that can be added to the provenance file prior to collection.
This truly is a fantastic opportunity to own a rare and outstanding drivers vehicle, the car has been fastidiously cared for during its life by likeminded enthusiasts and is worthy of any BMW aficionado or collector.
Viewing is highly recommended and ANY inspection is welcome. At Renaissance Classic Sports Cars we pride ourselves by preparing and testing all cars to the highest standards and would not offer our clients any vehicles that we wouldn’t be happy to personally own or drive ourselves. All our vehicles go through our meticulous 131 point pre-sales checks and all cars come with a comprehensive 6 months warranty as standard, with the option to upgrade the warranty cover and length of cover to up to 36 months for total piece of mind. Delivery can be arranged to anywhere within the UK and most worldwide counties through our approved and trusted transport agents, please call us for a quotation.
If you have a specific requirement or particular make or model of vehicle you are looking for, please let us know and we would be delighted to source the exact car for you. ** Don’t forget we offer a part exchange scheme against any manufacturer’s vehicles and I would be happy to give you a price on your vehicle.
If you have any questions or require any further information or pictures please contact us via email at email@example.com or Tel: James Wilson or Graham Beeson on 01483 225878 or 0780 123 5272.