BMW Z3 2.8 auto roadster with hardtop (2000)

The Z3 was a very successful dip into the water of two-seater sportscar manufacture for BMW. Outside of the much more expensive separate M-series cars, until 2000 the 2.8 (2,793 cc) straight-six engined model was the top of the range until it was replaced by the 3.0 litre engine.

So, this is one of the last of the 2.8 engined cars. The performance is still not bad with 0-60mph taking 6.6 seconds onto a maximum 144 mph (official).

This is the wide-body version to accommodate the larger wheels, in black with a wine-red leather interior and matching red dash. It was manufactured at the end of October 1999 at BMW’s US factory and registered in the UK in April 2000. Supplied as they all were by this time with M-Sport logo steering wheel and mats, it has also been fitted with a useful stainless boot rack, rubber boot liner, reverse parking sensors and the very practical matching black hardtop. It has a radio with a single shot CD player.

The bodywork is overall very good with expected wear and tear but no rust breaking through anywhere and it polishes up well. Under the bonnet is extremely clean and neat. The underside of the car is solid with freshly applied wax anti-corrosion. The wheels would benefit from refurbishment at some point, but from a distance look good and are perfectly acceptable. The interior is very good indeed and the leather is pretty much unmarked. There is a full set of keys.

This is a nice driving car with powerful acceleration and it occupies a small space when parked up. It has ten stamps in the service book at 8144, 17218 (oil), 17291 (Inspection 1), 32272, 40514, 51246, 56117, 57223, 57453 and 61518 miles respectively. The last service was in October 2016 when the front lower suspension arm and front brake pads were replaced at the same time. The rear tyres were renewed last year and there are invoices for other works carried out in recent years. The current mileage is 62,486. The service interval indicator is showing that the next service is not yet due. The car is MoTed to the end of May 2018.

Subject to being insured and taxed, this car is ready to drive away at an attractive price for a relatively low-miles sportscar.

Price - £4,950

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