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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster


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From country cruiser to autobahn bruiser, BMW’s 1990s roadster is appealing on several levels.

Now way past its depreciation curve, the Z3 lives in the shadow of more prominent roadsters of the era such as the MX-5, the Lotus Elise and the Porsche Boxter, but represents conspicuously good value for money.

While base versions aren’t as sharp as the MX-5 and the straight-six cars not as involving as a Boxster, the Z3 can still entertain on the right road, and the pseudo-retro styling, small footprint and silken six-cylinder engines are characteristics in short supply in the new car market.

The Z3’s unveiling in 1995 wasn’t without precedent. BMW had of course produced the Z1 from 1989 to 1991, best known for its unusual drop-down doors, but it was 1990’s Ur-Roadster that perhaps previewed the Z3 most accurately. While its styling was a long way short of the eventual mark, the long-bonnet, short-tail proportions were present and correct, as was the rather bulbous front end with its prominent front arches and protruding grille. The end result was more cohesive, and comprised retro touches inspired by the brand’s classic 507 roadster, including the Coke-bottle curve from front to back and the gill-like vents in the front wings, carrying the BMW roundel.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • This car is as good as you can expect from one of these.
  • Imported from Japan - first registered in NZ in 2011.
  • Low Mileage - only 66253kms
  • Good tires
  • 4 owners
  • Comes with factory handbook, spare keys, first aid kit etc.
  • Some service history.
  • There's really not much more we can say about this car, save that its in immaculate condition, with hardly a stone chip on it.

The BMW Z3 knew how to make an entrance. It claimed the gun-barrel-shaped spotlight along with Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond flick Golden Eye shortly before its introduction for model-year 1996. This celebrity-like intro, combined with the fact that the car was BMW's first modern mass-market roadster, gave the Z3 instant popularity. Neiman Marcus' 1995 Christmas catalog showcased the luscious sports car as the perfect Christmas gift, and it launched a sales stampede that resulted in sold-out Z3 numbers for BMW before the first model even hit showroom floors.

The Z3's romance with the public proved to be long-lasting - a stylish, fun roadster that re-energised the affordable sports car market. Handling is impeccable. The Z3's ride is taut enough to satisfy enthusiasts, yet agreeable enough to make it a pleasant daily driver. And from a buying and owning perspective, the Z3 neatly straddled the line between entry-level roadsters like the Miata and more out-of-reach models like the 911.

As a used sports car, its more reasonable prices place it within reach of those who may not have been able to afford its lofty pleasures had they attempted to purchase it years ago as a new vehicle. If you're in the market for a stunning used  convertible, that handles even better than it looks, you owe it to yourself to investigate this talented Bimmer.

Come see it for yourself :)

Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.

TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.