So much attention has been levied upon the BMW M Coupe that it’s easy to forget there was a non-M version of the E36/8. Equipped with the grunty, 190 horsepower dual-VANOS 24 valve M52/TU in front, a manual gearbox in the middle, and a standard sport differential in the rear, the Z3 Coupe offered high fun factor that wasn’t really present at the original launch of the model. The M52/TU lightened the load as well, swapping the M50 iron block for an aluminum one also seen in the contemporary E46 model. That was coupled with the dynamic shape of the “Clownshoe”; polarizing in looks, but hardly forgettable no matter your opinion. These have become niche cars that buck the traditional SUV-laden commute, yet are reasonably affordable and eminently practical as a daily driver:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 BMW Z3 Coupe on eBay
Model: Z3 Coupe
Engine: 2.8 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 56,100 mi
Price: Reserve Auction
Health forces sale of my BMW Z3 Coupe. Very rare and one of the most desirable BMW’s. Highly sought after and are becoming very collectible. This one has LOW miles and is in AMAZING SHAPE. ONLY 56,100 original miles The 5 speed Manual transmission and DINAN Performance upgrades makes it even more attractive.
Only 2,071 Z3 Coupes were produced for North America in the four years between 1999 and 2002.
This rare car has resided in California up until May 2016. Therefore, it has never seen inclement weather – Spotless body and undercarriage! Always Garage-Kept!
Clean Vehicle History Report with No Accidents, No Issues + No Paintwork.
2.8-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 6-cyclinder engine
DINAN BADGE: including Dinan Performance Stage 2 software, Dinan Performance Cold Air Intake, Dinan Free Flow exhaust, Dinan Front Strut brace and Dinan Suspension (Front & rear Shocks)
5-speed manual transmission with 1:1 fifth gear
Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Dual Power Seats, Power Sun Roof, Cruise Control.
Harman-Kardon audio system with AM/FM/CD/USB/Bluetooth Kenwood Stereo. (Original BMW audio with 6-Disc CD Changer included with purchase).
Hartge custom spoke rims with just installed new performance tires – 225/40 ZR 18 tires on the front and 255/35 ZR 18 on the rear.
M Coupe Steering wheel and M Floor Mats
Nappa leather upholstery with matching leather door panel inserts and walnut wood trim. Factory Keyless Entry with Alarm.
Like New Condition, All Service Records and Books and BMW Car cover
Warranty and Payment Terms:
Vehicle is being sold “AS IS” with no warranty expressed or implied whatsoever.
A $500 deposit is due within 24 hours from the end of the auction and is payable through Pay Pal. In certain cases, the deposit may be refundable but ONLY at my discretion. I cannot accept balance of payment through Pay Pal.
The balance is payable at the time you take possession of the vehicle. Payments can be made by Bank Cashier’s checks (upon clearance) or good old hard cash. Personal checks are NOT accepted.
Buyer must take possession of the vehicle and finalize the transaction within 7 days. If you require additional time, please let me know in advance so I can make the arrangements.
If you’re an out-of-town buyer, full payment must be made prior to shipping. I’ll be glad to assist buyers in shipping arrangements. However, all costs are buyer’s responsibility.
I have the right to terminate listing at my discretion.
This car was reasonably well equipped with a sunroof, air conditioning, Harman Kardon and the M leather steering wheel. But the big story is the low mileage and desirable modifications, coupled with a tasteful mix of black and warm wood. Unlike the flashy Evergreen or Dakar Yellow coupes I normally like, these slightly less sporty Z3s look more refined in subtle colors to me. Condition is great, and the look is enhanced by the greatly shaped Hartge wheels. The Dinan modifications to the suspension also serve to enhance what already was a pretty sporty ride.
As with E46s, you’ll want to do subframe inspections and a PPI on what is about to be a 17 year old car, but from the look of how this car is presented there is no reason to believe it’s be mistreated. The seller opened the bidding at nearly $14,000 – strong money for a non-M, but then this is a very nice example. Much more than that gets you into a early M Coupe which is probably more collectable but not necessarily automatically a better investment given the condition and presentation here.