Ref: S830 ERC
SMC Heritage are proud to present this Z3M Convertible one of the most unique and fun driving machines to come out of BMW stable since the E30 M3.
The iconic M Roadster was first unveiled at the 1996 Geneva motor show, though production did not begin until later that year. It was designed as the performance version of the BMW Z3, and there were significant differences between the two variants including front and rear bumper modifications, and other subtle asthetic changes. Under the skin many of the components were beefed up with the rear suspension being derived from the E30 M3 and the front suspension and brake system being taken from the E36 M3 Evo. Based on the E36 platform, the Z3 Roadster was known internally as the E36/7. The M Roadster could run a wider track under the flared wheel arches as well as wider wheels and tyres to try to tame the increased power. A dual exhaust system fed each set of three cylinders to two dual tailpipes. The Z3 M roadster was the first BMW to feature this quad exhaust design, which has since become a BMW M division signature.
The interior had a different look to the standard Z3. The sport package M-version steering wheel was standard on the M, and there was different instrumentation such as an oil temperature gauge. Finally, the car was available in M-specific colors, which were not released for the regular Z3, at least in the early production years (not counting BMW's Individual program).
Until 2001 the Z3M had the running gear from the E36 BMW M3 with the S50 3.2ltr 6 cylinder engine producing 317BHP from the later cars utilising the S54 3.2 from the E46 M3 with 321 BHP
Supplied new by Sytner BMW of Leicester on the 26th August 1998 with the all-important running in service completed on the 14th September 1998. Ordered in stunning M model specific Estoril Blue with matching Estoril Blue and Black two tone nappa leather and blue hood. The car has remained in the care of BMW and more recently marque specialists ever since. There are 12 stamps in the original service book including the all important running service plus additional invoices for servicing and parts.
Supplied with the car are the original leather book packs with the original handbooks, stamped up service book, audio security cards, a large file full of repair invoices, old MOT certificates and even the business card of the Sytner salesman in 1998. Also present is the tool kit, tyre repair kit and the un-opened first aid kit.
The original Estoril Blue paintwork is in very good unrestored order with only minor stone chips to detract. The roof whilst original is in very good condition and is off course fully operational. The wheels are unmarked and finished in the correct Shadowline Silver with matching premium tyres in near new condition.
The interior we left untouched other than normal detailing. The carpets are unmarked and unworn the two tone nappa leather electric memory seats are still in great order with only slight wear to the drivers bolster which is normal with leather being a natural material. The switchgear is complete in very good order and fully operational.
This is a beautifully presented time warp car ready to both show and enjoy. With good Z3M Coupe prices sky rocketing the cabriolet version is currently undervalued in the market and therefore a shrewd investment.
If you are looking for one of the best examples in the most desirable colourway of the now quickly appreciating Z3M, you need to see this car. The vehicle will be MOT’d and fully service by SMC Heritage prior to collection for complete peace of mind.
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