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Arctic Silver Metallic | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual XZF | 3.2 litre inline Six | 111,781 kms | SOLD
As history inscribes, some of the most innovative and creative developments have derived from top-secret side projects lead by a group of passionate individuals in their downtime. Such cars like the all famous Lamborghini Miura, Ferrari Dino and McLaren F1 were all spawns of a group of “mad-scientists” looking to bring a new contender to the ranks.
After the release of BMW Z3 Roadster on June 12th, 1995, there were whispers of a development on a Coupé that was run by a group of BMW engineers during their lunchbreaks sharing the same platform and parts as the roadster but featuring a chassis-stiffening hatch. Then in 1997 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Z3 Coupé was launched to great fanfare.
Known amongst enthusiasts as the “Bread Van”, the shooting brake design has had collectors around the globe clambering to attain one since its initial release due to its low production numbers and unique design. Worldwide, it is believed that for every 46 Roadsters, just 1 M Coupé was produced.
On the showroom floor today is an Australian delivered 1999 BMW Z3 M Coupé ordered in Arctic Silver Metallic over Black leather and believed to be 1 of just 30 cars that ever arrived on our shores.
Powered by the E36 M3’s brain-frying, award-winning S50 Inline Six 3.2 litre producing 236kW to the rear wheels and punching out 0-100km/h in just under 5 seconds, the M Coupé is BMW’s true delinquent brainchild.
With majority of its torque peaking at a higher RPM, traditional with M Power engines, the drive is smooth and sophisticated when burbling around but just leave the precise ZF 5 speed manual in each gear a little longer and the true deviant nature of the M Coupé is revealed.
Compared to the standard Z3, M Models were equipped with a Limited-Slip Differential, wider rear track, larger brakes (found on the M3), aerodynamic wing-mirrors, redesigned front and rear bumpers, revised side gill, 17-inch wheels, quad exhaust system and engine/oil temperature gauges located in the centre console.
Well preserved and meticulously-maintained throughout its life this Z3 M Coupé is in beautiful original condition, which after time is so hard to find. The pristine leather seats, the M-Sports steering wheel and the unique Z3 dashboard and switchgear still reflecting close to zero wear. Down to the quality paintwork and untouched alloy wheels are tell-tale signs of how well this BMW has been kept.
Accompanying the car is a full set of original logbooks recording a complete service history record, service receipts, original set of keys and toolkit.
Looking to enliven the daily commute, a weekend burn-about, or a new delivery vehicle this collectible cult classic will leave the driver with goose bumps and the on-lookers in awe.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity.