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SOLD on or around April 18, 2019

56,000 miles

Asking Price: $15,225
1999 BMW Z3 Coupe in Jet Black 2 over Tanin Red
  • Exterior Color Jet Black 2
  • Interior Color Tanin Red
  • Interior Trim Fine Wood Extended
  • Engine M52
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic

Seller Description

This 1999 BMW Z3 coupe is finished in black over red leather and powered by a 2.8L inline-six paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The first owner kept the car in Naples, Florida through 2004 and it stayed with its second owner until the seller’s purchase in September 2018. A PPI conducted for the seller was followed by installation of a new valve cover gasket, intake camshaft position sensor, accessory and serpentine belts, and more. This E36/8 shows 56k miles and is offered with a clean AutoCheck report, a window sticker, owner’s materials, and a clean Kentucky title in the seller’s name.

This example is one of 23 Z3 coupes built in 1999 finished in Schwarz II with a Tanin Red interior. No accidents are shown on the 2017-issued AutoCheck report. The seller points out scratches and a door ding/dent on the driver’s door, as well as a scratch on the rear quarter panel in the gallery below. The gallery also displays several photos of the panel VIN decals.

Silver 17″ wheels were optioned new and wear Hankook Ventus tires showing 2003 date codes, with each corner illustrated in the gallery. The hood struts were replaced in September 2018, and the brake fluid was flushed in December.

The cabin is upholstered in Tanin Red leather with black trim along with chrome and wood accents. Features include a stock CD player and Harman Kardon subwoofer, cruise control, and powered glass moonroof. A new driver’s seat belt receiver has been fitted, and the driver’s seat track bushings were replaced with new Delrin items following the September PPI.

Just over 56k miles are shown on the digital odometer, with about 700 added by the seller. Dead pixels are noted in the clock, a crease is pictured in the passenger-side sill, and headliner sag can be seen in the gallery.

The 2.8L M52 inline-six features Double VANOS valve timing and delivered 190 horsepower with 210 lb-ft of torque when new. The September 2018 PPI resulted in fitment of a new valve cover gasket, intake camshaft position sensor, accessory and serpentine belts, air filter, and expansion tank vent hose. An oil change was performed at 55,820 miles in October 2018.

A 4-speed automatic transmission routes power to the rear differential, and the car is equipped with traction control. Additional underside pictures are provided in the gallery.

The seller is including factory owner’s materials as well as the original window sticker.

The AutoCheck report shows no accidents or other issues from new through summer 2017.


Lexington, KY

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Posted: 4/18/2019 3:27:38 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $14,500 or $15,225 with buyer fee

Posted: 4/18/2019 2:12:05 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $10,250 with an hour left

Posted: 4/17/2019 5:14:44 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $6,000

Posted: 4/13/2019 10:07:40 PM by Jon Martin

Back on Bring a Trailer now with no reserve once again. Bidding is currently at $3,000.

Posted: 3/31/2019 2:49:31 PM by Jon Martin

Listing removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 3/25/2019 8:20:33 AM by Jon Martin

No takers on Ebay. Now $11,998 on Craigslist

Posted: 3/18/2019 11:40:06 AM by Jon Martin

It's back once again. Now at $10,500 and no reserve.

Posted: 3/3/2019 9:23:31 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $11,100. Great deal!

Posted: 3/3/2019 1:17:53 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $11,100 with 2 hours left. Great deal!

Posted: 3/1/2019 2:19:08 PM by Jon Martin

Now on Ebay at $7,439 and no reserve down from $13,599

Posted: 2/24/2019 9:18:16 PM by Jon Martin

It appears the Bring a Trailer sale must have fallen through. It's relisted at just $13,599 which is a good deal.

Posted: 1/10/2019 10:08:35 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $12,600 or $13,230 with buyer fee. Good deal!

Posted: 1/8/2019 4:15:05 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $8,700

Posted: 1/5/2019 9:34:13 AM by Jon Martin

First of all, I love the color combo. It's also exciting that it's posted with no reserve. Biddign is currently at $7,785. It appears to be all stock and has had some good recent maintenance. The interior looks to be in nice shape.

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