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SOLD on or around August 25, 2022

236,500 miles

Sale Price Unknown
2001 BMW Z3 Coupe in Black Sapphire Metallic over Black
  • Exterior Color Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Interior Color Black
  • Interior Trim Fine Wood
  • Engine M54
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual

Seller Description

2001 BMW Z3 Coupe in very good, meticulously cared for, condition for a 22 year old daily driver. This car still fires up like new and still turns heads!

Link to videos:  360 viewCold start

General Information:
VIN: WBACK73421LJ15260
Year: 2001
Exterior Color: Black Sapphire Metallic
Interior Color: Black
Interior Trim: Fine Wood
Production Date: November 13, 2000
Approximate Order Produced: 1415
Engine: M54 (3.0i)
Transmission: 5-speed Manual

Production Stats:
Total Number in Black Sapphire Metallic over Black with Fine Wood Trim and 5-speed Manual Transmission for 2001 Model Year with a Sunroof: 11

Notable Options:
Sunroof (S403A)
Cup Holder (S442A)
Heated Seats (S494A)
Trunk Net (S413A)
On-Board Computer (S550A)

Other Options:
Fine Wood Trim (S435A)
Fog Lights (S520A)
Sports Seat (S481A)
Air Conditioning (S530A)
Cruise Control (S540A)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) (S210A)
Airbag for Front Passenger (S243A)
Side Airbag for Driver/Passenger (S260A)
M Sports Steering Wheel, Multifunction (S710A)
White Direction Indicator Lights (S785A)
Language Version - English (S853A)
Aftermarket PIONEER SPH10BT Smart Sync Receiver with Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone capability and upgraded rear speakers.


Additional information:
I purchased this car at 36K miles in 2007. I am the 3rd owner and it was my daily driver to the office and back to it's garage since 2007 up until 2022.  Due to the manual transmission, i have been the only driver during that time.  The reason i am letting it go is that I bought a larger car for my family and simply do not have the time to drive it anymore and it just sits in the garage. My kids don't want it. I do hate to see it go, but it's time for someone else to enjoy it.  I have available many repair records upon request, as well as, the original owners manuals.

For the most part, all features and options are operational and work perfectly as intended except for:

> Sunroof: the motor works perfectly, but the linkage on the driver side has worn out to the extent that if you open it, only the passenger side will close all the way. So i keep it closed.
> Odometer backlight is out and you need to shine a flashlight to see the mileage.

Here is a partial list of what's been recently serviced and/or replaced and at what mileage:

177299: replaced both serpentine belts.
179839: replaced spark plugs.
184732: replaced DISA valve, pressure regulating valve, windshield washer pump.
194454: replaced Window regulators, wheel alignment.
196113: replaced front brakes and rotors
197185: replaced steering angle sensor.
210539: replaced diff and gearbox oil.
210848: replaced driveshaft flex-disk.
219044: replaced rear brakes and rotors, brake fluid flush.
236194: replaced battery, replaced oil pan gasket, replaced motor mounts.

The headlights were replaced by Spyder Projector Headlights with LED Halo rings as the old headlights were too cloudy to repair.

Performed all scheduled mileage inspections and scheduled fluid changes.


Bay Area, CA

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Posted: 8/25/2022 9:35:55 AM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $9,599

Posted: 8/18/2022 4:33:57 PM by Jon Martin

Back on the market and now on Ebay. Still lots of miles but more details on its maintenance history. I appreciate that the seller included a link to my site with the VIN info.

Posted: 5/10/2022 10:55:48 AM by Jon Martin

It's been relisted but still no price

Posted: 2/8/2022 9:19:17 AM by Jon Martin

I don't love interest-only listings and no price posted. It does look alright for the high mileage though. The aftermarket audio and shift knob are the modifications I see.

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