Based on the E36 3-Series platform, the Z3 drew inspiration from its predecessor, the BMW Z1, as well as the iconic BMW 507 Roadster. This 2001 Z3 Coupe is finished in Topaz Blue over a Topaz Blue Nappa leather interior and is said to be one of only 15 examples ordered in this color combination equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission. It features the larger 3.0-liter M54 inline-six engine as well as a limited-slip differential, Aluminum-look interior trim, heated seats and mirrors, a power glass moonroof, and a BMW CD radio. Cared for by only one owner and showing under 22k miles on the odometer, this Z3 3.0 Coupe is now being offered at auction by its seller out of Oklahoma.
The exterior is finished in Topaz Blue (364) and can be distinguished as a 3.0-liter model by its widened rear stance, more aggressive front fascia, and dual exhaust tips. The kidney grilles, fender vents, and fender-mounted emblems pay homage to the classic BMW 507 Roadster. The seller reports a hairline scratch on the front bumper next to the passenger side headlight, some minor chips on the driver’s side front bumper, a light scratch on the driver’s side bumper where it meets the hood, minor damage to the driver’s side bumper reflector, a small dent on the passenger door, a paint nick on the driver's side rear quarter panel, another paint chip on the rear bumper, and some curb rash on all four wheels. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The original wheels have been replaced with a set of 17” BMW Style 32 wheels mounted with new Continental ExtremeContact tires.
The cabin features a pair of heated and power-adjustable sport seats upholstered in Topaz Blue leather with a matching shift boot, handbrake lever, and door panels contrasted by Aluminum-look trim. Driver amenities include air conditioning, power accessories, cruise control, a three-spoke leather-wrapped M-Technic steering wheel, a power glass sunroof, heated door mirrors, chrome-ringed instrumentation, a Harman Kardon Hi-Fi sound system, and a BMW Business CD stereo. The seller notes some minor wear on the driver’s side seat bolster.
This Z3 is powered by a 3.0-liter M54 straight-six engine featuring double VANOS variable valve timing and an output of 225 HP and 214 lb.-ft of torque. Power is directed to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission and factory limited-slip differential, allowing acceleration from 0-60 MPH in 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 MPH. The most recent service was completed in June of 2021 including an oil and filter change, a brake fluid flush, and the installation of a new purge valve and air filter.
This sale will include a clean title.