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SOLD on or around December 20, 2012

104,000 miles

Sale Price Unknown
1999 BMW Z3 Coupe in Cosmos Black Metallic over Black
  • Exterior Color Cosmos Black Metallic
  • Interior Color Black
  • Interior Trim Fine Wood Extended
  • Engine M52
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic

Seller Description

It brings me great sadness that I am posting this listing but it is the financially responsible thing to do at this present time. I am officially listing my extensively modified 1999 Z3 2.8L Coupe for sale, it is in pristine condition and quite literally evolved into specifically a show car these last three years. (The vinyl can be removed with no problems if the buyer wishes it so) It currently has a little over 104,000 miles on it and drives like a champ.

A bit of history on the vehicle, I purchased it from a local seller back in 2008; it was bone stock outside of a set of track wheels and radio head unit. I bought it as a replacement for my recently lost E36 and had it as a daily. I began to slowly acquire parts and commence the build, starting small with tint and an oil cap. It was soon to bigger modifications where I grew weary of making it endure daily driving, I purchased an E39 and kept the coupe in the garage since 2009, making sure it was only a weekend driver. As time continued I put all extra time and savings into making it a true show car, bought a brand new hood, motorsports bumper, side gills everything to make it to where I wanted it to stand. Currently it sits as a perfect foundation for whichever direction the new buyer wants to go with it. Either track, show, or weekend it is ready to enjoy. Long story short after taking 1st and 2nd awards at multiple shows and enjoying the countless drives with her, it is finally time to move on, I don’t have the time to devote to her anymore.

I completed the build literally 3 weeks ago with the purchase of a very rare set of wheels, 1 of 3 known in the U.S.; they are 1991 fully refinished Gotti Axia True 3 piece wheels with mirror lips that are in 9 out of 10 condition and raw aluminum centers. The plan was to finish the centers into a hyper black but I simply do not have the time. They are in a very aggressive offset and her stance is incredible, plus zero rubbing even with +13 up front and +22 in the rear. With the lowered springs and camber kit up front she handles amazingly! I have truly built this coupe in a very tasteful manner and it is very much a part of me, I really hate to sell it.

KBB has recently upped the value for it as stock to $10,950; these coupes are becoming increasingly rare to find and most people have never even seen them before; if you include the extensive modifications I am listing it at $17,500 with the Rare Gotti Axia 3 pc Wheels. I know most of you will say well I can get an M for that money, which in essence is true but it won’t be modified or in this good of shape; plus this coupe comes with many extras, including brand new oil pump housing plus all the stock parts such as seats, console, springs, subwoofer box and speaker, switches, I will also include multiple quarts of BMW synthetic motor oil, transmission oil, differential oil, plus a brand new water pump, detailing kits and whatever else came off during the build. All is stored in good condition and ready to include.

The coupe gets driven maybe twice a month currently so the mileage most likely won’t increase too significantly. I have religiously had the oil changed every 3 months and any minor issue addressed immediately. This past September I had brand new Monroe Struts and Top Mounts installed as well as Brand New OEM Engine Mounts and OEM M3 Solid Control Arm Bushings installed. All reasonable offers are considered, just send me a PM.

Now onto the extensive modifications listed below…

Conforti Cold Air Intake
Conforti ECU Performance Tune
Ireland Engineering Aluminum Radiator
Stewart High Performance Water Pump
Brass Bleeder Screws in both the Expansion Tank and Radiator
3:73 Posi/LSD Diff (New Mounts and Recent Service)
NRG Innovations Carbon Fiber Valve Cover
NRG Billet Oil Cap
Prosport Water Temp Adapter + Sensor
Supersprint Longtube Headers
Straight Mid-Pipe (No O2 Sensors)
M Coupe Driver Side Staggered Dual Tip Muffler
Various Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrapped Pieces (Battery Jump Post Cap, Fuse Box Covers, Rear Rail, Hood Shocks)

H&R Sport Lowering Springs -1.25 Front & -1.75 Rear
BMP Design Polyurethane Rear Shock Mounts
New Solid M3 Control ArmBushings
New Monroe Sport Series Shocks & Struts
New Monroe Front Strut Mounts
Driftworks Front Camber Kit (2 shims each)

3pc Gotti Axia Staggered Setup (1 of 3 known sets in U.S.)
17” x 8.5” +13 (Fronts)
17” x 9.5” +21 (Rears)
Carbon Fiber Printed Axia Center Caps
2 sets of R.A.D. wheel locks
Cooper Zeon 2XS 235/40/17 (Fronts)
Dunlop DZ101 255/40/17 (Rears)

Black Suede Corbeau CR1 Seats
- custom fabricated brackets with sliders
Scroth 4point Harnesses (Cobra Edition)
Corbeau Harness Pads
Sparco Harness Bar
- powder coated in gunmetal gray
Custom Stitched Floor Mats (Zee Shoe Embroidered)
0% Limo Tint All Around
Works Bell Short Hub
NRG Innovations Quick Release Gen 2.5
- black body with black chrome ring
Personal Neo Grinta 350mm Steering Wheel
- black suede with red stitching
Baller Bolts Burnt Titanium Screws for Steering Wheel
Chrome Bezels/Accents for Gauge Cluster, Door Lock Posts, and Headlight Knob Switch
M coupe Center Console with Leather Side Bolsters
(Added all the M switches to center console to make it all one matching setup)
Console Cup Holder and Armrest
Retrofitted Z8 Push Button Start with Bypass (Kill) Switch
Prosport Water Temp Gauge (White/Amber)
Prosport Volt Gauge (White/Amber)
Prosport Clock Gauge (White/Amber)
Carbon Fiber Wrapped Shift Knob
UUC Motorwerks Aluminum Pedal Set
Hardwired Escort Setup for any Escort Radar Detector

Pioneer DEH-P59001B Headunit
Pioneer Ipod Module Adapter
JL Audio 8w7 Subwoofer (500 Watts)
JL Audio 500/1 Amp
- Black edition
Custom Ported Subwoofer Box Enclosure
- wrapped in black vinyl
JL Audio XD-PCS4-1B Power Connection System

BMW Motorsports M Coupe Front Bumper
BMW Motorsports 3piece Rear Hatch Spoiler (No Longer in Production)
BMW Motorsports M Shaved Side Gills (Wrapped in Carbon Fiber)
Euro Clear Headlights
Euro Clear Side Marker Lights
Euro Clear Tailights (Tinted with Transparent Vinyl)
Carbon Fiber Wrapped Roof Spoiler
Bimmian Short Antenna
Bimmian Matte Black Kidney Grilles
Carbon Fiber Hood Emblems
Matte Black Checkered Flag
- Driver’s Hood Partial & Passenger Rear Quarter Panel
Black Magnetic Stone Guards
Omni 12 6000K HID Kit (Hi and Low beams)


Houston, TX

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Sold 12/20/12 - Sold!

11/30/12 Update - Price reduced to $16,500 from $17,500

11/29/12 Update - Now on Ebay too at the same price. It's actually cosmos black rather than jet black that I had earlier.

This is one of the most extensively modified Z3 Coupes I've come across. I love the wheels! Some of the other cosmetic mods may not be to everyone's taste, but all are reversible. With all the modifications, it could certainly be worth the asking price to the right buyer.

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