1999 BMW E36/8 Z3M Coupe

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  • Stand out Dakar Yellow II 
  • Rare AC Schnitzer body kit 
  • Potent and rare 320bhp coupe 
  • Well preserved car 

The Appeal 

Berkhard Goeschal was a man on a mission. BMW’s Director of ‘Special Model Series’ was convinced he could make the firm’s Z3 better. Much better. He believed that adding a roof would improve the rigidity and exploit the excellent mechanical ingredients. 
He was right, but BMW’s board disagreed. To get the hard-top car across the line, he agreed to use as many existing parts as possible. This necessitated the Coupe’s somewhat distinctive styling. That blunted sales but it did deliver what Goeschal intended: one of the BMW’s most interesting and entertaining 90s sports cars. 
Rear wheel drive, 320bhp from its superlative S50 straight six and near perfect distribution made the Z3M a coupe in the tail-sliding tradition of the historic greats. Enthusiasts are belatedly discovering just how good. The only trouble is, good examples are scarce.
Even more scarce in the stand-out specification of this one. The rare and arresting Dakar Yellow II paint is augmented by a AC Schnitzer body kit. This is a car that is as eye-catching as it is entertaining. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First UK registered 26th April 1999 
  • 13 registered keepers 
  • Comprehensive history and book pack
  • Current keeper since September 2021
  • Last MOT expired on 18th April 2024 with 84,480 miles and no advisories
  • Now showing 84,800 miles 

The Condition

  • Original factory-correct Dakar Yellow II paintwork 
  • Well kept paintwork with few signs of age or use 
  • Bodywork is straight and tidy with AC Schnitzer full body kit 
  • Body kit is similarly well kept with few localised signs of driving 
  • Bolted split-rim AC Schnitzer alloy wheels in good condition with grey finish 
  • Quality Falken tyres fitted all round 
  • Black leather interior with M Sport trimmings 
  • Few signs of wear across interior supporting validity of mileage 
  • Sony stereo CD player fitted but otherwise factory standard interior 
  • Usefully large load area with luggage net 
  • AC Schnitzer interior trim including handbrake handle 
  • Glass sunroof with electric operation 
  • No reported issues with operation of fixtures and fittings 

The Mechanics 

  • 3,201cc S50 VANOS fuel injected straight six engine 
  • Develops 320bhp in European specification 
  • ZF 5spd manual gearbox 
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Near perfect 50:50 weight distribution 
  • No reported running or driving issues
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on last MOT 


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Auction Details
  • Year 1999
  • Make BMW
  • Model Z3M
  • Colour Yellow
  • Mileage 84,800 Miles
  • Engine size 3201
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Stockport
  • County Lancashire
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
6 Bids from 5 bidders
  • jonatha•••• £15,250 18/07/24
  • MrBAH1 £15,000 18/07/24
  • noel-as•••• £12,750 18/07/24
  • MrBAH1 £12,500 17/07/24
  • Nick Fl•••• £12,000 16/07/24
  • brad-ho•••• £10,000 16/07/24

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