2000 BMW Z3M Coupe E36/8

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  • Rare and very desirable M coupe 
  • USA model in desirable colour scheme 
  • Very original with excellent paintwork 
  • Suspension and driveshaft recently overhauled 
  • Professionally detailed by vendor before sale 

The Appeal 

The Z3 convertible was BMW’s answer to the Mazda MX5 but the Z3 Coupe was something else entirely. It channeled the practical energy of classic sporting estates like the P1800ES and Scimitar GTE into a car that was altogether more engaging and sporting. 
The one to have of course is this one: the Z3M with the superlative straight six 3.2litre 235bhp engine from the M3. Chuckable, entertaining handling is the name of the Z3M’s game alongside visceral straight line speed. 
Despite those qualities, just 6,291 Z3M coupes were built. This low mileage car has recently arrived in Poland from the USA so has the S52 M3 engine. It is highly original and in very good condition with a particularly well kept interior. Recent work to the suspension and driveshaft means it is as fun as it is practical and usable. This Z3M is surely a certain future classic. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 2000 
  • VIN confirms it as a USA market car
  • Full book pack included and in very good condition 
  • Built in the USA at the Spartanburg factory 
  • Fitted with factory options including glass sunroof, BMW Business radio and cup holder 
  • It retains all these original features 

The Condition

  • Original Cosmos Schwarz black metallic factory paintwork in very good order
  • Vendor has measured the paint to show 110-130 microns depth throughout 
  • Factory standard car on correct 17in five spoke unmarked alloys 
  • Quality Michelin tyres showing good condition and tread
  • No visible corrosion or defects to exterior 
  • Optional glass factory sunroof 
  • Underside presents well with no visible issues to report 
  • Full factory tool kit appears to be little or unused
  • Original factory-correct two-tone Imola Rot/Black leather interior 
  • Little wear across interior surfaces, only small area of seat base damage to note 
  • Specification includes Harman Kardon speakers and electric heated seats

The Mechanics 

  • USA market S52 3.2litre M3-specification 240bhp engine 
  • 5spd manual gearbox 
  • Recent full suspension overhaul including shocks, springs and bushes 
  • Driveshaft refurbished recently 
  • Limited Slip Differential 


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If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
✓ Buyers are responsible for vehicle collection or delivery. Importing vehicles may result in additional customs duties and import taxes. On request, Car & Classic may refer you to a third-party shipping company. For more details, email [email protected]. Prices start at €150+VAT within the same country or €400+VAT for moves across borders. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2000
  • Make BMW
  • Model Z3M
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 82,102 Miles
  • Engine size 3200
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Mazowieckie
  • Country Poland
Bidding history
11 bids from 4 bidders
  • ma•••• €31,999 28/02/24
  • Mb•••• €26,500 28/02/24
  • me•••• €25,500 28/02/24
  • ma•••• €25,000 28/02/24
  • ma•••• €10,000 27/02/24
  • Mb•••• €3,700 27/02/24
  • me•••• €3,500 27/02/24
  • Mb•••• €2,000 26/02/24
  • lp•••• €300 26/02/24
  • Mb•••• €200 26/02/24
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