2001 BMW Z3 2.2 Roadster


  • Individual two-tone interior
  • Less than 75,000 miles
  • Desirable 2.2 ‘six’

The Appeal

Offering nimble driving characteristics with a range of BMW engines and a drop-top roof, the Z3 Roadster enjoys an enduring appeal amongst owners and driving enthusiasts alike, whilst their plentiful nature ensures a keen knowledge base and strong parts supply.

This example is a 2.2-litre non-sport version, boasting a strong factory specification, low milage and desirable BMW Individual features.

History and Paperwork

  • V5 Registered keepers document
  • Purchased by a serial car collector, this Z3 has spent an extended period of time outside
  • The car does not have a current MoT certificate, and failed on 13 July 2023 at 72,887 miles due to an emissions fault, and an advisory for worn front brake discs
  • New Spark Plugs Fitted September 2023 
  • New Battery Fitted 2023 

The Interior

  • Factory-order BMW Individual two-tone leather interior
  • Good condition throughout
  • Some signs of mould/damp on the rear of the seat bases due to being stored outside
  • Commensurate usage patina on high-traffic areas such as the steering wheel, shifter and door cards/pulls
  • During our photo shoot, the dashpod gauges were inoperable, showing error code EEP_2
  • The tool kit in the boot is partially complete

The Exterior

  • Cosmos Black Metallic paintwork in good condition
  • Desirable 17-inch Z3 Alloys in great shape
  • Soft-top in good condition, showing no signs of any rips or tears
  • Rear window slightly discoloured
  • No major bodywork damage, scuffs or scrapes noted, though there are a few small scratches and the usual stone chips visible to the front end along with a paint transfer mark on the offside wing mirror
  • A full machine polish/paint correction would be advised to remedy the flat paintwork, though this is not essential

The Mechanicals

  • 2.2-litre inline-six engine with 170bhp, sent rearwards through a five-speed manual transmission
  • Starts, runs and drives with no obvious issues (other than the aforementioned gauge cluster problem)
  • Engine bay in good condition throughout, though the fan shroud requires some attention and is currently covered with electrical tape
  • A new MoT certificate is needed before the car is used on the road again


Offered for sale with a strong factory specification and desirable colour combination, this Z3 boasts the more desirable inline-six engine, and requires only some light fettling to get it back on the road once again - a tantalising light project for the keen mechanic, and one which should see you eek out the rest of summer with the roof down on a B-road of your choice. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2001
  • Make BMW
  • Model Z3 2.2i
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 73,000 Miles
  • Engine size 2171
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Wincanton
  • Location Wiltshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
29 bids
  • re•••• £2,500 29/09/23
  • ro•••• £2,450 29/09/23
  • re•••• £2,350 29/09/23
  • ro•••• £2,250 29/09/23
  • re•••• £2,200 29/09/23
  • ro•••• £2,100 29/09/23
  • re•••• £2,000 29/09/23
  • ro•••• £1,999 29/09/23
  • re•••• £1,950 29/09/23
  • re•••• £1,850 29/09/23

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