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1992 BMW Z1 Convertible (E30)

Private registration not included in the sale


  • Same owner since 1996
  • Exceptionally low mileage of 13,271
  • Fantastic condition throughout

The Appeal

Owning this Z1 is an opportunity to experience a true automotive icon from the '90s. Its fantastic sportscar design turns heads wherever it goes, and with its vibrant red exterior, it packs a lot of style into a compact package. The low mileage and excellent overall condition really set this Z1 apart, while the fantastic straight-six engine paired with a manual transmission makes for a truly engaging driving experience. 

Drop down the door, roll back the hood and enjoy a true 90’s classic driving experience that defined the BMW Z series going forward. With good examples appreciating it would be easy to say this one is too good to use, but we think that when you hear the smooth sound of the fantastic straight-six engine the only thing you’ll want to do is drive.

The History and Paperwork

  • A selection of MOTs documenting the exceptionally low mileage
  • Car only used and taxed in dry summer months
  • Invoices for parts and servicing
  • Original owner's manuals
  • V5 Present and correct
  • MOT to August
  • Private registration is not included in the sale and the original number plate "J450 HGY" will go with the vehicle

The Interior

  • Grey Nubuck leather with black hood and black carpets
  • Original BMW toolkit and first aid kit
  • All interior features in working order
  • Only very light signs of use, presenting very well
  • No faults or damage
  • Impeccably maintained

The Z1's interior is a delightful combination of comfort, 90’s style and sportiness that has aged beautifully. The grey Nubuck leather upholstery complements the sleek black hood and carpets, creating an inviting and stylish interior that looks as good today as when it rolled out of the factory 30 years ago.

The interior is in excellent condition, displaying only the lightest signs of use. Every feature works flawlessly, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience. With the top down this Z1 offers a superb driving experience that's hard to beat.

The Exterior

  • Paintwork in fantastic condition for the age
  • Hood in very good condition
  • All wheels present superbly
  • No faults or damage except 1 small split in n/side front wing
  • Fantastic 90's sportscar design
  • Trim, doors, light lenses and badges ar all in excellent condition

Its exceptional condition is a testament to the low mileage and careful ownership it has enjoyed throughout its life. The red paintwork is in fantastic condition, showcasing the meticulous care it has received. 

The well-preserved original features proudly accentuate the car's fantastic '90s styling, capturing the essence of an era defined by bold design choices. However, it's the Z1's unique sliding doors that truly set it apart, attracting attention wherever it goes. With an black hood and wheels that present superbly, this Z1 exudes timeless appeal and is a true classic of BMW design. 

The Mechanics

  • Fantastic 2,494cc straight-six engine
  • Engine bay and underside in superb condition
  • Mechanically sound with no known issues
  • Smooth and responsive performance
  • Regularly serviced and well-maintained
  • The owner informs us that the car drives perfectly

Under the hood, this Z1 houses a 2,494cc straight-six engine that when combined with the light weight of the car delivers a thrilling driving experience. The engine bay and underside of the car are in superb condition, a testament to meticulous maintenance and care. Mechanically, the Z1 is in excellent shape, with no known issues and a history of regular servicing. 

Thanks to the exceptionally low mileage and being kept in a heated garage all of the mechanical aspects of this Z1 present superbly. The owner informs us that the car drives exactly as it should, accelerating well, shifting smoothly and stopping quickly.


This Z1 is a meticulously maintained and low-mileage example of the car that started the Z series BMW’s. With its vibrant red exterior, impeccable interior, and fantastic '90s sportscar design, it is a head-turner in every sense. Having the same owner since 1996 speaks volumes about the car's desirability and quality. 

The sliding doors work perfectly, adding a unique touch to its already striking appearance. The comprehensive history file, including MOTs and invoices, further enhances its appeal and provides peace of mind to prospective buyers. If you're seeking an exceptional driving experience combined with timeless style, this BMW Z1 Convertible is the perfect choice. Z1’s this good don’t come up often, bid now - this one won't be around for long!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1992
  • Make BMW
  • Model Z1 Convertible
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 13,271 Miles
  • Engine size 2494cc
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Totnes
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom

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