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1998 BMW Z3 2.8

Photos provided by the seller


  • Well preserved leather interior
  • Long advisory-free MOT
  • Beautifully clean underneath

The Appeal

The BMW Z3 will always be remembered as the car Piers Brosnan drives in the James Bond film Goldeneye. So if you want to get your hands on a Bond car, you need look no further than this fine example of a Z3. 

Imported from Japan only a few months ago, this Z3 appears to be in great condition, with a well preserved interior and a clean MOT with no advisories. 

This car appears to be a very clean example of a Z3, with the accompanying photographs showing the underside to be in beautifully clean condition. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Manufactured in 1998
  • Exported to Japan when new
  • First registered in the UK in September 2022
  • BMW service book included
  • Part service history
  • Import taxes paid, confirmed in a letter from the DVLA
  • No registered previous keepers in the UK
  • MOT to August 2023
  • No MOT advisories
  • Comes with two keys, on of which operates the central locking

The Interior

  • The leather interior of this Z3 is in excellent condition
  • There is some light wear to the steering wheel
  • Otherwise, the interior is said to be very well preserved
  • The vendor has had the rear window replaced and a tear in the upholstery repaired
  • All interior features are said to function as they should
  • Air conditioning is fitted and said to work very well
  • The carpets are in clean condition throughout
  • The door cards are well presented
  • Speedometer and odometer read in kilometres
  • The radio has been updated with a bluetooth interface, USB connectivity and an aux socket

The Exterior 

  • The paintwork is said to be in good condition for its age
  • There are a few stone chips and scratches throughout
  • The car runs on 17 inch alloy wheels
  • We’re told that the tyres have begun to show signs of cracking
  • The car is in fantastic condition underneath, with no corrosion or damage
  • The external trim appears to be well preserved, and features a carbon fibre effect BMW badge
  • The soft top hood is clean and tight, and raises and lowers as it should
  • The lamp lenses appear to be clear and bright

The Mechanics 

  • 2.8 litre six-cylinder engine produces 189 hp
  • Automatic transmission
  • MOT test passed in August 2022, with no advisories
  • The engine bay appears to be clean and tidy 
  • There are no reported leaks or smoke
  • Said to drive very well, with no issues reported


This Z3 is presented in great condition. Its well preserved interior looks like a very pleasant place to be, with its supportive leather seats and well stocked list of features. 

The car’s long advisory-free MOT certificate will give its next owner confidence and it is said to be in extremely good condition underneath. This Z3 would make a great daily driver or something fun for the weekend. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2022
  • Make BMW
  • Model Z3
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 89,157 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2800
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Location Cleveland
  • Country United Kingdom

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