WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?

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WTB - Z3 3.0i - Anyone fancy selling?

Post by yalden » Mon 26 Jan, 2015 14:24

All,

I've been in the market for a Z3 3.0i for about 2 years now and have failed to find the right car, with the right spec and history, at the right price.

If something doesn't turn up this year there's a good chance I may give up on my plans and head down a different route!!! So to try and restore my faith, are there any members here who would consider selling up their beloved car at the right price? Or have you seen one for sale that could be of interest?

Regards,

Chris

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Post by Jonttt » Mon 26 Jan, 2015 18:29

Too much power for you Chris :lol:

Ps welcome back, sort of :wink:
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Post by peter2b » Mon 26 Jan, 2015 20:20

Tried eBay just seen some 2.8 z3s on there
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Post by yalden » Mon 26 Jan, 2015 21:10

Jonttt wrote:Too much power for you Chris :lol:

Ps welcome back, sort of :wink:
As much as I love Z3M's I'm not sure I could ever own one, simply because all the rare parts I've acquired over the years are predominantly for non-M's. I'd have to start over, hunting down the prefacelift 3-pc aero deck spoiler, hamann bumper fog inserts etc... :oops:

I'm also conscious that they're really starting to appreciating now and I would probably end up begrudging myself for not buying one a year or so ago for 6-7k.

I'm steadily leaning towards Z4M's, plenty of imola roadsters out there for the picking and parts aren't anywhere near as hard to come by, presumably because the Z4 sold in much greater numbers! S54 power, a few extra creature comforts and a reasonable investment...

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Post by the_youth » Mon 26 Jan, 2015 21:52

There is someone selling a white z3m on Facebook with about 95k on the clock. Comes with matching hardtop and looks very clean in and out. White is quite a rarity and they are only asking £6.5k which is mega cheap in anyone's books.


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Post by Jonttt » Mon 26 Jan, 2015 23:25

yalden wrote:
Jonttt wrote:Too much power for you Chris :lol:

Ps welcome back, sort of :wink:
As much as I love Z3M's I'm not sure I could ever own one, simply because all the rare parts I've acquired over the years are predominantly for non-M's. I'd have to start over, hunting down the prefacelift 3-pc aero deck spoiler, hamann bumper fog inserts etc... :oops:

I'm also conscious that they're really starting to appreciating now and I would probably end up begrudging myself for not buying one a year or so ago for 6-7k.

I'm steadily leaning towards Z4M's, plenty of imola roadsters out there for the picking and parts aren't anywhere near as hard to come by, presumably because the Z4 sold in much greater numbers! S54 power, a few extra creature comforts and a reasonable investment...
Nothing wrong with a Z4m but those parts definately won't fit :wink:

I prefer the Z3 Classic looks for visual modding, but you've already been there and done that I guess
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Post by yalden » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 09:05

Thanks for the link. I'm not convinced that's an original Alpine white, although I could be wrong, it just seems an odd combination to have blue interior on a white Z3M. £6.5k with hardtop almost seems too cheap and makes me wonder what is wrong with it!
Jonttt wrote:I prefer the Z3 Classic looks for visual modding, but you've already been there and done that I guess
I'm with you on that but I think the only way I could work a Z3M is by heading down the coupe route. Unfortunately they're often circa 20k, which is almost double what they were selling for a couple years back, so again I'd begrudge myself for not buying sooner. I did see an Estoril Blue on pistonheads for 13k or so last night, with 108k on the clock... that is tempting but I would really prefer a lower mileage example, ideally in Imola.

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Post by Joycey » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 11:05

That White Z3M is original, Its the only one in RHD in the UK the other 3 are LHD.

Bare in mind that white Z3M used to be supercharged in the past, also the seller has no service history and she's ropey round the edges. (Guages dont work,Currently flat battery,little rust)

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Post by Davejue1 » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 11:56

Joycey wrote:That White Z3M is original, Its the only one in RHD in the UK the other 3 are LHD.

Bare in mind that white Z3M used to be supercharged in the past, also the seller has no service history and she's ropey round the edges. (Guages dont work,Currently flat battery,little rust)
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Would it be a good buy then long term? Obviously a rare thing, worth throwing a few quid at. :)
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Post by yalden » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 12:16

Joycey wrote:That White Z3M is original, Its the only one in RHD in the UK the other 3 are LHD.

Bare in mind that white Z3M used to be supercharged in the past, also the seller has no service history and she's ropey round the edges. (Guages dont work,Currently flat battery,little rust)

Lee
It could make for a good long term project and almost deserves to be saved but whilst you can polish out any cosmetic and mechanical flaws the history of the car is not always recoverable and to me that's quite important.

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Post by Joycey » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 12:18

Exactly, the only thing that worries me is why hide its history. I carried out a HPI check and VIN number check yesterday on this car all seems correct. Seeing as my M is white its not original unlike this one.

It does need alot of work but the perfect project.

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Post by the_youth » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 12:40

Let's face it, with the age of them now and the fact they do change hands more often these days, an M is always going to be a project. Some may need less work than others but all will need work. How far you go depends on your abilities and how particular you want to be.

A dog can be made to look good again.

Mine didn't have any history with it bar the fact I knew it had a rebuilt engine just before I bought it. Not because it was anything dodgy but because it was a finance repossession and the previous bint owner decided to destroy all docs (didn't stop her trying to register it as stolen when I applied for a v5 a full 2 yrs after the finance company took possession). She abandoned the car when she blew the engine and stopped making payments. I got the car from a BMW specialist who happens to be a friend. I initially wanted and E30 M3 but out of price range and this with its simple set up and few drivers aids made it close in terms of a drivers car.

Since I've had it ive corrected all issues. It will never be concourse but I enjoy it and it'll be something my kid could use when he's old enough (in about 16yrs!!!)

I've also had a fair bit of help from BMW in reconstructing most of the history. It wasn't easy but the dealers who serviced the car are still around and have sent me copy invoices just with the names and addresses of previous owners blanked out.

So remedying the situation is possible.

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Post by yalden » Wed 28 Jan, 2015 11:22

Joycey wrote:Exactly, the only thing that worries me is why hide its history. I carried out a HPI check and VIN number check yesterday on this car all seems correct. Seeing as my M is white its not original unlike this one.

It does need alot of work but the perfect project.

Lee
I've been talking with the owner and it is becoming more and more tempting. If it wasn't a 6hr drive to view I'd have been there already to give it the once over. I have no doubts that I could turn it around, clean it up and recover some of the history... I recall seeing a review in BMW Car when it was owned by namatjira (the car was called 'Boomer').

A bit of searching confirmed that the temp gauge was removed to accommodate a boost gauge, so presumably it was never wired back in (hence doesn't work now). Having seen the amount of work that was undertaken back along my worry would be that when returning the car to original spec there may have been a few short cuts...

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Post by beerbelly » Wed 28 Jan, 2015 20:14

id be worried too if whoever did the work thought a boost gauge was more important than a temp gauge. ffs you can fit a boost gauge anywhere

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Post by yalden » Wed 28 Jan, 2015 21:08

It was only the external temperature gauge...

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Post by beerbelly » Thu 29 Jan, 2015 06:40

ahh :dunce:

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Post by Julie Z3 » Thu 12 Feb, 2015 17:47

Thought you guys may be interested if you've read this thread from the beginning, just a small profit if it sales lol beginning to grate a little that I may never be able to afford an M at this rate. Even thought of viewing this as it was such a good price compared to many for sale at the moment but the distance involved and the fact it had previously been fitted with a supercharger with very little history put me off.Really need to be more decisive :)




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Post by TR4man » Thu 12 Feb, 2015 22:13

That's a cheeky price for a 93,000 miler

I didn't realise Exchange & Mart was still going....

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Post by Country Boy » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 09:12

I know you are looking for a Z3 - but I have been watching this for a while.

For a Z4 it is in an unusual colour rather than the "silver"
Nice interior and quite low miles

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ ... gcode=visc


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Post by Southernboy » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 11:59

........ IMO the Z4 interior would likely put me to sleep....sooooo boring...... I did however watch a USA motoring show where a Z4 owner had the dash and console given a "wood" finish paint treatment - he reckoned a roadster had to have a wood finish to be a roadster, and I can empathise with that - It turned out really well and I was suitably impressed with the end result. It was an excellent paint job by a true "artist" and heavily coated with clear coat to give it the depth one once saw on the the real wood in Jaguars etc. It certainly improved on the boring stretch of ally which leaves me feeling disinterested.. :wink:
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Post by TR4man » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 12:38

Southernboy wrote:........ IMO the Z4 interior would likely put me to sleep....sooooo boring...... I did however watch a USA motoring show where a Z4 owner had the dash and console given a "wood" finish paint treatment - he reckoned a roadster had to have a wood finish to be a roadster, and I can empathise with that - It turned out really well and I was suitably impressed with the end result. It was an excellent paint job by a true "artist" and heavily coated with clear coat to give it the depth one once saw on the the real wood in Jaguars etc. It certainly improved on the boring stretch of ally which leaves me feeling disinterested.. :wink:
Do you know, that is just the thing that puts me off "upgrading" to a Z4 - the interiors are just so bland. Having said that some of the more basic Z3s have uninspiring interiors too.

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Post by Southernboy » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 12:41

yep....it really needs something to make it more "retro roadster"..... I've seen more interesting 1950's Toyota interiors..... :lol: :lol:
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Post by yalden » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 13:42

If I was to head down the route of the Z4 I would likely go for an Alpina Roadster S or Z4m, however having had a good look over one of the latter I just couldn't see the appeal compared to a Z3... my good wife has encouraged me to stick to my guns and remain patient, so where are all the tidy 3.0 Sports??

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Post by Dino D » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 16:33

The Alpina is special thing indeed. They do shift too.
The Z4M was a step back in 'specialness' and one of the most subdued looking M's.
Would need some work to make it 'special' looking in my opinion. No doubt it's a great driven though...
But I'd still take a Z3M just for the classic looks..

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Post by sharkman07 » Fri 13 Feb, 2015 19:04

Country Boy wrote:I know you are looking for a Z3 - but I have been watching this for a while.

For a Z4 it is in an unusual colour rather than the "silver"
Nice interior and quite low miles

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ ... gcode=visc


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Post by lightning » Sat 14 Feb, 2015 18:13

You can buy my pristine 54,000 mile Topaz Blue/cream leather 3.0 M Sport if the price is right.
I will buy another as a project, as l like working on cars and this one needs nothing.
It's a manual with all the options, aircon, cruise, heated seats, hardtop, wind deflector, tonneau, sports seats, etc and is a show winning example with not one single stone chip (l have cups and photos from shows l have entered)

I spent over £1,500 on detail items to make it perfect, such as new wheel nuts and centre caps, new sill tread plates, door seals, various plastic parts, sidelights, bolts and screws, switches, genuine BMW overmats (the last OE set ever!) front bumper resprayed at BMW dealer etc

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Post by Bananasport » Sat 14 Feb, 2015 20:25

I'm interested. PM sent

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Post by Neutro999 » Thu 05 Mar, 2015 11:31

yalden - I may be (and it's a big maybe because I do love it) - but I MAY be considering selling mine soon - for a number of reasons. Cost of running and cost of bits I want to replace with genuine OEM parts being the main factors.

The spec is:
3.0i non-sport
Sapphire black metallic
bridgestone tyres all-round
Alloy-wheel 17" style 42 - bolted
Black classic leather heated sports seats (not-bad condition except drivers bolster)
Elec. folding soft-top
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M-sport steering wheel
6 cd changer
Headlight washers
on-board computer
roll-bars
done just over 100K - partial service history (BMW main dealer up to 50K-ish)
bad points: alloys could do with a refurb, headlights bit dull-looking, bonnet paintwork could do with detailing in places.

I just thought I would put it out there and see if this a spec that would appeal/similar to what you're looking for - gauge your interest. But as I say not a definate to sell - only a musing if you will at this stage :)

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Post by yalden » Thu 05 Mar, 2015 19:36

lightning wrote:You can buy my pristine 54,000 mile Topaz Blue/cream leather 3.0 M Sport if the price is right.
Neutro999 wrote:yalden - I may be (and it's a big maybe because I do love it) - but I MAY be considering selling mine soon - for a number of reasons. Cost of running and cost of bits I want to replace with genuine OEM parts being the main factors.
Lightning and Neutro,

Thanks to both of you for baring me in mind; at the moment I'm holding out for a hellrot 3.0, I'm hoping one might come up for sale as the weather picks up and the convertible market grows.

Good luck with both sales.

Chris

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Post by yalden » Thu 26 Mar, 2015 21:13

...bump...

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Post by Del » Sun 29 Mar, 2015 18:27

Nice looking, original example - not red paint but the seats are red :)
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Post by johnz3 » Sun 29 Mar, 2015 18:53

Looks good with the red roof. Not sure why it is 'very rare'.

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Post by eahornel1 » Sun 29 Mar, 2015 19:09

Theres a nice one on .org for sale, looks lovely..

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Post by yalden » Sun 04 Oct, 2015 19:09

This thread can be closed now... finally made a purchase!

I gave up on a hellrot Z3 and was keen to buy JohnZ3's estoril sport but due to a family holiday I couldn't get to view it before it sold to bananasport.

Thankfully upon my return I found it's twin... perhaps not as good condition, just a few niggles to sort!

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Post by Brian H » Sun 04 Oct, 2015 20:00

Congrats on the purchase, I look forward to seeing your updates, you must have a garage full of stuff ready for this car :)

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Post by yalden » Mon 05 Oct, 2015 22:58

Brian H wrote:Congrats on the purchase, I look forward to seeing your updates, you must have a garage full of stuff ready for this car :)
Thanks Brian, I have a good collection of bits ready to go; some from my last build but also various bits I've bought over the last couple years in anticipation...!

Firstly I want / need to get the car up to the standard it deserves!

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Post by Brian4 » Tue 06 Oct, 2015 17:21

yalden wrote:
Brian H wrote:Congrats on the purchase, I look forward to seeing your updates, you must have a garage full of stuff ready for this car :)
Thanks Brian, I have a good collection of bits ready to go; some from my last build but also various bits I've bought over the last couple years in anticipation...!

Firstly I want / need to get the car up to the standard it deserves!

If your previous one was anything to go by the standard it deserves will be immaculate.
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