2003 (03) BMW Z3 3.0 M54 Sport Roadster

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2003 (03) BMW Z3 3.0 M54 Sport Roadster

Post by Rob_v6 » Fri 09 Jun, 2017 20:44

Unfortunately I will be looking to sell my BMW z3 purchased just a year ago from a forum member. My wife and I are expecting our first child shortly and unfortunately I haven't had much chance to use it over the last year due to finishing the drive and garden, but imagine that will get worse on the arrival of the new family member! Since buying the car I have only done 630 miles and it probably deserves more use.

2003(22nd May 03) 3.0L M54(231BHP) Genuine Sport model roadster in Sapphire Black(475), with red/black sports interior.
Car registration is SH03 OWB
Current mileage 63,604 miles and it probably won't rise much based on my last 12 months use!

It has the usual sports spec. Chrome interior pack, sports seats(heated seats), M Sports suspension, M Sport steering wheel, LSD and 17” Sports LA Alloys. Also has standard spec such as electric roof, OBC etc…
Optional upgrades, wind deflector and AC Schnitzer Aluminium pedals.

New front pads were fitted and an Inspection 1 carried out at BMW in July'16 by the previous owner.

The car drives really well, all of the servicing has been at BMW dealerships. The original sales invoice is also included in all the paperwork.

-Bodywork, some minor scratches, but they are the sort that can be buffed/polished out.
-Hood, operates really well, the rear screen has a line running across it where it has folded. This could possibly be polished out with the right products. Black roof has some shiney elements on it, but no tears.
-Interior – dash and door cards are excellent. Passenger seat has no wear, drivers seat has some slight wear on the right hand side upper bolster. Interior colour combo is superb with the exterior colour.
-tyres all have a decent amount of tread on - I can measure if required.


S209 Differential lock 25%
S210 Dynamic stability control III
S243 Airbag for front passenger
S263 LA wheels with mixed tyres
S302 Alarm system
S345 Chrome Line Interieur
S388 Soft top, black
S395 Rollover protection system
S398 Soft top, electro-mechanical. Semi-automatic.
S423 Floor mats, velour
S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit
S441 Smoker package
S481 Sports seat
S494 Seat heating driver/passenger
S502 Headlight cleaning system
S520 Fog lights
S530 Air conditioning
S550 On-board computer
S658 Radio BMW Business CD RDS
S704 M Sports suspension
S710 M sports steering wheel, multifunction
S719 Sports Edition
S785 White direction indicator lights
S818 Battery master switch
S853 Language version, English
S863 Dealer List Europe
S877 Omission of non-combined operation
S880 Operating instructions, English
S925 Dispatch protection pack

History wise:-
Brake fluid changes:-

• 19.07.2005 34,566 miles Halliwell Jones BMW
• 11.07.2008 45,411 miles Halliwell Jones BMW
• 06.07.2010 51,673 miles Halliwell Jones BMW
• 20.05.2013 58,425 miles Halliwell Jones BMW
• 06.07.2016 62,828 miles JCT600 BMW


• 08.06.2004 17,099 miles Douglas Park BMW(recorded but not stamped)
• 22.02.2005 27,354 miles Douglas Park BMW(recorded but not stamped)
• 19.07.2005 34,566 miles Inspection 1 Halliwell Jones BMW
• 11.07.2008 45,411 miles Oil Service Halliwell Jones BMW
• 06.07.2010 51,673 miles Inspection 2 Halliwell Jones BMW
• 20.05.2013 58,425 miles Oil Service Halliwell Jones BMW
• 06.07.2016 62,828 miles Inspection 1 JCT600 BMW

MOT History:-

• Test date 24th April 2017
• Odometer reading 63,527
• Advisory notice item (s)
Brake pipe slightly corroded rear (3.6.B.2c)

I spoke to the tester and he mentioned the brake pipe is only very slightly corroded and not in any immediate need for repair. He was extremely complimentary about the condition of the z3 all around.

• Test date 25 April 2016
• Odometer reading 62,727 miles
• Advisory notice item(s)
nearside handbrake cable deteriorated
front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
nearside front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)

• Test date 3 February 2015
• Odometer reading 61,782 miles

• Test date 19 February 2014
• Odometer reading 58,672 miles
• Advisory notice item(s)
n/s o/s wishbone rear bushes slight movement

• Test date 19 February 2014
• Test Result Fail
• Odometer reading 58,672 miles
• Reason(s) for failure
Rear Tyre not fitted in accordance with side wall instructions (4.1.D.1f)
• Advisory notice item(s)
n/s o/s wishbone rear bushes slight movement

• Test date 20 May 2013
• Odometer reading 58,425 miles
• Advisory notice item(s)
nearside and offside front brake flexy hoses stating to crack
both rear suspension coil springs corroded

• Test date 21 May 2012
• Odometer reading 57,429 miles

• Test date 21 July 2011
• Odometer reading 54,867 miles

• Test date 6 July 2010
• Odometer reading 51,673 miles

• Test date 24 July 2009
• Odometer reading 49,131 miles

• Test date 11 July 2008
• Odometer reading 45,411 miles

• Test date 20 July 2007
• Odometer reading 41,787 miles

• Test date 2 August 2006
• Odometer reading 37,867 miles

• Test date 15 June 2006
• Odometer reading 37,850 miles

• Test date 22 May 2006
• Odometer reading 37,722 miles

The car was stored in a garage over winter, but now has a breathable cover on whilst parked on the drive. Plenty of photos but feel free to ask any questions.

Ideally I am looking for around the £7750 price mark, which I feel Is sensible looking at similar older examples around with more mileage, but open to sensible offers. I am located in Northwich, Cheshire, which has fairly decent train networks from Manchester / Liverpool and Birmingham lines if required.



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