BMW Z3 2.8 manual low mileage superb condition and value Interim service carried out 29/06/2020 (1998)

  • Colour Silver
  • Mileage 51K
  • Gearbox manual
  • Fuel petrol
  • Infomation
    • Type
    • Engine Size 1.0l
    • Registration
    • MOT
    • Service History
    • Mileage 51K
    • Colour Silver
    • Gearbox Manual
    • Fuel Type Petrol

Owned for the last 6 years by me with 51321 miles on the clock Silver 1998 2.8 manual pre facelift widebody. Loads of bills and paperwork history.

The suspension has been replaced, lowered and links and bushes all replaced with polybushes by a BMW specialist (Iridium Engineering Services of Southampton), This changed the handling out of all recognition. It now sticks to the road on the straight and corners, and no tramlining. Truly the best 2k spent on this car.

A Powerflow stainless steel exhaust (nice burble) and an engine tune gives (allegedly) 10bhp extra but more importantly increased torque making it an easy revving engine.

I've replaced the worn seat bushes - a common fault which results in the seat rocking back and forth when accelerating or braking.

Bills for over 2.5k

All mods are to improve the driving experience. I've never thrashed or had track days with this car, only used as a good weather drive out car - a real tourer with plenty of torque and power when you want/ need it plus its superb handling gives confidence in its performance.

As well as general maintenance, it's just sailed through an MOT - expires 31.5.2021. No advisories.

The electric hood's good although I did have to replace the rear screen. No water leaking in at all. Comes with tonneau and wind deflector.

It's got a complete service history with an intermediate oil and filter service carried out 29/06/2020 plus a brake fluid change last year. Showing 4 greens on the service interval. Tyres are about 3000 miles old and show little wear, min 6mm tread, as shown on a 20 point visual check carried out during the recent service. Nothing noted during the service requiring attention including brakes, fluids, exhaust etc. In addition to the service the front wheels were balanced as they were very slightly out. Tracking spot on.

Bodywork and wheels are excellent condition. Always garaged and only comes out on warm dry days.

Engine and gearbox absolutely no problems and beautifully smooth - comes with a 'cherished plate'.

Genuine reason for this very reluctant sale. I made sure the car was always in top condition as it was going to be my summer fun for years to come but circumstances have forced me to sell. This is an opportunity to purchase this low mileage 2.8 manual, which is really in excellent condition, at a fraction of the cost of a lot of higher mileage Z3's.

It really looks and sounds lovely plus handles brilliantly - just a standard 2.8 widebody sitting a bit lower and sounding a bit more raspy - a pleasure to drive and will undoubtedly put a smile on your face.