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Lot 045: BMW Z3 1.9 Fiji Edition

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (13 July 2011)

Launched in 1996 and staying in production until 2002, the Z3 was BMW's first modern mass-market roadster and was designed very much with the American market in mind. Beautifully styled by Joji Nagashima in BMW's Californian design studio, it had more than a whiff of the WW2 fighter plane about it, with an aggressively flared bonnet sporting chromed side vents that wouldn't have looked out of place on a Messerschmitt ME109. Initially powered by a 138bhp 1.9-litre 4-cylinder engine, this could propel the little roadster to 60mph in just 9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 127mph.

First registered in December 1998, this Z3 1.9 is a limited edition Fiji model that comes in a most striking shade of Fiji Green. It has covered only 54,000 miles to date with a full BMW service history, the last service just 500 miles ago. Fitted with a rare factory hardtop, it also benefits from an electric soft top, air conditioning, electric leather seats and a CD player. Said to drive exactly as a low mileage main dealer maintained example should it is taxed until February 2012 and MOTd until next March.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
Lot Number045
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£4500
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating0
Registration numberS58 JMG
Chassis numberWBACH72090LD86184
Engine number03308982
Engine capacity (cc)1895
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2