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How to wreck a BMW Z3 and pretend to sell it for the price of a Porsche Cayman GTS4

Everyone has their own hobbies. One of mine is to check second-hand car sales websites and look for and browse cars, especially classics, that I could never afford to buy or that, even if I could, I wouldn’t buy because of the complexity and headaches that their maintenance would give me. And on one of these occasions I came across an advert that caught my attention. At first glance, from the photo, I had no idea what kind of vehicle it was, until I read the description. Until I read the description – a BMW Z3?

The BMW Z3 is, coincidentally, one of my favourite cars, so for a person like me who prefers to see cars as the designer intended them, with nothing added, it made me cry blood from my eyes.

It is advertised as an award winning car in the tunnig world and as a unique and exclusive model, with an investment of more than 60.000 € in converting a Z3 into this piece of shit.

Interest in car tuning has fortunately fallen off, although there was a time when it was quite popular and it was common to see magazines specialising in these conversions. This tuned BMW was on the cover of one of them.

Now, for 100,000 €, is it worth it? At first glance, and without breaking my head too much, I went to the Porsche website and for the same price you can find a Porsche Cayman GTS 4. It will not be unique, that’s true, and as the ad says “If you want a unique car in the world, this is it”. I leave you the link to see the vehicle at the end of the text, in case someone is encouraged to buy it.

For the same price, and you have €200 left over for petrol.

A little history of the BMW Z3

The BMW Z3 is a sports car produced by the German company BMW between 1995 and 2002, being the first BMW roadster since the 507 model of the 1950s and marked BMW’s entry into the small, sporty roadster market. The Z3 was designed by designer Joji Nagashima, who also designed the BMW 850i and the BMW Z1. The Z3 was first unveiled in 1995 at the Geneva Motor Show and quickly became a sales success.

The Z3 was available with a variety of engines, including four- and six-cylinder in-line engines, and was also available in an M version, which featured a 3.2-litre in-line six-cylinder engine. The Z3 is also known for its appearance in the 1995 James Bond film “GoldenEye”, where it was driven by Pierce Brosnan. In 2002, the Z3 was replaced by the BMW Z4, which featured a more modern and advanced design, although for my taste not as elegant. 

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