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Expired 2.8 Z3 Coupe - Left Hand Drive - lots of mods

Discussion in 'For Sale Archives' started by spurs fan in a coupe, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. spurs fan in a coupe

    spurs fan in a coupe Zorg Guru (IV)
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    Well, the time has finally come to sell up, after 6 years of happy motoring in my little coupe.
    The arrival of my first child means I need something with more seats or less airbags, depending on which way you look at it.
    First of all, asking price is £6995, being left hand drive it commands a premium on the continent.
    Currently on just under 175,000 miles, taxed until end of April 2014 (£225 last year)
    1 years MOT
    Those of you who have been on here for a while will recognise the car from the various mods I have carried out over the years, a decent journal can be found here... http://zroadster.org/forum/threads/spurs-fan-in-a-coupe-progress.370/
    But even this isn't everything!
    I'm sure I'll miss something out but here goes
    Earls clutch hose fitted
    Angel eye with LED side lights
    Smoked side lights and indicator lights
    red stuff brake pads all round
    new shorter leather gear knob
    Z3M side grills with ///M badge removed and filled
    Z3M Wheels powder coated in white with new rear tyres Nexen) decent tread left on fronts (Dunlop)
    Eibach lowering springs
    ///M door sills
    Front strut brace
    The car already had powerflex or similar uprated bushes when I bought it,
    also a Sebring exhaust (lovely gargling noises when decelerating ( I like it anyway))
    Mid-silencer deleted and replaced with stainless steel standard bend
    De-cat
    Cat for MOT can be included if car sells for near the asking price (was on recently for the MOT)
    Tinted windows
    Nokia handsfree phone kit (doesn't connect to my iPhone, but did work with all my other phones)
    There's bound to be more but that at least is a start!
    Car is a German bought 1998 (S reg) Left Hand Drive 2.8 straight 6 24v Z3 Coupe with nearly 175,000miles on the clock - 1 green service lights remaining (will change oil and fit OEM oil and air filter before sale and reset service light), electric leather heated seats (black), front and side airbags, ABS, Traction Control, Air Conditioning, Sunroof, finished in Hellrot (bright red) paint.
    I think that is it. In fair condition, for a car of 15 years of age and having covered that sort of mileage she has some stone chips (although the front end was re-sprayed about a year ago after a disagreement with a deer- not enough to put the car on the insurance category list - car is HPI clear)
    There are parking dings in both doors (some worse than others), in all honesty they could both do with a blow over, drivers door is showing signs of lacquer fade (common with red cars) and the top of the rear quarters also have some lacquer peel. Sills could also do with a spray and there are a few rust bubbles coming up on the front wings and here and there. Never been enough to warrant me getting them done, if I started getting each bit done I think I'd have the whole car re-sprayed by now.
    Interior is very tidy and clean, other than the dash, where the leather around the passenger's airbag has crack and rolled up slightly.
    All in all it really is a stunning car that always gets commented on by people when I'm out and about, I really don't want to sell but will for the right price.
    Still pulls well in all gears, drives surprisingly smoothly for an aging performance car.
    Anyone who has driven a BMW Z3 will know that compared to new cars they do feel slightly agricultural but that's part of the appeal to me.
    I've been very honest in my ad, and in my journal so please do get in contact if you realise this car is not mint, it is not going to win any concourse competitions but does drive well and look great.
    A rare car, much loved
    £6995
    Questions via PM please.
    Car is in Woking, Surrey
    All pictures taken this week.
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  2. Titan

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    GLWTS Andy but congrats on the reason
     
  3. GazHyde

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    +1. Never a good a better reason to have to upgrade your car ;)
     
  4. spurs fan in a coupe

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    Cheers Gaz and Terry, indeed it pains me to sell, but as soon as I se my little Harry, it makes it all worth while, test drive a Fabia VRS the other day and for the money it goes ok, I'm tempted to jog around in the Clio 172 track car until I find what I want, so no rush to sell the coupe, seat Leon FR or BMW 2.0 1 series or ideally he BMW 123d, the skoda might have to do for a year or two.
     
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    A few words of advice - from experience there is no such thing as the "terrible 2s" and only the first 26 years appear to be the worst (and the best) so far :joyful:
     
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  6. spurs fan in a coupe

    spurs fan in a coupe Zorg Guru (IV)
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    Thanks guys, massive price drop
    now £5450 in pistonheads, really need more seats!
    Will consider a swap (cash either way, realistically your way!) for a sensible size (not an M5!) quick diesel, up to about 5 years old, something like a golf GT TDI 170, Audi a3 2.0 or a Leon FR TDI.
     
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    spurs fan in a coupe Zorg Guru (IV)
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    Now on eBay - reduced to £5250 or best offer.

    Cheers
     
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    Hate Ebay for the above reason. Anyway good luck again.
     
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    Think I might have sold it!

    Could be lining up next to these soon

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    Hi, you and your coupe lead me to this forum last evening. I have watched this car for months now wishing I could afford to buy it and bring it to Canada. Settled for a 97 z3 that's sitting in a garage waiting some paperwork, etc before taking the bonne voyage to Halifax. My plan is to get the first import on Canadian soil and when my 05 Nissan Altima sells in spring to look for a coupe in the UK. It's right on what I want even down to the white wheels. Good luck with the sale. And, just to add to the terrible 2's comment. It's not 2-26 it's 2-????? As every number from 2 on contains a deuce. I'm 66 and my Mom still tells me that all the time. Later folks, JIM
     
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    Hi Andy, sorry to hear you're getting screwed around with the coupe. Good luck with this one. JIM
     
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    Still for sale, just cleared 180,000 miles, still going strong - as are the prices of Z3M coupes, seem to be flying, so sticking by my guns, the right buyer will come along!
     
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    Stop dangling the carrot Andy!! JIM
     
  17. spurs fan in a coupe

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    Recent snap of my car from the PistonHeads Sunday Service at Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands race circuit, Surrey.

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    Right up HT's street Andy.:) A left hooker.
     
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    Your car looks beautiful but seeing mileage and model (not a M) I could propose only 3500£.

    Regards