Well, After getting rid of my MX-5 in August I've taken the plunge and bought a Z3. And there's a story to her.. She's a 1997 2.8 Manual in black with 55K on the clock. Sadly she's been put on the Cat C register... I saw her at a local company that sells cars from Insurance companies. Basically it looks like something has fallen on the bonnet.. It's dented and scratched. Badly.. Now I know a bonnet wouldn't be cheap new, but I can't understand why she's been written off.. But to be fair I'm lucky as she cost me not a lot of money at all... I've got a bonnet off ebay in the same colour, so all else needed is a few bumper scuffs sorted.. So I will post a few photo's showing before and after. First few jobs are working out why the hood wont open.. (micro switch or pump..??) and more urgently (as the tyres look sad) get her on a set of 18"' BMW wheels.. Has anyone found the MV alloys good??