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A cult UK supplied BMW Z1 with 19,751 miles and full BMW service history.
Two-door two-seater roadster, torsionally rigid monocoque chassis, Z-Design rear axle, composite resin panels, rollover bar integrated into windscreen, electrically operated vertical sliding doors, low-beam headlights in ellipsoid technology, high beam headlights in paraboloid technology. Dealer accessories; Ultrasonic alarm, Pioneer 3090 stereo system with remote control, carpet mats.
The most striking colour in factory original Top Red, (Top Rot - Code 257), is everything you would except from a 19,751 miles example that has formed part of one of the UKs most renowned collections. Unrepeatable in condition, originality and credentials, the paintwork is near flawless and all composite panels, plastics and trim are preserved. One minuscule treated scratch will be forgiven by even the strictest scrutineer. The hood is factory fitted and as new with only a slight crease to the plastic rear screen. BMW dealer number plates are fitted and there are even stickers still attached to the original exhaust! The quirky electrically operated vertical sliding doors function seamlessly with the toothed rubber belts working as they should.
The special BMW sports seats feature integral headrests and are trimmed in the original Dark Grey Nubuk Leather, (Grau/Dunkelgrau - Code 0300), which are spotless and totally free from degradation. The pristine dashboard trimmed in Grey Cowhide hosts fully functioning and as new switches, controls and gauges and the unique three spoke steering wheel is perfect. The side panel trim is fully intact with only light scratches inflicted upon clambering in and out of the cockpit. Dealer supplied and near impossible to replace carpet mats remain with the car.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Sourced from the E30 325i is BMW’s legendary and time proven inline six-cylinder engine displacing 2494cc. A power output of 170bhp and 222Nm torque in a car weighing just 1250kg is enough to achieve 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 140mph. The spotless and unmolested engine bay displays factory plates and stickers and the composite bonnet wears the correct underside pressings and crackle finish. The five speed manual short throw gearbox is light and precise.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory fitted 16-inch 7-spoke alloy wheels are exclusive to the Z1 and this set are in pristine unrestored condition with perfect BMW centre caps. Matching premium Pirelli P7000 tyres of size 225/45 ZR16 have plenty of tread and the original space saver spare wheel with unused factory Michelin tyre is housed in the upper luggage compartment alongside the complete toolkit and jack. The ABS braking system offers more than adequate stopping power.
Such an automotive legend thoroughly deserves the advocation of an amazing history file, something this BMW Z1 enjoys in complete abundance with fully traceable ownership, BMW main dealer service history and mileage of just 19,751. A very rare UK supplied and UK registered Z1, the supplying BMW main dealer was Ryland Central of Birmingham and first registration was 1st March 1990. A new car sales invoice made out to first owner, UFB Finance, depicts a purchase price of £38,952.16, Porsche 911 money in 1990! A further used vehicle sales invoice from the same main dealer, Ryland Central, when the car was 21 months old with just 2,900 is included along with the BMW advert from the time when the vehicle was advertised for £26,750. The second owner, Mr John Rennison cherished the car for the next 20 years selling it to the famous Graham Dacre collection to where it was last registered.
The original BMW grey plastic wallet houses the service booklet with 17 stamped entries, all BMW main dealer with the most recent less than 100 miles ago and a cambelt change last carried out at 18,264 miles. All handbooks, guides and dealership welcome literature are in the wallet and there is even an original sales brochure. Completing the history is a large folder of supporting BMW service invoices and every MOT certificate from the first in 1993 to 2011 when it entered the collection, along with the most recent in May 2019.
MOT May 2020, HPI Clear.
Unit 6c Roundhouse Close
Peterborough PE1 5TA
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