For Sale: 1996 BMW Z3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1996 BMW Z3 - First Year of Z3 -1.9L 4 Cylinder - 5 Speed Manual Transmission - 36k Miles - Black Over Tan Interior (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1996 BMW Z3 on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 170 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to its accident and damage-free Carfax history, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) BMW Z3 �€" The time is now. �€" Car & Classic (U.K.) website, July 2020 Reviewer, Chris Pollitt, gave a summary of the model's development: The Z3 project began in 1991 and was led by Burkhard Göschel. The brief was for BMW to come up with something that could occupy the competitive two-seater roadster marketplace, of which the Mazda MX-5 was undoubtedly the king. BMW wasn't going directly against the Mazda though, and instead wanted to offer something more solid and luxurious, while also offering the famed BMW handling. As such, the Z3 was based on the floorpan of the hugely successful E36 3 Series, but with the semi-trailing arm suspension designs from the E30 3 Series. Pollitt went on to address the Z3's lasting appeal: Because they're handsome, they're brilliant to drive... they're impressively reliable and let's be honest, who doesn't like the idea of saying they drive a BMW? More than that though, the Z3 is the complete package; a car that was built after serious thought, research and development. BMW didn't just throw this out to compete, it did it to be the best, and in the eyes of many, it succeeded. Offered here is a 1996 BMW Z3 in Black2 over Sand Beige. The car's production specifications decoded from its VIN (courtesy of are as follows: VIN: LB65399 Production date: 1996-02-09 Type: Z3 Series: E36 Steering: Lefthand drive Engine: M44 Transmission: Manual Color: Black 2 Upholstery: Leather Oregon/int. beige/sand beige Equipment/Options: S410 Window lifts, electric, front S440 Non-smoker Package S676 HiFi Speaker System S687 Radio Preparation S694 Provisions for BMW 6-CD Changer S520 Fog Lights S530 Air Conditioning S540 Cruise Control S209 Differential Lock 25% S240 Steering Wheel, Leather S243 Airbag Foo Front Passenger S272 BMW LA Wheel Z Star S354 Windscreen, Green-Tinted Upper Strip S380 Hardtop-Preparation S388 Softtop, Black S806 Third Stoplamp S853 Language Version, English The car's odometer currently reads 36,621 miles, or fewer than 1,500 miles per-year on average. The car's exterior black paint remains in good overall condition with swirl marks and some light patina noted. Black trim (door handles, windshield surround, taillight trim) is in very good condition, as are the tastefully limited chrome touches surrounding the bespoke kidney-shaped grille. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) There is no evident damage anywhere on the body. The black-fabric soft-top is also without flaw. Factory 16-inch, 5-spoke alloy factory wheels with BMW-logo center caps are mounted with Michelin® 225/50 performance tires. The wheels show very light road rash. Inside, the Sand Beige leather upholstery (with textured inserts on the well-bolstered bucket seats) has been properly maintained, and is free of rips or tears. Tan cabin carpeting (with matching carpet mats) is in similar condition. The tan door trim (echoing the seat-upholstery design) and tan-and-black dashboard surfaces are unmarred; instrument markings and lenses are as-new. The BMW-logo, leather-trimmed, sport steering wheel shows very little wear. (Please view the close-up photography in the gallery to assess the Z3's excellent interior-surface condition.) The cent

Vehicle Details

  • 1996 BMW Z3
  • Listing ID: CC-1564958
  • Price: $17,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1996
  • Make:BMW
  • Model:Z3
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:36621
  • Stock Number:21KCC200
  • VIN:4USCH7328TLB65399

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420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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