1999 BMW Z3 Coupe
The company's home state of Bavaria was also to be represented on
the company logo. The quarters of the inner circle on the BMW badge
display the state colors of the State of Bavaria - white and blue.
But they are in the inverse order, (at least as far as heraldic
rules are concerned, where you read clockwise from the top left).
The reason for this inverse order of blue and white in the BMW logo
was the local trademark law at the time, which forbade the use of
state coats of arms or other symbols of sovereignty on commercial
logos. A 1929 BMW ad depicts the BMW emblem, complete with the four
colored quadrants, in a spinning airplane propeller. The
interpretation that the BMW logo represents a propeller has endured
For consignment, a BMW Z3 coupe from 1999. This silver snappy
sports car has ceramic protected paint and recent full dealership
service including some new brakes, seat bushings, new front and
rear glass, a Dinan intake, and it rides on Cinturato P7 tires.
The front of the car is true BMW with its kidney shaped grille
openings, aero headlights and wide neoprene bumper. All bathed in
Arctic Silver Metallic and fronting a long hood making it the
quintessential pony car. On the front quarters are some shark like
openings for airflow and looks. It has a large sunroof on the top
and a stubby rear hatchback. Some light tinting to the glass and
17-inch alloy multi thin spoked wheels are wrapped in Cinturato
rubber in staggered width format from 2021.
High back leather buckets all smooth and sleek have some nicely
supporting bolsters in their edges. A center console with some wood
applique accenting runs between the chairs and houses the shifter.
This rises to the dash which adds a nice accenting to said dash all
in black. Plenty of buttons and sliders are in the central dash
ascending panel and in front of the driver is a lineup of sweep
gauges 2 large central circles and 2 smaller flanking gauges. Clean
gray carpeting covers the floors, which includes the rear storage
area behind the front 2 seats, accessible from the hatchback. A
cargo net is noted behind the seats and the area has a pullout
Crammed under the long hood is a 2.8 L I-6 cylinder engine with EFI
and a 5-speed manual transmission on back and a 3.23 final drive
axle. All clean and looking sporty under this hood.
Very clean where we note plenty of the typical German engineering
aero panels covering virtually everything. Front suspension is
Macpherson strut independent suspension, and on back are
independent coil springs. All new power disc braking is all
This car fired right up and drove and handled like a true sports
car. It has nice solid braking and some good power from the I-6 EFI
mill. All functions were working at the time of my drive.
A sporty car with a ling front end and a snubbed hatch back with
plenty of extra hauling space in back. Go fast and take your stuff
along, what else could you want?
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our
showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just
1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The
website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888)
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see the vehicle in person.