Additional information

Body Type

Sports Convertible





Ext Colour

Titanium Silver Metallic




Like New

Model Year


Fuel Type


Int Colour

Black Chameleon Leather

Service History


Philip Raby

2001 BMW Z3 2.2i Roadster


We believe this must be one of the best BMW Z3 Roadsters in the country. With just 21,200 miles on the clock, it really is in nearly-new condition. The first owner was an elderly gentleman who never used the car in the rain during his 13-year ownership (there is a letter confirming this, and we have no reason to doubt it). The second owner was just as pedantic and cherished the vehicle to ensure it remained perfect. We then sold it two years ago to its third owner, a regular customer of ours, who has maintained the car in the same condition.

Finished in Titanium Silver Metallic with Black Chameleon leather interior, the BMW boasts a great specification, including a BMW Business CD RDS head-unit, heated Sports seats, Oregon Leather upholstery. M Sport steering wheel and Matt Chrome handbrake cover and gearknob.

The car retains its original toolkit, first aid kit and even a set of BMW tissues. There are two keys (one in a BMW leather pouch) plus a valet key. There is even an unused keyring and tax-disc holder from the supplying dealer.

The BMW comes with an astonishingly well-documented main-dealer service history, with the last service in May 2020. It also has a SkyTag tracking device fitted. Any work required over the years has been done, including replacement front brake calipers, discs and pads in 2017, and four new Continental Sport Contact tyres in 2016 (because of their age rather than any wear). Every job done, part bought and even the times the car was taxed (never over the winter) has been recorded by the last owner and kept meticulously filed in a massive folder.

This Z3 (and its history file) really has to be seen to be believed. It is a true collector’s item and a joy to behold.

f you are unable to get to us, please get in touch as we offer a remote buying service. We can first make a personalised video or organise a conference call to show you around one of our cars and covering all aspects you want to see. We can even take the car for a drive as you watch. If you like the car, you pay for it and we shall deliver it to you free of charge (within mainland UK). We are based on the south coast of England, nestled between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a lovely area to visit and you are still very welcome to come and view our stock or just have a chat about cars!

Philip Raby Specialist Cars is refreshingly different. We like to build a friendly relationship with customers; before, during and after you buy from us. You won’t get a hard sell but you will get friendly and professional advice to ensure that we find exactly the right car for you. We have sold hundreds of Porsches and other specialist cars and have a vast experience to share with you.

Each car we sell goes through a thorough independent mechanical inspection and any faults found put right before sale. This ensures that your new car is ready for you to enjoy from day one, without you having to worry about a thing. In the unlikely event you have a problem, we include a six-month warranty underwritten by us. We stand by this warranty so, if you have any issue with your car, wherever you are in the UK, we will work with you to put things right, without any quibble or fuss. So do please get in touch for a chat and to arrange a visit or a live video. Part exchange and finance available – please click the Finance button below for details.

Philip Raby says: “It’s rare to find a Z3 that hasn’t been messed around with and is this astonishingly original. It’s a lot of fun to drive, too, with a traditional front-engined feel and a real solidity about it. It is an affordable and fun classic.”


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For more information, or to book an appointment to view, please call 01243 780389 or send a message via the form below. We’d love to hear from you.