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Old 1st January 2016, 20:41
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Default Z3 Donor Cars

I thought it would be a good time to start a thread for Z3 donors. If like me when you are looking you can't find the right car, then when you're not lots are available! Always the way, isn't it ?

So if you have seen one suitable please post a link here so any "would be" buyers can follow them up. I would suggest the six cylinder, manual gearbox cars are best but any thing could be considered. Most will be looking to spend upto 2k on a good one, there are plenty of choices over 3k so we won't consider those here.
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Old 2nd January 2016, 07:49
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I went for a 2.8 manual and didn't think any further.
With hindsight I would have thought more about interior colour as I bought one with the beige ostrich skin finish and have made myself a lot of work and some expense removing it all to fit a full black interior set.
Oh well, I live and never learn.

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Old 2nd January 2016, 09:18
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I have found that the best deals are away from ebay at other places such as your local paper/ post office windows etc. I have seen two that way but missed out because they had already sold by the time I called !

Agreed , the black interior has got the retro look to start with . The early car black leather seats look good compared to the later ones with that centre bulge.
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Old 2nd January 2016, 15:44
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Not sure the engine size as it doesnt say but its a cheap car!

https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-...ome/1148605911
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Old 2nd January 2016, 16:08
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Not sure the engine size as it doesnt say but its a cheap car!

https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-...ome/1148605911
Single, oval tailpipe says it's a 1.9, all sixes have at least a twin outlet
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Old 2nd January 2016, 17:28
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Says 1895 engine size in the spec so yes 1.9
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Old 3rd January 2016, 15:35
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White 2.8 Auto on ebay at the moment. Low mileage 70k . Bid to around 1500 with a day to go. Also fitted with the rare hard top which would get you a few hundred pounds resale.
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Old 3rd January 2016, 15:38
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The Preloved ads above all look good value compared to ebay listings. Most are fixed price with ono. The red 2.2 manual looks a really good buy.
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Old 3rd January 2016, 16:37
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First page of Z3s on Gumtree are all less that 2000

https://www.gumtree.com/search?page=...ce=&max_price=
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Old 13th January 2016, 07:41
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Found this on a salvage site?

https://auctions.hills-motors.co.uk/...sort=0&srch=z3
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the worse they look the better donor they make.

I guess its a 1.9 or 2.0 and the seller hasn't put any real info
But no one will want it and its very cheap.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3/131...3D231809445450
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Old 15th January 2016, 11:51
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Im guessing the owner is 17 or 18 ish? So with the cost of insurance im sure its a 1.9 - im not sure anyone over the age of 20 would drive it
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Old 15th January 2016, 12:28
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I would need two paper bags to drive that. One just in case the first came off..the shame would be too much!
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Ugh, that's nasty on every level inside and out. It is a 1.9 btw, the giveaway is the single, oval tailpipe.
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Old 15th January 2016, 16:21
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There's a better one finishing on ebay Sunday morning and currently going cheap -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1619425320...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

It's been mis-described in the title, it's not a 1.9, it's a 2 litre straight six and I almost overlooked it because of that.
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Old 15th January 2016, 16:26
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That should go for less than a grand?
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That should go for less than a grand?
It did 941
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Old 17th January 2016, 09:52
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I emailed him...it was a 1.9 4 cylinder not a 2.0 6 cylinder.
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Old 17th January 2016, 10:59
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If it was a 1.9 then i think the new owner payed too much
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