- Only 88.000 kilometers from new
- One of the very last model built
- Original BMW service book
A true working prototype, the Z1 was a very modern concept at its launch and will be the brand new roadster to the German brand since the BMW 507. Frankfurt 1987, the small BMW surprises with its new lines and the use of composite materials modern.
The engine assembly is the one of the 325i e30 of 171 hp, placed in central position before. The distribution of masses is 50% between the front and the back. The behavior seduced by its balance and rigidity, weak point of the cabriolets and the road holding is irreproachable. Developed by the BMW design office as a technological showcase, the rear axle for example, is multi-armed, resulting from a unique concept of the time and allows very fast speed in corners without dropping.
But one of the main originalities of this roadster and what makes its current charm, it is its retractable doors which slide in the side of the car to disappear. The pleasure of driving all doors down is an unusual sensation in a BMW, it's like a small English roadster or even a buggy.
Sold at a price of 366,000 francs in 1988, it will sell 8,000 copies of this atypical car from 1987 to 1991.
The car that we present to you is one of the last built by the factory of Munich and put in circulation on the 18/09/1991 in Italy where it will remain until 2016. Date to which a great collector imports it in the south of France. Completely revised upon arrival, it is in a remarkable state of operation. Traumschwarz metallic paint is original and free from shocks or scratches, leather seats are in very good condition and electric doors work perfectly.
The maintenance book of the car is present, as well as the double keys and instructions for use. It has a French registration and a blank technical check.