1997 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster – Montreal Blue

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Interior: Beige
Exterior: Montreal Blue

Stock Number & VIN

Stock # : 726
VIN: 4USCJ3327VLC04726


2.8L I-6 Cylinder
5 Speed Manual

General Information

13,815 miles!  An extremely attractive Z3 Roadster in Montreal Blue with leather Sand Beige interior and beige top.  This car has been very well cared for by three loving owners and it shows on top, inside, and underneath this lovely Z3.  The provided Carfax report shows three owners and no accidents or damage history during its life in Oklahoma.  If you are looking for an outstanding example of the 2.8 Z3, here it is!

The original top is in excellent condition and has a clear rear window.  There is a small mark on the top on the driver’s side where someone got too close with the wand at a quarter car wash.  Photos are included of the superficial scars left behind.  The interior is in excellent condition and includes the original and desirable ostrich patterned floor mats.  The Carfax indicates regular service over its lifetime.  This Z3 drives great, shifts properly, and all equipment (HVAC, windows, seats, cruise control, instruments, etc.) works as it should.  In preparation for the current sale, the oil and filter has been changed, air filter replaced, fuel filter replaced, brake fluid and coolant flushed, seat bushing replaced, lower control arm bushings replaced, and the car detailed inside and out. 

Sports Car Market, in their Affordable Classic series in the January 2024 issue, featured the Z3 and referred to it as “The Last Affordable Manual BMW.”  After reviewing the various versions, SCM states “this leaves the 1997-98 Z3 2.8 with the M52 as perhaps the best compromise among performance, reliability and affordability.”  They conclude “The desirable 2.8-liter cars hover right around $15,000 for a clean example with less than 50,000 miles.”  Our Z3 is far better than “a clean example” and a rare opportunity to buy a very low mileage example in fantastic colors.  Is there a better Z3 available?  Maybe…..

Please contact us to discuss this BMW or arrange a test drive.   

CarFax History Report

The provided Carfax report shows just two previous owners and no accidents or damage history.

Z3 Window Sticker

The original window sticker shows a retail price of S37,595.

Open Hours

9:00a – 1:00p Monday – Friday
Appointments also available


Office Phone: 309.305.0013 
Cell Phone: 309.241.3562


105 East Central Street
Minier, IL  61759