Friday, October 1, 2010

1990 BMW Z1

Well here's something you don't see often in the US, a BMW Z1.

The Z1 was was built for just 3 years, 1989 - 1991. In retrospect, it wasn't a great car (it was very good), but it was an incredible stage for BMW to show off it's latest technology.

That technology included removable plastic body panels, a composite undercarriage, and of course, the electrically operated, drop down doors.

The front suspension and drivetrain were straight out of the 325i. The car hit 60 MPH in a little under 8 seconds.

BMW made just 8000 of these cars. They never offered it for sale in the US. This car was brought in under a "show and display" exemption and has since been DOT & EPA certified.

This Z1 has just 25,700 miles on it and is, of course, in very, very good condition.

Located in Florida, click here to see the eBay listing.

2 comments:

m4ff3w said...

I've always really liked the Z1. Such a neat little run-about.

Alan said...

The BMW Z1 is a great little car. I've had the pleasure of borrowing one for a couple of weeks in the summer. It feels like you're in a beach buggy.