1989 BMW Z1 – 37,000 miles – £39,950
The saying goes that the Germans do not have a sense of humour and sometimes their cars are engineered so well that they can be ultra efficient but all the fun is dialed out.
By the late Eighties this could also be true of some BMWs and the board obviously thought the same and gave the go ahead for a funky prototype to go into production.
I remember selling the first Z1 in 1989 and there was nothing quite like it with the spectacular disappearing doors and high tech composite body even the rear exhaust silencer was aerodynamic.
Other drivers couldn’t believe their eyes when you opened the doors and it is still great today to drive with them down giving you a great sensation of speed.
With only 8000 produced in 3 years they are very rare now and being based on the robust 325 sport running gear they are bullet proof.
This Ancient green example is one of the best available with a fully comprehensive history file which includes service books,mots,invoices and the all important Z1 handbook.
With only 170bhp performance is good but not stunning by today’s standards so the best idea is to lower the doors and enjoy the thrill of proper open top and bottom motoring.
Supplied fully inspected,serviced with a comprehensive 12 month warranty.