1993 BMW Z1 Manual For Sale In London (LHD)
- A true collectors car
- European delivery new
- Single ownership since 2004
- 40,000 miles from new
- Factory hardtop
- Finished in Urgrun Metallic
The Z1 was BMW’s first two-seat roadster since the 507 was built in 1959. Many of the components came from the BMW’s 3-Series, including its engine, drivetrain, front suspension, and interior. A front-engine design was chosen with the engine set far towards the centre of the car.
Unique electromechanical doors that dropped into the sills by the simple touch of a button made easy entrance and exit of the Z1. All steel inner structure were coated with zinc to resist corrosion, and the base unit construction was covered with demountable injection-moulded thermoplastic body panels that were also capable of resisting impacts of 5 mph.
BMW’s Z1 production model was introduced at the 1987 Frankfurt Auto Show with the intention of building 5,000 units on a special production line in its Munich facility. Production began slowly in 1988 with only 58 cars built that year; customer deliveries did not begin until March 1989. Due to the demand for the Z1 as well as other BMW models, BMW increased the numbers built but stopped production due to the demand for its more profitable models.
Z1s have become instantly collectable due to their low production and limited availability. Our example is finished in ‘Urgrun Metallic’ over Dark Grey Nubuck with a Camouflage patterned leather interior, with just 40,000 miles from new. A European-specification model, it was delivered new to Italy, where it remained until it was imported into the United Kingdom in 2004 where it remained with its last owner for the last 15 years. BMW Z1’s feels very compact and robust, and can be driven with the sliding doors opened or closed.