Zoom Classic Cars presents this RARE 5 Speed Manual,
2001 BMW Z3 Coupe CLOWN SHOE,
Black with black and red leather seats,
New BMW M3 wheels mounted on new Michelin pilots tires,
New brake pads and rotors,
Recent Oil and A/C Service,
Car was recently repainted and paint correction performed with complete detail at high end shop,
K&N air filter otherwise stock engine,
Need driver side seatbelt and rear wiper,
Headliner needs to be replaced -
While the defining car for BMW in the early 2000s was probably the E46 M3, the real future classic of that era (aside, of course, from the already-classic Z8) is unquestionably the Z3 Coupe — better known to enthusiasts as the Clownshoe. Since the rare M-badged variants of the Z3 Coupe have already climbed in value, the lower-specced models are poised to pop as well, especially since only 4,929 Clownshoes were ever sold in the U.S.
As you might’ve guessed from its nickname, the most polarizing — and distinctive — aspect of the Z3 Coupe was its styling. In order to increase structural rigidity, the Clownshoe was designed as a shooting brake, with a rear end that’s more hatchback than coupe. While many people initially thought the Z3 Coupe was incredibly ugly, the styling has aged gracefully, and it’s becoming more desirable by the minute. I mean, who can deny the beauty of those fender flares?
The Clownshoe’s performance was excellent, too. Clownshoe models built between 1998 and 2000 were available with either a 2.8-liter inline 6-cylinder, which produced 193 horsepower in the standard Z3 Coupe, or the 3.2-liter straight 6-cylinder from the E36 M3 that produced 240 horsepower in the M Coupe. An updated version was released in 2001, which saw the replacement of the 2.8-liter base engine with a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder that was good for 230 hp. In the M Coupe, the E36 M3 engine was replaced with the S54 powerplant from the E46 M3 — resulting in more than 320 hp. Considering all variants of the Z3 Coupe weighed between 2,866 and 3,031 pounds, that power was more than enough, even in the early 2.8-liter model.
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