Engine Size
1.9 Liter
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Body Style



Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is glad to offer this beautiful 1996 BMW Z3 in excellent condition with only 88,040 original miles. This BMW looks terrific, runs smooth, and drives great. The car is ready to be driven and enjoyed. It is very straight with nice lines and no rust issues. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a desirable BMW convertible at an unbeatable value.

A copy of the AutoCheck report for this car is shown in the photos. Please note that it shows no accident history and verifies the low mileage as original. We purchased this BMW from the second owner. He purchased the car from the original owner in Wichita, KS in 2005 and drove it back to Cincinnati. At that time the car had 24,500 miles. The previous owner said that in his time with the car over the past 14 years it has no major issues at all, has not needed any kind of major repairs, and has been flawlessly reliable. I have personally put about 40 miles on the car myself and it was a pleasure to drive with no problems. The car comes with the original owner's manual, books, and tools.

This Z3 is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Arctic Silver Metallic (309) over Black interior. This is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the paint code on the strut tower. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title pictured in the ad showing the mileage as "Actual." Please view all of the photos, video, and other information below to get a true sense of how nice this BMW Z3 really is.

As a side note, this BMW is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our classic cars come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Z3, just give us a call.


The Arctic Silver Metallic exterior is in good condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a nice gloss and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely and the body shows good consistent panel gaps. The convertible soft-top is in good condition and operates well. The rear window in the soft-top does show age as one can see in the photos. The wheels have a brilliant finish and no major curb rash. The tires are literally brand new with less than 10 miles on them and are correctly sized 225/50R16. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. As one would expect from a paintjob with this many years on it there are some very small blemishes around the car that are too tiny to show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. There some areas of paint on the rear that are not as crisp as the front. As one can see in the many photos of the underside, this Z3 is very clean underneath. We have also included specific photos of the rockers, lower front and rear quarter panels, and other areas on the car most prone to rust to show how nice it looks.

A sticker with this individual BMW VIN is present on all the body parts we checked, the hood, trunk, both doors, and both front fenders. All original body panels are another excellent sign of no major accident history.


The Black interior of the Z3 looks fantastic. The seats are in great condition with no excessive wear and look just in person as they do in the photos. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet looks nice with no rips or holes. All of the gauges faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The dash is in good condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The original door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. Please note in the photos that the convertible top boot is included. Also included are the original spare tire, jack, and BMW tools in the trunk. This car has never been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever.

The excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this BMW has received throughout its life.


This BMW Z3 appears to be in very nice mechanical condition. As stated above, I have put about 40 miles on the car with no issues at all. The engine starts right away every time, idles smooth, and runs great. It is an exceptional driver that feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to a stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that it runs great, there are no vibrations, and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. It runs cool and does not overheat. The shifter is tight, does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. Also, the engine bay is clean, nicely detailed, and correct as one can see from the photos.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, wipers, power windows, power locks, and both power seats in all directions. All of the gauges work. The blower works on all speeds and the a/c works and blows cold. This is a tiny bit of play in the seat track. This BMW handles great and very nimble. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the top down on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1996 BMW Z3 is in great condition and is a true bargain at our asking price. The low mileage, great color combination, and two owner history make this Z3 particularly desirable. It is a great value for the money and just about the most fun car and most affordable German convertible sports car someone could purchase in this price range.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.


Engine Type
Engine Size
1.9 Liter


Body Color
Silver Metallic
Body Style




Interior Color
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