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René Stam’s 445bhp S65 V8 1999 BMW Z3 Roadster E36/7

While Readers’ Cars submissions normally land in our inbox, we spotted this car on a forum, and it was too awesome a machine for us to not give it some page space here in Total BMW. What you’re looking at is a Z3 Roadster that has been transformed into a snarling, V8-powered beast, and it’s the creation of Dutch enthusiast René Stam.

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1999 BMW Z3 M Coupé E36/8

The Z3 M Coupe ‘breadvan’ may have raised plenty of eyebrows when it was first launched, but those unconventional looks have aged well. It’s since become a sought-after car, and this example has been treated to a few choice mods that have given it even more appeal.

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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.2 Sport E36/7

The E36/7 Z3 offers bargain summer motoring – we take a look at what BMW’s affordable roadster has to offer through one owner’s eyes.

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1998-2002 BMW Z3 Coupe E36/8

In many ways the M Coupe is the odd one out in this group of BMW icons. It has no motorsport pedigree, production was short-lived and objectively it was neither a commercial nor even critical success. So, why is it here? Because above all, this car is a brilliant demonstration of the M division’s vision and craft, transforming unpromising base materials into something arresting, unique and – as time goes on – highly sought after.

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2002 BMW Z3 M Coupé Schnitzer E36/8

BMW South Africa cloaked 39 of the last Z3M Coupés in a rather special Schnitzer package. We trace the model’s origins and take one for a spin

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2002 BMW Z3 1.9 E36/7

No other car here – not even the MX-5 – sums up the Nineties roadster revival quite like this unmissable Dakar Yellow BMW Z3. The Z3 seemingly picked up where the odd, conceptual disappearing-doored Z1 (1986-1991) left off, but there was much more to it than that.

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