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Pick of the Day: 1999 BMW Z3 for AZ Humane Society | ClassicCars.com Journal

Car collectors can be some of the most charitable people on earth. Such is the case with one generous donor in Arizona who offered up a BMW roadster to the state’s humane society.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1999 BMW Z3 listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a seller in Phoenix, Arizona. (Click the link to view the listing)

“This vehicle was donated to the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) to raise money to save animals’ lives. It is being sold for and by the Arizona Humane Society,” the listing says.

Established in 2013, the AHS has since reduced euthanasia by 83%. That comes out to 150,000 animal lives saved over the last decade or so. For pet lovers, those numbers are huge. In addition, the organization partners with local agencies to facilitate adoptions, summer camps, veterinary efforts, and other important initiatives. The proceeds from the sale of this Z3 will go to those types of causes.

As for the car in question: The iconic Z3 likely needs little introduction for most of you. When it launched in 1995, it had prominent screen time in the 1995 James Bond Movie “GoldenEye.” Sales commenced the following year, and the model last until 2002 (it was succeeded by the E85 Z4 in 2003).

One unique thing about the Z3 was that it was the first BMW model manufactured outside Germany. Production took place at the company’s Spartanburg assembly plant in Greer, South Carolina. It was offered initially as a two-door, two-seat convertible, and it shared chassis underpinnings with the “E36” 3-series models of the era. A coupe variant went into production two years later, along with performance-oriented “M” models.

Power for today’s 22,000-mile car comes from a 2.8-liter inline-six mated to a five-speed manual transmission. For its time, engineering was advanced. This engine came with Double-VANOS variable-valve timing, a dual resonance intake system, and direct injection with knock control.

Accompanying the car is the original window sticker showing initial delivery to Sharpe Buick-BMW in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a retail price of $39,570. Included in that bottom line were a few special upgrades such as chrome interior accents, a power soft top, woodgrain trim, heated front seats, and a CD sound system. The car also came pre-wired for a BMW cellular telephone.  

The asking price is $19,500, and you can feel good about the purchase knowing that you helped some of our furry friends.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, navigate to the landing page at Pick of the Day.

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