As seen on eBay: BMW Z3 with hot rod blower

Others | October 13th, 2009 by 16
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I thought I’ve seen it all, but apparently, not even close…An eBay listing surfaced a few days ago and it’s, let’s just say, interesting, if …

I thought I’ve seen it all, but apparently, not even close…An eBay listing surfaced a few days ago and it’s, let’s just say, interesting, if not odd.

A BMW owner listed his 1997 BMW Z3 for sale, 1,000 miles and Buy It Now price set at $20,000. You’re probably saying nothing unusual so far, but wait, the story gets way better.

His/hers Z3 is not just any Z roadster – we see these every day and still enjoy the early BMW Z roadster look- but rather a heavily modified one in an “unique” way.

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The owner replaced the motor with a small block Chevy crate motor and to top it off, he added a 471 GM blower, a Predator carburetor with an an Iroc 5-speed manual T10 transmission. Okay, he lost me at the the small block Chevy crate, but let’s go with the flow.

The owner also mentions that it has an MSD ignition along with an MSD distributor.

He/she already agrees that the car is a head-turner (not sure if in a positive way) and has heard plenty of comments so far:

“This car gets incredible attention- out favorite 2 comments about this car 1) a German man telling us “what a waste!” 2) engineered in Germany, perfected in the USA.”

Well, I’m speechless at the moment, but if you have anything to add, let us know.

Check out the eBay listing here.

16 responses to “As seen on eBay: BMW Z3 with hot rod blower”

  1. J.T. Lanier says:

    Wow. There should be an organization to repo BMW’s from unworthy owners who would do this to them. 0_0

  2. Prussian says:

    …just because you can doesn’t mean you should. this makes me picture a moustache painted on the mona lisa

  3. X5 SoB says:

    I looked through the entire photo gallery to find some redeeming value to this, and I couldn’t. The wrinkled hood kinda says it all. I can’t imagine what this does to the car’s weight distribution and driving dynamics, not to mention the traction breakaway when you stab the throttle.

    • mike says:

      you probably couldn’t stab a fork into your steak – let alone stab a throttle- in a bmw with a small block- it is amazing how you can find the time to criticize someone who actaually CAN think outside the box and be creative- go buy a brand new bmw and see who actually looks at it- this car has been asked to be pulled over so many times by people who were amazed at it’s looks- get a life you HATERS PS it outhandles and out performs any BMW or Vette on the road-

  4. Mikeal says:

    I had a red, 1997 Z3, 2.8L just like this one. I had some things done to it too . . . Dynan ported injectors, ram air, headers, EPROM reprogram. But EVERYTHING was done neatly and UNDER the hood.

    Seeing this car with the blower makes me feel ill. I wouldn’t lower myself and take the car even if someone gave me $20k to take it. YUCK !!!!

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