Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

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Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by tfp » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 19:32

Hi Folks,

I'm new to the forum so hello from me.

I was wondering if there is a way of finding out how many Impala brown Z3's are registered in the UK, would someone at a BMW dealer have this info?

I love the colour, the missus hates it, she says I've just added 20 years to my age driving that thing.

That's good because the alloys will remain nice, and I won't have to keep moving the drivers seat.

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by Del » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 20:42

Hi & welcome

Rare colour - I've never seen one in the flesh. :)

http://users.belgacom.net/bmw_z3/bmw_z3_colors.htm

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by peter2b » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 21:05

welcome my swmbo won't drive my zed either even though it's silver :)
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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by lebigmec » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 22:24

Welcome! Really nice colour, it reminded me of a colour Ford used to do called Roman Bronze Metallic, which was nice. I've never seen a Zed in this colour in real life though.
Mine is Serling grey, but my other half doesn't drive it, which isn't a bad thing at all in my view.. I remember what happened to the alloys on an Astra we had.... :head:
I've just noticed that you're in Cambs.. I work all over Cambs most days, where are you?

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by tfp » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 23:02

lebigmec wrote: I've just noticed that you're in Cambs.. I work all over Cambs most days, where are you?
I'm in Huntingdon.

I knew it was rare, but intrigued to know just how rare now as some people have never seen one.

There's a few pics on google images but they all look like cars in the US.

I'll take some pics when the sun comes out.

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by Boosh » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 23:13

Hi and welcome.
Yes, please, pics are always welcome.
When I bought my Bright Red Z, the seller claimed in the ad it was a rare colour, but there's plenty around (at least for sale, I haven't seen that many other Zeds). But your colour appears to be rather unusual. It seems to suit the car, though.
A few pics might help to set the trend.
Boosh.

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by Bonzo » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 23:33

lebigmec wrote:Welcome! Really nice colour, it reminded me of a colour Ford used to do called Roman Bronze Metallic, which was nice. I've never seen a Zed in this colour in real life though.
Mine is Serling grey, but my other half doesn't drive it, which isn't a bad thing at all in my view.. I remember what happened to the alloys on an Astra we had.... :head:
I've just noticed that you're in Cambs.. I work all over Cambs most days, where are you?
My Missus doesn't drive Z3lda..........I don't let her :shake:..... But it was a cheaper premium to put her on the insurance! :lol:
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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by Parki » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 10:19

A tan hood would really set off this body colour - I have just fitted one to my Boston Green - looks good (I will try to send photos when I can )

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Post by Z3andZ4 » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 20:22

I am in Peterborough, so I shall keep a beady eye out too.

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by tfp » Wed 11 Nov, 2015 12:35

Z3andZ4 wrote:I am in Peterborough, so I shall keep a beady eye out too.
Ah great, some local fellow owners to me.

I'll look out for details of any local meets.

I can't take any pictures yet as the car is in a garage having the handbrake repaired along with a cam sensor, missing it already, had planned to give it a thorough clean and polish this week.

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by Ontiken » Fri 13 Nov, 2015 10:23

Must say I thought the idea of a brown Z3 was pretty awful,but I typed in BMW Z3 Impala brown on google and there are lots of images.It's not really the kind of chocolate brown I was expecting,more a bronze colour which looks good especially with the tan roof (top right photo) as suggested on here.So nice one,seems very rare,I certainly haven't seen one here or abroad.Wonder how many there were and where most were sold?Anybody else seen one in the UK?

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by Robert T » Fri 13 Nov, 2015 11:03

I know of one in New Zealand, that belongs to Sweetpea, though she hasn't been on here in a while, so not sure if she still has it.

Pics here: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6775

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by lightning » Sat 14 Nov, 2015 17:17

I like that colour.

lt's different, but good different.

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by Z3Jeremy » Sun 15 Nov, 2015 20:32

swmbo?? youve lost me..

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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by ('_')Z3 » Sun 15 Nov, 2015 20:34

She Who Must Be Obeyed :bawl:
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Re: Bought a Z3 in Impala brown

Post by tfp » Sun 15 Nov, 2015 22:05

Z3Jeremy wrote:swmbo?? youve lost me..
Ha ha, I was wondering too

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