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BMW Z1: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £43,072  •  Highest Price: £133,605  •  Lowest Price: £13,612  •  Sell-Through Rate: 80%

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BMW Z1

Source: COYS

How much is a Z1 worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of Z1's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £43,072 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the most expensive 30% of collector cars across our database.

As BMW's go, a Z1 is on the higher end relative to other BMW models. In fact this model is £24,897 above the median BMW price of £18,175.

What is the maximum to pay for a Z1?

Across the 59 Z1's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £133,605. It was sold by RM Sotheby's in Germany on 26 Nov 2022.

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What is the lowest to pay for a Z1?

Well, that depends on where you draw the threshold.

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £13,612. H&H Auctioneers sold the car at auction in the UK on 10 Oct 2007.

When looking at more recent sales the lowest recorded price is, as you would expect, higher. Analysing every sale since 2020 shows that the lowest price between 2020 and today is £22,887, Collecting Cars sold this car in the UK on 05 May 2022.

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What is the background of the make / model?

BMW produced this model between 1989 and 1995.

BMW, more formally known as, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG is a German multinational manufacturer of luxury vehicles and motorcycles headquartered in Munich. It was founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines, which it produced from 1917 until 1918 and again from 1933 to 1945.

BMW cars are marketed under the brands BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce, and motorcycles are marketed under the brand BMW Motorrad.

How common is a Z1?

According to data from the DVLA, the UK licensing authority, there are [enterMOT] MOTd vehicles alive and kicking on UK roads. Unfortunately, [enterSORN] vehicles are SORNd - in other words not currently registered for the road.

Building on that we've also seen [plentyOrAFew] of these go under the hammer at auctions around the world, [enterListings] to be precise.

Of the [enterListings] to go to auction, [enterSold] have sold. In other words, this model sells on [str] of times it goes to auction - that's [aboveOrBelow] the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

What is the [enter model]'s like to live with?

We know from reviews of this model by our 42,000+ strong community how this car performs across multiple variables. Those variables stack up to give a TCVScore which is a relative score of how good a car is across the 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.

For the [enter model], it scores a [enter score] out of 100 - that places it in the [enter position] of all cars in our database.

How the car scores across all variables is below:

 

Styling:

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the Z1, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 74 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of Z1 since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the Z1 please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.

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