BMW Z3 1999

The Clownshoe

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Last updated 75 days ago
Chelsea, MA 02150

About the car

Wait... what? Yup, it's a clown shoe. Or at least that's what enthusiasts of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG have affectionately dubbed the 1999-2002 BMW Z3 Coupé. Only 2,071 Coupés were ever produced for North America, so chances are good you won't find another one up for rent. There were exactly 13 produced in this color combination.

Seriously, this is an enthusiast car. You probably don't want to rent it for a trip to Target. But if you want to test your mettle against the road without all the latest technologies that mediate and moderate the experience, this might be your ride. If you're even thinking about this, I'll assume you already know how to work a stick shift (though I may make you prove it!). If it's not winter, slide down the windows and you can really hear the tuned straight-6 purr.

So on to the pragmatics. I'm listing this here on an experimental basis. I'm a big fan of Bavarian sports cars, and will assume that you are too. Maybe you're visiting from out of town and want to rent something more interesting than a Malibu. I can pick you up at Logan or the T Station or whatever I deem within reason. You can help me figure out what works and makes sense.

What I ask in return is that you respect the shoe. Please be a decent human being and don't make a mess, don't be reckless, and don't stick me with your parking tickets. When you fill the tank, please use "premium" gas with an octane rating of 91or higher. Older German cars tend to be fussy about that.

Special thanks to RelayRides renters Nate and Trip for their awesome photos of the Clownshoe!


The Clownshoe is currently in winter hibernation. Feel free to contact me about rentals for the spring, but I'll be keeping the car inside until road temperatures are consistently above 45 deg. (F.) It's worth the wait!
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  • Manual transmission

Mileage limits

  • 200 mi/day
  • 1,000 mi/week
  • 1,500 mi/month

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