Here the link to the story about the only real Hartge Z3 coupe wich is for sale btw, you can email me by my profile I guess.https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=20729D492A2D...
Since looking for another car for a long time, I finally found one and bought it,
and what a car it is...
Hartge (Z47) Z3 coupe 5.0 with 6-speed and in Hartge Titan-silber
Started life as a prototype and show-car bought new by Herbert Hartge basis black M coupe 09-1998 see the German website from Hartge.
It came with the standard 3.2 engine wich was soon Hartge/tuned stroked to 3.5L later in 1999 the 4.7 V8 (also used by Ascari Ecosse 4.7) came in and the car became a real Hartge Z47 by then, and finally after a total of 24.700km on the car before, it became a 5.0L (4930cc) (Also used in the last 3 Ascari Ecosse 5.0) and left their factory/Hartge as sold in 2002 as the one and only ever made Hartge Z47 Z3 coupe 5.0 owned by Herbert hartge himself, to make room for the next generation cars like the Z4.
Herbert Hartge has been involved with cars since his youth. From 1969 to 1983, he was a successful racing driver at home and abroad, firstly in Formula V racing cars and then in touring cars, primarily BMWs, VWs and Fords.
My Z3 adventure begun with a Z3 M roadster 1997(Boston green), then a Z3 M coupe 1999(black), then again a Z3 M coupe 1999(black) then after a while again a Z3 M Coupé but one out the last series(281 LHD) the S54 with DSC3 late 2001(phoenixgelb metallic) zo after so many Z3 I thought about a fast Lotus Exige/Elise with 300+ hp or a Ferrari 355gtb or a Pantera GT5S and a TVR Tuscan V8 and some more...some were hard to get or just sold or to expensive for the car? anyway this car was also far away but the latest car salesman offered to bring it to my home! what a service and boy what a special nice and good looking and maintained car!
Also I discovered that the Z3 M coupé cars are really superb cars for all round use way better then the other cars so I would come back to Z3 for "sure" but so fast I did not know but a chance to own such unique car a one off is very rare so I had to do...
It was the car I saw last year on sale for a short while and I mailed the man and he told me I could still buy it...aaaaaaaaaaaa it was the one of car I was crazy about but way to expensive those days, and more a car to show what Hartge can do(building his own cars too) to convert such car from a Z3 M coupé into this Hartge Z3 Coupé 5.0 V8 with his own new Hartge chassis-number and details cost a fortune when you order that and that's why only one 5.0L was build, when you go to the Hartge pages and look under Z3 you see this car (at least till 2010 it was)
So its a car with History and I never thought I really could get my hands on that car jippie
Some changes I know compared to the "standard" Z3 M coupe from which this car uses the basis when it only had done 22.000km on it...
>>5.0L V8 around 530nm, they also said it has more power then they advertised (370ps) for their offered 5.0 V8 they talked about 420ps for this prototype.
>>since today 16-03-2010, I know how special this prototype engine is, its the engine they also use in the Ascari Ecosse 5.0 also the engine management with proof.
They made only 3 Ascari Ecosse with the Hartge 5.0 and one of those also used by Hartge for this/my Hartge Z3 coupe 5.0, thats why it has more power and uses a different engine then their series 5.0.
>>6 speed gearbox with short-shift
>>300km/h speedo and other rev ta-go(lower cause for V8)
>>nice alu pedals and handbrake lever and gear-knob.
>>special designed Hartge software(with a sticker under the bonnet on the box)
>>Hartge chassis-number and make also a Hartge plate under the bonnet show-able through the vents
>>Special exhaust 2 oval instead of 2x2 pipes and lighter too.
>>Special lightweight Kevlar bonnet with vents
>>Special handmade lower front with bigger vents to cool the oil-cooler.
>>Special bigger coolers and water-holders and a lot more under the hood.
>>KW3 chrome absorbers that can be set in height and firmness.
>>V8 emblems and ofcorse Hartge emblems
>>Hartge steering wheel(looks the same but is not! also with print)
>>Officially documents that its a real Hartge Z3 Coupé 5.0 so no longer called BMW or a converted car or replica.
>>Special suspension all around and many things more
>>Big Hartge multi-part wheels 19inch with 265/30-19inch on the rears and 235/35-19" on the fronts.
>>Hartge 5.0 engine covers
>>Car comes with the original German documents and Dutch documents.
That's what I could see, I have the car not that long so there could be more.
Its started life as a Z3 M Coupé in Sept 1998 and later a prototype for shows and testing, but in 1999? when the first V8 came in the 4.7, it became a real Hartge Z47.
its a official Hartge Z3 Coupé 5.0 (so no BMW with Hartge goodies) V8, here some older pictures most not so sharp though...but then you have a idea otherwise look at a Hartge dealer website under Z3 you find a picture too.
edited to make some pictures work again, also I have made a pdf file about the complete story of this Hartge Z3 coupe 5.0 with all details when it was in Hartge's possession so from 1998 tot 2002 with a lot details and facts since I gathered more info through the years.
On request I can send the link for that when you are interested to buy this lovely one of car with lots of history and German and Dutch road documents.
edit: the link to the pdf file about how the story about this one off unique car wents see on top of this list.
edited for a better link to my pdf about the Hartge story.