BMW Z4 Roadster E85 - V1.0

This is my new toy. Since the sad demise of my 300ZX in 2019, there was a little 2 seater void in my life... I'd already lived with the running costs of a classic twin turbo monster, so I thought I'd try something a little more modern and a little less shouty!

And this is it: a 3.0 SE Z4. Spec'd up to the hilt and quite a nippy little thing, it was pretty much what I was looking for. Aside from the interior, that is... the original black leather was worn and generally tired, so I decided to replace it with a nice new red leather one courtesy of Andrew Muirhead Sateen Ruby hide. The seats, doorcard inserts, kneepads, gear gaiter and handbrake gaiter have all been remade and finished with a silver grey topstitch, in much the same design as the factory trim was finished, but just different enough for people to have to look again. And with the addition of some bespoke armrests for the doorcards, it's a much nicer and much more comfortable place to be now.

This, however, is its first iteration. I'll be replacing the seats with a pair of M Sport ones (memory electric and heated, as these are) and no doubt remodelling the whole thing at the same time. V2.0, if you like!

BMW E85 Z4 Roadster retrimmed in Andrew Muirhead Ruby leather. BMW E85 Z4 Roadster retrimmed in Andrew Muirhead Ruby leather. BMW E85 Z4 Roadster retrimmed in Andrew Muirhead Ruby leather. BMW E85 Z4 Roadster retrimmed in Andrew Muirhead Ruby leather. BMW E85 Z4 Roadster retrimmed in Andrew Muirhead Ruby leather. BMW E85 Z4 Roadster retrimmed in Andrew Muirhead Ruby leather. BMW E85 Z4 Roadster retrimmed in Andrew Muirhead Ruby leather. BMW E85 Z4 Roadster retrimmed in Andrew Muirhead Ruby leather. BMW E85 Z4 Roadster retrimmed in Andrew Muirhead Ruby leather. BMW E85 Z4 Roadster retrimmed in Andrew Muirhead Ruby leather.