1999 BMW ///M
Palmetto Green II / Kyalami
A unique car awarded
many endearing names!
The Green Monster
The Jolly Green Giant
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A Brief Background
Purchased in 2001, I am the lucky second owner of this very special roadster.
The original owners lived in South Carolina near the BMW Manufacturing plant
where this baby was born in 1999. They took a factory tour one day and saw a
Z3 in production with the Palmetto Green II color. "That's the color we want!"
they told the plant representative. But he quickly informed them that Palmetto
Green was a European-only color and the Z3s they were looking at were bound
for Europe. He then politely added that they especially could not consider Palmetto
Green for an ///M! It took the original owners over a month of discussions with
BMW Manufacturing and their dealership, but after some friendly persuasion,
they were allowed to order Palmetto Green II for their ///M.
But, you ask, how did they get that unusual interior? And why on earth would
anyone ever want to pair it with a green exterior? We can thank Dennis, the
salesman at Century BMW in Greenville, SC for suggesting Kyalami Orange to the
original owners who just happened to like unique things. A direct result of
the buyer's and seller's creativity and determination, this car is the only
///M version of the Z3 in Palmetto Green II and according to BMW Mfg. representatives,
the only one of its kind in the world.
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