There was supposed to be a picture here of the backsides of the Black Beastie and Z3PO, but I couldn't find a way to insert photos from my computer.  I gave myself a black convertible for Christmas but it didn’t come with a big red bow, rather a car payment.  At any rate, the Black Beastie is a turbo-charged in-line six cylinder and is fast as a scalded cat.

I am now car poor.  Regrettably, Z3PO is for sale.  He is a 2002 (the last year for this model), Z3, with 53,600 miles, Sterling Gray, faithfully and lovingly maintained, comes with a tonneau cover, which is the convertible top cover, a genuine Roadster license surround and an OEM car cover.  I can be contacted through my web site .   The Z3 is a snazzy, dependable and fun drive with a 5-speed manual transmission to add more zip.


This picture was taken in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina on my Utopian trip to pick up Z3PO.

I have two wonderful sons, both grown, and I no longer own horses, so my cars are my babies.  I have blogged on some of my adventures with Z3.  This is the last post about the zippy little roadster.  It makes me sad to sell him.


  1. Beth Trissel // January 4, 2013 at 8:29 AM  

    Linda, I am in awe of you and your lovely automobiles. Like James Bond. I have a mommy SUV something or other. I don't even know or care. Ah, right, it's a Grand Caravan. Not very grand:) But this, I'd sit up and pay attention or as the hilarious Author Vonnie Davis put it--pop my bra straps--if hubby drove one of these babies home.

  2. Barbara Monajem // January 4, 2013 at 8:36 AM  

    I sympathize, Linda. I used to have a Saab, and that car was a delight to drive. I really didn't want to say goodbye to it, but... sigh.

  3. Pamela Varnado // January 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM  

    Linda, I think it's so cool when girls are excited about their cars. I jealous I don't have your passion for them. When I buy a car, my only requirement is that it won't break down while I'm driving. My dream car is a Jag. Not the newer models, but the sleek older models. Ah, maybe one day. I love your post!!

  4. Mary Ricksen // January 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM  

    VROOOOOMMMM! I always wanted a "Z" myself. But, I don't wanna have to shift anymore!!!

  5. Patrice // January 4, 2013 at 2:37 PM  

    It's a beautiful car, but your new convertible sounds gorgeous too. I had an 98 Mercedes SLK, one of the firsts, with only 40,000 miles and gave it to my daughter last year. I bought a Infinite convertible, my treat to myself for my Amazon sales!
    Enjoy - and ride in good health!

  6. Nightingale // January 4, 2013 at 3:13 PM  

    I wish I could have managed to post a pix of the new car. It is pretty being all black. Beth, I'm out of the mommy brigade, not even the grandchildren brigade! Love the pop my bra straps!

  7. Nightingale // January 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM  

    Barbara, Saabs are nice. Yes, I'll be sad to see Zippy go, but I need to sell him and move on.

  8. Nightingale // January 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM  

    Pam, I've always been a car nut. Cars to me aren't just to get from point A to point B. It's the journey! But I still want them dependable.

  9. Nightingale // January 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM  

    Pam, I've always been a car nut. Cars to me aren't just to get from point A to point B. It's the journey! But I still want them dependable.

  10. Nightingale // January 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM  

    Mary, they make Z's in automatic. I flew to PA to get this car because it was a manual shift! How the years have changed me.

  11. Nightingale // January 4, 2013 at 3:16 PM  

    I love the SLK. Nice present to your daughter. Nice present to you, too, an Infiniti. While we are talking about Amazon, congrats on your successes!

  12. Mona Risk // January 4, 2013 at 4:48 PM  

    Linda, glad you enjoy your cars. I prefer a simple old-fashioned, and easy to maneuver car that won't give me troubles.

  13. Mary Ricksen // January 5, 2013 at 9:07 PM  

    I have a friend who got one of the first ones ever made. She paid $2600.- for it and it was an automatic. To buy an automatic Z would be a crime!
    So, I'll stick to the SUV

  14. Mary Marvella // January 10, 2013 at 1:08 AM  

    Linda, I have been on the run! That is my only excuse for being late commenting. I have been reading short stories for an anthology, too.

    You and need a road trip!
    I didn't ride in your last car, did I? I'm sure I didn't!

    I would LOVE to have my '64 1/2 Mustang made new. I'd take a new Mustang, though.

  15. Mary Ricksen // January 11, 2013 at 4:41 PM  
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  16. Josie // January 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM  

    I am certain you will find a wonderful home for your "baby". Very cool car.