This 1998 BMW M Roadster shows 65k miles and is finished in Estoril Blue Metallic over Estoril/Black Nappa leather. Delivery equipment included heated sport seats, M-sports leather steering wheel, A/C, cruise control, black power soft top, and rollover protection system. The 3.2-liter S52 inline-six sends power to the rear wheels through a ZF 5-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential. This example is one of 8,938 LHD, NA-specification cars produced from February 1998 to June 2000. Since acquiring it one year ago, the seller has driven the car about 6k miles and also installed Bilstein dampers along with H&R springs. The most recent servicing included an August 2016 oil/filter change following a roundtrip from Washington to Monterey, California. This E36/7 is offered with an accident-free Carfax report, a new cover, partial history from prior owners, recent service records, and a clean Washington title in the seller’s name.
The Estoril Blue Metallic (335) finish shows well in accompanying images, and matching VIN stickers on a number of body panels are captured in gallery photos. A newer Kenwood KDC-X500 stereo provides AM/FM/CD, Bluetooth, MP3 / smartphone controls, Pandora internet radio, and a detachable faceplate. The original AM/FM/cassette head unit is also included. All electronics are said to be working correctly, with dash displays showing no lost pixels.
The interior features two-tone Estoril Blue/Black Nappa leather interior (Q6ES), and a dual cup-holder console has replaced the tape-storage version which is in good condition and included in the sale. The seller notes some wear to the outer bolster of the driver’s seat. The illuminated shift knob with leather boot is new, with the original also included. Door handle trim pieces have minor cracking and the passenger’s seat belt clip is partially broken, with replacements parts provided.
The 3.2-liter S52 inline-six features VANOS variable valve timing and produced 240 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque when new. Five-spoke M RoadStar alloy wheels appear to have the correct early Hyper Silver finish, and show light abrasions at the outer edge of each rim. New Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires are 225/45ZR17 in front with 245/40ZR17 at the rear, and were added in May 2016 to replace tires shown in gallery photos.
A suspension update completed about 5,000 miles ago included a kit with H&R Sport springs and Bilstein Sport dampers. The seller notes the car has not been tracked during his ownership, and that a gallery image of the trunk floor shows intact welds. The trunk also houses a tool kit and 8-disc CD changer.
This Carfax report has a gap in early vehicle history, shows no accidents or other damage, and includes records from three owners in Arizona, Southern California, and Washington. A new Covercraft fitted cover is also included.