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SOLD on or around January 12, 2018

38,952 miles

Asking Price: $16,538
1998 BMW M Roadster in Estoril Blue Metallic over Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Estoril Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Blue
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

This 1998 BMW M Roadster shows 38,600 miles and is finished in Estoril Blue over a two-tone black and blue leather interior. This example was a Louisiana car from new until it was recently acquired by the seller, who is its fourth owner. Power comes from a 3.2-liter S52 inline-six paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, and the car is described as stock aside from a Kassel Performance DME. Recent service included a coolant flush along with idle air control valve and fuel filter replacements. The car is sold with a clean Carfax report and a Georgia title in the seller’s name.

Estoril Blue paint shows an overall gloss in photos, with close-ups provided to detail chips on the sideview mirrors, a cracked taillight, and other minor blemishes. Paintwork has taken place on both doors and quarter panels according to the seller, though further details are unknown. No accidents are noted on the Carfax report below, all VIN tags are said to remain in place, and a recent PPI found the car free of structural damage according to the seller.

Factory 17″ staggered Roadstar 5-spokes show occasional scuffs and are shod in mixed Michelin and Dunlop rubber with approximately 75% tread remaining per the seller. The blue powered convertible top is said to function as it should. Photos show some haziness, separation, and temporary repairs at the plastic rear window. A factory cover is also included for protection of the top when folded.

Factory powered and heated sport seats are finished in two-tone black and blue leather, with photos detailing bolster wear along with cracked and missing seat belt guides. The seller describes the interior as clean overall while pointing out a handful of other common imperfections such as slight sagging of the glovebox door and an SRS light illuminated due to a faulty seat sensor.

Chrome-ringed instrumentation retains clear advisory decals and includes three auxiliary gauges in the center console. The digital odometer shows 38,600 miles, a handful of which have been added during the seller’s ownership. A Kenwood CD player has replaced the factory stereo. All interior accessories are said to work as they should, including the power windows and air conditioning.

The 3.2-liter S52 DOHC inline-six features VANOS variable valve timing and was originally rated at 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque for the US market, though this example was recently upgraded with a Kassel Performance DME. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a ZF 5-speed manual transmission and standard limited-slip differential.

The rear subframe was reportedly verified as free of issues during the recent PPI, and photos are included to show the differential mount spot welds in the trunk floor. The car was last serviced two months ago with a coolant flush and replacements of an idle air control valve and fuel filter.

The Carfax report shows no accidents, thefts, or other issues over four owners including the seller, and confirms the car had been registered in Louisiana from new through 2017. Three keys are included along with original literature and a handful of service records.


Lawrenceville, GA

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Posted: 1/12/2018 10:38:27 AM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $15,750 or $16,537.50 with buyer fees

Posted: 1/11/2018 11:50:12 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $10,250

Posted: 1/6/2018 2:20:16 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $8,600

Posted: 1/4/2018 11:09:59 PM by Jon Martin

Now on Bring a Trailer with a high bid of $7,000 and some new photos

Posted: 11/23/2017 11:23:36 PM by Jon Martin

Looks nice and all stock besides software. The price seems very fair.

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