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SOLD on or around February 8, 2019

56,400 miles

Asking Price: $22,575
2001 BMW M Roadster in Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Laguna Seca Blue
  • Interior Color Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S54

Seller Description

This 2001 BMW M Roadster is one of 921 built for the 2001 model year and 78 finished in Laguna Seca Blue during the 1998-2002 production run. The car was purchased by its current owner approximately a year ago and now shows just under 56,600 miles. Power comes from an 3.2-liter S54 inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, and a September 2018 service with marque specialist Bill Arnold consisted of a valve adjustment, Inspection II, and cooling system refreshment. This Z3M Roadster is offered on behalf of its current owner with fiberglass and soft boot covers, an uninstalled clip-on luggage rack, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the owner’s name.

This is a re-list after the car previously sold on BaT in December 2018 and the winning bidder failed to follow through with his commitment to purchase. The sale could not be not completed due to a buyer who disappeared after the auction closed and was not due to any fault with the car. That buyer has been banned from any further participation in BaT Auctions, and his winner’s fee was not refunded.

The exterior is finished in Laguna Seca Blue and features an aftermarket rear spoiler, clear front markers, and headlights. An area of clear coat failure on the left rear quarter panel was refinished following the previous auction, and the front bumper was removed, repainted, and realigned at the same time. Detail photos of the repaired areas can be viewed in the gallery.

A new rear window was installed for the black soft top under previous ownership. The car retains factory 17″ Style 40 wheels wearing new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and showing several curb marks in the gallery. The seller notes that low-dust ceramic brake pads were installed by the previous owner, and new shocks were fitted in March 2017.

The cabin features Laguna Seca Blue and black leather upholstery with heated seats. An aftermarket stereo and M-branded pedal covers are also equipped. Just under 57k miles are indicated on the digital odometer, approximately 1,200 of which were added by the current owner. The gallery includes photos of the soft and fiberglass boot covers, the latter of which folds to fit in the trunk.

The 3.2-liter S54 inline-six sends power rearward through a 5-speed manual transmission. An aftermarket front strut tower bar and aluminum fluid filler caps have been installed. The accessory belts, hoses, and fluids were changed in March 2017 per the seller, and the car passed a California emissions test in February 2018.

The current owner had independent specialist Bill Arnold BMW Repair complete a service in May 2018, including a cooling system overhaul after failure of the original water pump. The $4,400 invoice is displayed in the gallery below.

The rear subframe has been inspected according to the seller. Additional undercarriage photos are provided in the gallery below.

The accident-free Carfax report shows registrations in California, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, and Georgia. Consistent odometer readings and a number of service history records are also listed.


Livermore, CA

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Posted: 2/8/2019 10:17:33 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $21,500 or $22,575 with buyer fee

Posted: 2/6/2019 7:19:34 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $13,500

Posted: 2/3/2019 8:35:04 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $12,800

Posted: 2/2/2019 8:21:41 AM by Jon Martin

Back on the market after about a month due to a dead beat bidder. Bidding is currently at $11,000

Posted: 12/7/2018 4:12:00 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $28,000 or $29,400 with buyer fees

Posted: 12/3/2018 11:10:40 AM by Jon Martin

Pretty crazy the bidding is already up to $28k. The color combo is awesome, but I don't love the OEM rear wing or headlights. I wish they had a photo with the targa cover over the soft top. I bet it looks awesome.

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