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SOLD on or around December 7, 2018

56,400 miles

Asking Price: $29,400
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 one of just 78 finished in Laguna Seca Blue during the entire 1998-2002 Z3M Roadster production run. The car was purchased by its current owner around one year ago, and now shows 56,400 miles. Power comes from an 3.2-liter S54 inline-six paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. A September 2018 service with marque-specialist Bill Arnold consisted of a valve adjustment, Inspection II, and a cooling system refresh. This BMW is being offered on behalf of the current owner with fiberglass and soft boot covers, an uninstalled clip-on luggage rack, a clean Carfax, and a clean California title in the owner’s name.

The exterior is finished in Laguna Seca Blue, and the seller notes the car received paint correction and a few touch-ups. An aftermarket rear spoiler is equipped as shown above, and a set of clear front markers and aftermarket headlights are also present. The seller mentions a few smaller door dings, along with a half-dollar sized clearcoat imperfection in the front-right top of the bumper. The included Carfax does not indicate any accidents or other damage.

A new rear window was installed for the black soft top under previous ownership. This Roadster retains factory 17″ Style 40 alloy wheels wearing a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. A few curb marks are depicted in the gallery, and the seller notes that a set of low-dust ceramic brake pads were installed by the previous owner. New shocks were fitted in March 2017.

The cabin features two-tone Laguna Seca Blue and Black leather upholstery with heated seats.

An aftermarket stereo head unit and M-branded pedal covers are equipped. Pictures of the soft and fiberglass boot covers are provided in the gallery, the latter of which folds and fits in the trunk. 56,400 miles are indicated, around 1k were added by the current owner.

The 3.2-liter S54 inline-six sends power rearward through a factory 5-speed manual transmission. An aftermarket front strut tower bar and aluminum fluid filler caps have been installed. Per the seller, the engine belts, hoses, and fluids were changed in March 2017. This Z3M passed a California emissions test in February 2018.

In May 2018, the current owner had independent BMW specialist Bill Arnold BMW Repair complete a $4,400 service, including a full cooling system overhaul after the original water pump failed. The two-page invoice is displayed in the gallery below. According to the seller, the rear subframe has been inspected, and is said to be in good shape.

A driving video can be viewed above.

The accident-free Carfax reports this BMW was sold new in Southern California, and moved to Florida in 2006, Virginia in 2007, North Carolina in 2013, Colorado in 2015, Georgia in 2017, and finally back to California later that year. Consistent odometer readings and a number of service history records are also listed.


Livermore, CA

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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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Jon Martin
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