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SOLD on or around July 4, 2019

72,500 miles

Sale Price Unknown
1998 BMW M Roadster in Arctic Silver Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Arctic Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

The BMW M Roadster was designed to be the performance version of the BMW Z3, and like all M cars there were significant differences between the two variants. The body of the Z3 M Roadster had a few differences compared to the standard Z3 models. These included front and rear bumpers, gills, boot and mirrors. Under the skin many of the components were beefed up with the rear suspension being derived from the E30 M3 and the front suspension and brake system being taken from the E36 M3 Evo. Based on the E36 platform, the Z3 Roadster was considered the E36/7 platform. The M Roadster could run a wider track under the flared wheel arches as well as wider wheels and tires to try to tame the increased power. Standard tire sizes for the M Roadster is 225/45r17 at the front and 245/40r17 at the back. A dual exhaust system fed each set of three cylinders to two dual tailpipes. The Z3 M roadster was the first BMW to feature this quad exhaust design which has since become a BMW M division signature. The interior had a different look to the standard Z3, including making the sport package M-version steering wheel standard on the M and including different instrumentation such as an oil temperature gauge.

This is the first year of the M Roadster and very few were produced and imported into the USA. Many experts will tell you that this is likely to be an appreciating classic, and you are only 4 years from getting antique plates. Car comes standard with ABS, airbags. 5 speed manual transmission. I have just replaced the top and it has never seen rain. Also had both seats reupholstered at Nick's in Va Beach over the winter and added new "M" floor mats. All 4 tires were replaced with Yokohama (one size wider than standard) about a month ago. Top, seats, tires all brand new! While this is becoming a classic car, it runs strong with the 6 cylinder, 3.2 liter engine and corners better than any car I have owned. Has cruise control and an upgraded stereo. Comes with a top cover for when left outside. $12,500 OBO. Love the car and don't need to sell. Trade for Jeep Wrangler considered. Will accept BTC as payment, once confirmed.


Virginia Beach, VA

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Posted: 7/4/2019 9:43:07 AM by Jon Martin

Listing removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 6/28/2019 7:56:47 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $11,500 from $12,500

Posted: 5/16/2019 1:16:58 PM by Jon Martin

The new soft top and tires are plusses as are the reupholstered seats though the bottom pattern isn't quite right. The price seems fair for the mileage.

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