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185,000 miles

1998 BMW M Roadster in Cosmos Black Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Cosmos Black Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S52
  • Other Attributes Hard Top

Seller Description

I am reluctantly selling my stunning 1998 BMW M Roadster (E36/7) as I have simply run out of space in my garage for all my toys and refuse to let this one sit outside.
I have gone through this M Roadster over the years with an open checkbook with the goal of making it as close to new as possible, which I have certainly achieved. From both cosmetics to mechanicals, I have virtually restored this car through and through.
Within just the past 5k miles, I have had the following professionally done:
Full glass/trim out OEM-quality repaint done by Queen City in Redmond, which is the best paint/body shop in the NW. Repaint was done in the factory original Cosmos Black Metallic (BMW paint code 303) and is absolutely stunning. Factory hardtop was also repainted with the car. There was zero body damage to the car when it went in for the repaint. I had it done only because the car had various rock chips and a few light scratches and I wanted to make the car perfect!
New head gasket and resurfaced cylinder head
New clutch kit and new flywheel
New suspension including Bilstein shocks/struts, H&R springs, control arm bushings, strut mounts and sway bar links.
Four wheel alignment at TrueLine in Bellevue
New Interstate battery
All fluids flushed (oil, coolant, transmission, differential, brake fluid, power steering fluid)
New driveshaft flex disc
New windshield
New weather stripping and trim gaskets
New exterior badging
New kidney grilles and side grilles
New various interior trim pieces
New ZHP illuminated shift knob
New leather tri-stitch M steering wheel
New Magnaflow sport exhaust with new exhaust hangers
All new stereo including Focal speakers, Integral Audio subwoofer, JL Audio amplifier and Kenwood head unit.
Upgraded BBS RK wheels (original BMW Style 40 wheels in mint condition also included) with Toyo Proxes R888 performance tires
Turner Motorsports 15mm wheel spacers
Chrome front strut bar
LeatherZ Mark2 center console armrest/lid
Full front paint protection film (PPF)
Full exterior G-Tekniq ceramic paint coating
Various other routine maintenance items
I obviously have invested way, way more money into this car over the past 5k miles than what I am looking to sell it for now, making this a great buy. Absolutely everything works as it should and the car has no warning lights or any fluid leaks.
This car not only looks virtually new inside and out, but it also drives the part as well. It feels tight, fast and solid. If I told you it had 20k original miles on it, you would believe me because of how incredibly nice it is.
I bought the car from the second owner, who lived up in Arlington and commuted into Bellevue every day for work. She put ~119k easy miles on the car in ~7 years from commuting up and down I-5 and was fastidious about maintenance, taking the car in for service frequently (the car comes with full, detailed records back to 2003). The car now sits at 185k original miles, which at this point is really just a reflection of the odometer reading and certainly not the condition.
These cars are exceedingly rare as BMW only built 2,763 M Roadster’s for the 1998 model year. As these cars become more and more sought after, the values of the ultra-low mileage examples are fetching north of $40k as some collectors are looking to find that near-perfect example. The problem with those cars is that it would be a shame to drive and enjoy them since every mile added to the car would be particularly detrimental to its value. With my M Roadster, you can have one that looks and drives like-new without the worry of mileage-related depreciation and at a fraction of the cost that these low-mile cars are bringing.
CarFax and clean title in hand
Feel free to call or text me.


Everett, WA

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Posted: 8/3/2019 4:51:47 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $11,000 from $13,000

Posted: 7/4/2019 10:00:39 AM by Jon Martin

It's got a lot of miles, but has a lot of recent maintenance a hard top, fresh paint, and BBS RK wheels. I think the price actually seems ok all things considered.

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