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SOLD on or around June 8, 2020

128,000 miles

Asking Price: $11,500
2000 BMW M Roadster in Titanium Silver Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Titanium Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S52
  • Other Attributes Hard Top

Seller Description

Hi All, I'm reluctantly selling my 2000 Z3M Roadster, as i've moved on to a Porsche Cayman instead. Here's the info (obviously written for a more generic car audience)

Asking $11,500, with all equipment to included listed below.

I'm Located in Bend, OR, but could potentially deliver the car to Portland, Salem, or Eugene.

This future classic 2000 M Roadster is in great shape for its high-ish mileage (128k), and has been a joy to drive and upgrade over the last 5 years. The 240HP (stock) S52 engine is a classic BMW inline 6 cylinder, and has been bulletproof during my ownership. Lots of e36 and Z3M owners have 300,000 miles+ on these engines. This car pulls strong, handles wonderfully, looks amazing, and is generally just a joy to drive and own.

The OEM hardtop is a fantastic upgrade both visually and in terms of chassis stiffness, and helps transform this into a true three season car. I have srvice records documented since 2012. Being in a small town and using this as a second vehicle, I’ve put less than 10k miles on it in my 5 years of ownership, but have done a lot of upgrading and adjustment in that time to make it look and drive exactly how I wanted it to. Lots of pricey suspension upgrades are on this car, in addition to a Dinan ECU chip, Stromung Exhaust, and other goodies.

The car has had some paint work and a couple replaced panels over the years due to two separate low speed incidents; first, the previous owner replaced the hood, passenger headlight, and some trim due to a parking lot mishap with an SUV. Second, the driver’s rear fender was replaced in 2018 due to an SUV side-swiping the car in a parking lot. Stupid SUVs.

Here’s a bunch more info on the maintenance history, upgrades, and other stuff that will come with the car:

Wheels, Suspension & Chassis Upgrades:

OEM BMW 17” M “Roadstar” Style 40 Wheels, staggered 17x7.5 ET41 F / 7x9 ET8 R

BFGoodrich G-Force Sport Comp 2 - 225/45/17 (front) / 245/40/17 (rear)

TC Kline S/A Front Coilovers w/ TCK Camber Plates (500# springs)

TC Kline Shorty Rear Springs w/ height adjusters (600# springs)

H&R 28mm Front Sway Bar

Strong Strut Front Tower Brace

Wheel Spacers 15mm front, 20mm rear

E21 Transmission Mounts

OEM Hardtop & Mounts

Mason Engineering Steel Clutch Pedal

BMW ZHP Shift Knob

Dinan ECU Chip

Stromung Cat Back Exhaust

Blaupunkt Brisbane Digital Media Head Unit

Recent Maintenance:

Oil and Filter changed yearly or 3000 miles, Mobile-1 Synthetic 0-W40

New Clutch, Pressure Plate, and 14.5lb Flywheel Installed 1/2016

Clutch Slave Cylinder and Stainless Steel braided Clutch Lines 4/2016

R/R Offset Idler Pulley 9/2016

4 Wheel Alignment 10/2018

Sway Bar End Links 5/2019

Miscellaneous interior and exterior refresh items 2015-2019

Service Records dating from 2012-Current

Additional equipment included with the purchase:

Z3-specific car cover

Z3-specific window shade

Bentley service & repair manual

OEM suspension pieces

OEM Clutch Pedal

OEM Shift Knob

OEM Exhaust

A HUGE bag of misc. spare parts and items that i’ve ordered over the years but not yet installed.

Diff Mount reinforcing brackets (x2) and 80a poly subframe bushings (see below)

All of the upgrades and spares listed above will come with the purchase at the current asking price. Some items can be removed and replaced with OEM spares if you wish to purchase the car at a lower price.

Some things that could use repair or replacement soon (it is a 20 year old car after all):

- Some misc. interior trim bits are worn or missing, and there are some creaks and squeaks in the interior to be expected with this generation BMW

-The center console storage lid cracked and I have not replaced it.

- I removed the OEM rear view mirror because it takes up too much visual room in the cabin when driving. Will need to be adhered to the windshield if the new owner wishes to remount it. The auto-dimming function does not work.

- The shifter and transmission are overall in good shape, but sometimes second gear is a little mushy, and has been the entire time i;’ve owned the vehicle. I purchased a full detent and shifter rebuild kit, but have not had a chance to install it.

- I installed a new clutch and 14.5lb flywheel a couple years back, and the lighter flywheel has some chattering noises when the car is warm and idling. This is typical behavior for lighter flywheels, but is noisier than stock. I like the performance better though, so I can live with the extra noise.

- The third taillight in the trunk allows some water in while driving in the rain, which I don’t do often. A new taillight gasket is included in the spare parts.

- The differential mount at the trunk spot-welds tore at some point in the previous ownership history, and was repaired at that time. The repaired welding is not pretty, but does the job. I purchased some 80a poly subframe bushings and two subframe mount reinforcing brackets with the intention of tearing all that out and redoing the repair in a better way. But, that’s a big undertaking and not something I ever found time to do. I’ll try to get some photos of the diff. mount repairs soon.

- Driver’s side heated seat currently not working, sadly. Suspect shorted wires in the heating pad, and haven’t taken the seats apart to re-solder. Pass. side heated seat works great.

- Some wear visible on the top edge of the /M steering wheel

- The Passenger side window regulator is misaligned, and rolls up and down slowly.

- The front bumper has several scrapes and paint chips, to be expected with the mileage and suspension.

- The soft top is in good shape overall and has no leaks or tears, although the window has some fogging and is generally a little tired. I generally run this car with the hard top on year-round, so this never bothers me.

Overall, this car is a great example of classic BMW /M car, with analog steering and throttle, minimal driver’s aids, a powerful inline 6 cylinder NA engine, RWD and less than 3,000lb curb weight. It’s a complete hooligan if you want it to be, and a pretty civilized top-down roadster when you are feeling more civil. A future classic for sure, and i’m only selling it because I’ve moved on to a Porsche Cayman. I realized that I preferred the hardtop 100% of the time, and since /M coupes are so overpriced, I decided to switch it up and buy a Cayman. No more room in the garage for the Z3M Roadster, so it has to go!

Fairly firm on the price, but send an offer if you’d like. No trades please, and no I do not need help selling the car. Test drives given only to those who express serious interest in purchasing the vehicle - no tire kickers please. Email or text message preferred.


Bend, OR

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Posted: 6/8/2020 10:07:19 AM by Jon Martin


Posted: 1/28/2020 11:00:09 AM by Jon Martin

It's higher mileage and a common color combo, but it has some great parts inlcuding a hard top, TC Kline coilovers, Strong Strut brace, Stromung exhaust and a lot more. IT has has a lot of extra parts. You can tell it's owned by an enthusiast making the price seem fair to me.

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