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100,000 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
  • Title Branded
  • Other Attributes Hard Top

Seller Description

$17,000 OBO

VIN: WBSCK9333WLC86527

1998 BMW M Roadster roughly 100,000 miles on chassis and engine. Rebuilt Title from California sometime in 2010. Damage on the passenger side. Car was fixed professionally, no sign of impact or residual damage. I've been driving/tracking this car since 2014 without any issues. I simply have too many projects and need the space so this one has to go. 

willing to consider trades for other, more street friendly bmw, SUV's/trucks (m3, x5...etc) Cayman/996 (inoperable is fine for 996)

No Soft top with this car, only hard top

Subframe reinforced with Randy Forbes kit (dual dog ear design) 

S54 swap out of a cared for e46 m3 that crashed
Vanos, rod bearings, and gaskets done in 2018
Jim Kessel swap harness and ECU tune (MS54)
Factory e46 engine harness used for swap from Donor
All maintenance done
Megan racing headers

TC Kline single adjustable coilovers
400lbs front springs 450 rear
Vorshlag camber plates
Poly bushings all around
New front Delrin control arm bushings
Wildwood floating rotors and superlite calipers (4 piston)
DTC60 hawk pads
SSR 17x8 front and 17x9.5 rears

Aim dash data system
Sparco pro2000 seats
CAE shifter
4.10 motorsports diff

Cooling system:
New water pump
New thermostat
New CSF radiator
19 row oil cooler

There likely a lot more I’m forgetting. This car has never let me down. The windows are a little slow, AC is gone (I tore everything out for it, so please don’t ask what itll take to put back in…it never worked well anyway). This car is completely turn key to drive around town (if you’re brave), go to the track or even AX…if that’s your thing. Tires are really old so you’ll need something new, but fluids are all new from this year. I ran RF650 brake fluid. Brakes have duct provisions from bimmerworld, but no hoses hooked up currently. 

I am not parting the car so please no questions like: “how much for the shifter or steering wheel” Nothing on this car is sold separate. Besides that, I’m open to provide full details, PPI, put it up on a rack and go over it with a fine tooth comb, whatever you want to do to feel comfortable with the sale. 

$17,000 OBO

Thank You


Chicago, IL

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My Comments

Posted: 7/24/2022 10:29:50 AM by Jon Martin

Back on the market after 8 months. Price up to $17,000 from $15,000

Posted: 11/20/2021 9:43:18 AM by Jon Martin

Listings removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 10/15/2021 11:37:48 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $15,000 from $18,000

Posted: 9/8/2021 9:45:06 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $18,000 from $20,000

Posted: 6/29/2021 2:05:35 PM by Jon Martin

This is a pretty cool conversion and would definitely be a fun track car. It's full of great parts in addition to the S54 and hard top.

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Jon Martin
Fort Collins, CO