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139,773 miles

2000 BMW M Roadster in Imola Red 2 over Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Imola Red 2
  • Interior Color Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S52
  • Other Attributes Hard Top

Seller Description

I’m thinking of selling my 2000 M Roadster with a hardtop (production date 12 July 1999, date first registered Aug 1999). The car has a clean record in CARFAX when I ran it last year, but that has expired. The car has been in process of a major refurbishment since the CARFAX report was run, so a new CARFAX report would read the same. I am the third owner. The first owner sold the car to the second in 2017. He bought it in 2016 from the original owner with 130,000 miles.

This M roadster drives and shows very well. It is not offered as a concourse level car, but would do very well in your local car show. It is intended to be A DRIVER’S CAR. Any buyer could show it on Sunday at their local event, drive across country to Pebble Beach or Amelia Island the next week and park it proudly in the lot while you go look at the cars in that show.

The car currently has just under 140,000 miles. (Okay 139,773, but Susan may not be able to resist taking it out for a spin.) I am the third owner.

Recently completed work includes:

The car was disassembled and repainted. All chips or minor dents were repaired. The seats have been reupholstered with genuine leather. Seat bushings replaced and glovebox reinforced, and the heavy knee bolster removed. The center console box has been replaced with a unit from Leather Z.

Cooling system refresh; new aluminum radiator, new Stewart water pump, hoses, expansion tank, 80/88c coolant fan switch, coolant, pulleys and belts. A new fan clutch and fan were installed, but the car is prepped for the fan delete.

New sparkplugs, pre-cat O2 sensors, air filter and engine mounts.

Oil pump nut safety wired, reinforced pickup tube and oil pan baffle. Engine oil and filter change. Transmission and differential fluid change.

The front suspension has been completely refurbished with Bilstein struts, new factory M control arms, poly CAB and the top hats have been swapped. New sway-bar links and bushings.

The rear suspension has been completely removed and refurbished. The trunk floor was inspected while the subframe was out (see pictures). There is no sign of any failure or weakness in the trunk floor, differential mounting ear or cross member. All spotwelds are sound. The subframe bushings were replaced with AKG poly. The trailing arm bushings were replaced. The differential bushing is sound, so it was left stock. The rear shocks have been replaced with Bilstein and new upper mounts installed. New sway-bar links and bushings.

Except for the paint I have done all the work. I should be able to show receipts and parts tags for the parts. Ask

So, why am I selling this car? The reason is simple. I currently own 5 Z3s and between Susan and I, we can only drive two. I also very much enjoy working on the Z3 so having one or two extra fills that need. I picked this car to sell, because as far as I can tell it wants for nothing. Maybe late fall, it could go in for a ceramic coating or you could just opt for a good wax job, after the paint has completely cured, but until then not much left to do.

I am asking $24,500 obo. I am in no rush to sell, but thought I’d offer it up.

Spring Green, WI.


Spring Green, WI

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Posted: 7/5/2022 10:49:39 AM by Jon Martin

This roadster has just about everytthing done to it including new paint, seat covers, and pretty much everything mechanical. The hard top is a huge plus. It also has a LeatherZ armrest, OEM clear bumper lights, and aftermarket audio. I don't love the match of the new seat covers though. The price feels optimistic for the mileage, but it's in better shape than most cars with less than half of its mileage.

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