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SOLD on or around January 8, 2024

188,000 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 Blue
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

1998 BMW Z3 M Roadster
188k miles
Clean title
S52 - 5 speed

This is a third car for me and I don't have time to drive it much anymore or put in the effort to fix the little stuff wrong with it. It's in good shape, but needs some work to make it shine.

Runs great. No check engine light. New battery. New MAF. Has aftermarket 18" BMW wheels with newer tires (comes with original Roadstar wheels too). Lowered on H&R springs in 2020. Upgraded head unit. Upgraded 2000+ tail lights (comes with originals). Top itself is original but in good shape still - No rips or tears in top. I keep it under a car cover when not in use.

Has a small oil leak somewhere. I don't need to add oil very often at all, so it can't be too bad. Seats are weathered and worn. Needs new seat motors. Top only works manually (I have replacement parts but never got around to fixing it). Rear window has a small rip in it. Glove box broke (I have replacement reinforcement piece, just haven't installed yet). Registration expired. Steering wheel leather is peeling.

I think that's it. It's a solid car, it just needs a little love. I take it out once every couple weeks for a quick drive to keep everything circulating, but I haven't driven it regularly in about three years now. It's time to pass it on to someone that will appreciate it and enjoy it.

$8500 cash.
I think it's a fair price. About five grand less than any other ones you'll find, and it won't take that much to fix everything, if you chose to do that.

Email first. I work mostly from home, so I can meet you somewhere most days with a bit of notice.


Encinitas, CA

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Posted: 1/8/2024 10:04:58 AM by Jon Martin

Listings removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 9/28/2023 2:06:48 PM by Jon Martin

It does need some TLC, but nothing that's not do-able. The miles are higher but it has some recetn maintenance and upgrades. The most interesting part is the blue soft top with silver/black color combo. The price seems very fair to me.

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