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1998 BMW M ROADSTER

18,000 miles

$18,000 BID
1998 BMW M Roadster in Estoril Blue Metallic over Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Estoril Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Blue
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

This 1998 BMW M Roadster is one of 1,719 examples finished in Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue and black Nappa leather for the North American market for the model year. It has 18k miles following registration history in Utah, and work since the seller’s purchase in May 2024 reportedly included repairing the glove box as well as replacing the seat bushings and the center console. Power is supplied by a 3.2-liter S52 inline-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission, and equipment includes silver-finished 17″ Style 40 wheels, a limited-slip differential, a blue convertible soft top, heated sport seats, a Harman Kardon sound system, air conditioning, and cruise control. This M Roadster is now offered with the owner’s manual, a car cover, a cabin cover, tools, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Utah title in the seller’s name.

The body is finished in Estoril Blue, and features include a power-operated blue convertible soft top, front fender vents, and quad exhaust outlets. Dents were removed from the body in preparation for the sale.

Silver-finished 17″ Style 40 wheels are mounted with Goodyear Excellence tires. The seller indicates that replacement M-logo emblems were fitted on the rear wheels in preparation for the sale. Braking is handled by four-wheel ventilated discs.

The cabin features Estoril Blue and black Nappa leather covering the heated sport seats, door panel inserts, and center console. Amenities include roll hoops, air conditioning, cruise control, an AM/FM cassette stereo, and a Harman Kardon sound system. The seat bushings and center console are said to have been replaced under current ownership. A crack is noted on the shifter trim.

The M-branded leather-wrapped steering wheel features tri-color stitching and frames a tachometer with a 6,800-rpm redline, a 160-mph speedometer, and gauges for coolant temperature and fuel level. The digital odometer indicates 18k miles.

The 3.2-liter S52B32 inline-six features VANOS variable valve timing and was factory rated at 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Work in July 2011 is said to have included a coolant change and replacing the thermostat, thermostat housing, and coolant temperature switch. The battery was replaced in June 2023.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a ZF five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The seller notes that the trunk welds/differential mounts have not been addressed. The transmission and differential fluids were replaced in 2019.

 
 

The Carfax report is free from accidents or other reported damage.

Filed under: z3 m, z3m

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Private
Salt Lake City, UT

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Posted: 6/12/2024 8:29:06 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $18,000

Posted: 6/9/2024 6:44:41 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $17,429

Posted: 6/7/2024 11:16:27 AM by Jon Martin

The Carfax is clean and shows it has always been in Utah. The milesage is super low and it appears to be all stock. Bidding up to $5,555.00 so far, and I'm excited to see how it does.

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