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96,000 miles

2001 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 S54

Seller Description

Just time to sell this and move on. 2 Seater + small biz owner + dad just doesn't work. I've averaged about 2.5k miles / year for the past 4 years. I've spent more insuring the car than in actual gas for it. Plus due to a broken wrist it's going to be even longer before I can drive it.

Anyway, it has 99.996k miles. You'll get to roll it over to 100k. Oh and the trip and odo are perfectly in sync so they'll roll over together.

I've recently put in nearly $8k completely rehabbing this car. I wasn't planning on selling it ever. Yes there's things that can be improved, but it's ready to drive, reliably, for a long long time.

The good:
Includes manuals, tools, original window sticker, and all records.

All maintenance is up to date and all systems work perfect. Including
- Regular oil changes with castrol.
- Valve shim adjustments every 30k miles.
- Recent Transmission Fluid Flush
- Recent Differential Fluid Flush
- New stainless steel clutch line.
- New clutch.
- New battery (on tender).
- New floor mats.
- Custom stitched shift boot and Ebrake boots.
- Lowered and on 19" CSLs.
- Rogue Engineering Spacers
- Seats are solid with minimal wear and no tears.
- Ceramic tint.
- New Antenna interior and exterior grommets
- All new suspension and bushings (every single one I could get) including:
- - - Bilstein Shocks
- - - Shock Mount Kit
- - - Spring Perches Front and Rear
- - - Upper Strut Mounts (front)
- - - Lower control arm bushings in front
- - - Rear Suspension Mounts
- - - Front end bushings
- - - Rear end bushings
- - - Rear thrust arm bushings
- - - Front Control Arms
- - - Sway bar bushings and end links front and rear

- Massive audio upgrades: all done by Handcrafted Audio in Chandler. The install is clean clean clean with not an inch of space lost. And other than the alpine headunit looks completely OEM. No harnesses cut etc.

- - - Totally new audio system with Hertz HDP5 amp, sub, and speakers.
- - - Custom OEM+ sub enclosure to replace the OEM sub box.
- - - Custom OEM+ built plate for USB power and data ports in center console.

The Bad:

It's a well taken care of driver.... not a garage queen. Exactly what you want to go carve up the road to tortilla flats.

- Rock chips
- Steering wheel leather is glossy etc.
- Plastic seatbelt guides on seat are broken (as with near all of these cars)
- Clear finally fading on trunk. Could use a respray.
- Convertible top window needs to be replaced. Have an OEM zipper style one sitting in the trunk but broke my wrist before I could install it. Will include and you can spend the 2-3 hours doing it.

Call for appointment show contact info .

Test rides with cash in hand only.

Previous Listing:

What's there to say other than, I love this car, and I don't want to sell it. But... it doesn't hold a car seat :( I mean I'm happy I have a kid. I love him. But I'll tell you I was really torn between selling him or the car!

I test drove this car and I quickly realized I didn't just want it, but I NEEDED the car. It's been incredibly rock solid reliable. Just oil changes, air filters, and tires... and oooh boy will you go through tires.

BMW only made a handful (less than 1200 for the US) of these. It's not your normal Z3 based M roadster. The normal M Roadsters have 250 HP, but in 2001 and 2002, BMW slammed 315 HP into the thing. It's the E46 M3 engine in a Z3 chassis

Think about that a moment. A motor that's designed to be FAST in a sedan, shoe horned into a go-kart.

This car is in great shape. It does have 90k miles of wear on it, there's some minor curb rashing on the wheels and the front spoiler, but really, that's it. There's not a door ding or a scratch otherwise on the car.

I've babied it. I really have. I do my own oil changes every 5k miles (despite the factory recommendation for 10k). I've had all the fluids flushed and replaced every 30k (despite the factory's "life time fills"). It's been detailed regularly etc.

I could go on about the car, but if you're seriously interested, give me a call.


Chandler, AZ

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Posted: 8/22/2018 10:20:51 AM by Jon Martin

It's back after another couple years with a few more miles and price reduced to $14,999 from $17,500. The new photos look good too. I think it's a good deal given all the recent maintenance.

Posted: 8/30/2016 9:12:04 PM by Jon Martin

Back on the market after two years off and about 6k miles. It has new wheels and lots of other stuff since we last saw it. The price seems very fair.

Posted: 3/12/2014 9:12:46 PM by Jon Martin

It looks great for having 90k miles. It definitely sounds like it's been well-loved. I think the price is fair.

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