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SOLD on or around June 14, 2021

29,000 miles

Asking Price: $32,025
2002 BMW M Roadster in Black Sapphire Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S54

Seller Description

This 2002 BMW M Roadster is powered by a 3.2-liter S54 inline-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission and finished in Black Sapphire Metallic over black Nappa leather. Equipment includes a limited-slip differential, 17″ RoadStar wheels, heated sport seats, air conditioning, and a Harman Kardon sound system. The car was first registered in Illinois and spent time in Ohio, Virginia, and Maine prior to the seller’s purchase in 2019. It now has 29k miles, and service has included replacement of the battery, sway bar links, the thermostat, gaskets, seals, and the tires. This M Roadster is offered with partial service records, owner’s literature, accessories, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Connecticut title in the seller’s name.

The M Roadster features wider bodywork than the base Z3, as well as sculpted rocker moldings, fender vents, roll hoops, revised front and rear bumper covers, and quad exhaust tips. This example is finished in Black Sapphire Metallic (475) with a black soft top, and stone guards are applied ahead of the rear wheel arches. The right-rear tail light assembly and high-mount brake light were replaced during current ownership, and the M badge on the trunk lid has been re-glued. The seller notes a chip above the left-rear wheel arch and another on the right-side door, which are shown up close in gallery photos below.

This is a re-list after the vehicle previously sold on BaT in October 2020 and the winning bidder failed to follow through with their commitment to purchase. This was not due to any fault with the vehicle. The winner has been banned from future participation on BaT and their buyer’s fee was not refunded.

RoadStar 17″ alloy wheels were fitted with replacement Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires in April 2020, which measure 225/45 up front and 245/40 out back. The power steering and brake systems were flushed in August 2019, and the front sway bar links were replaced in October 2019.

The cabin features heated sport seats trimmed in black Nappa leather that extends to the center console and door panels along with M-logo mats protecting matching black carpets. Amenities include a BMW Business CD stereo, a Harman Kardon audio system, air conditioning, and power accessories. The seller notes that the plastic seat belt retainers are intact and the power locks intermittently require cycling to operate properly. A mesh wind deflector installs over the twin roll hoops.

The three-spoke wheel features tri-color accent stitching on the leather wrap and frames gauges with chrome bezels including an M-branded tachometer with an 8,000-rpm redline and a 170-mph speedometer. The digital odometer indicates 29k miles, appropriately 1,600 of which were added during current ownership.

The 3.2-liter S54 inline-six produced 315 horsepower with 251 lb-ft of torque when new, and power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The cooling system was serviced in August 2019, along with an oil change and replacement of the drive belts, thermostat, oil filter housing gasket, and timing chain tensioner seal in August 2019. A replacement battery was fitted in October 2019.

Additional photos of the undercarriage are provided in the gallery below, along with photos of the trunk floor sheet metal.

Owner’s manuals and sales literature are included with the sale, as are service records dating to 2007, an air compressor and tow kit, two car covers, and a cockpit cover.

The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists history in Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, Maine, and Connecticut.


Westport, CT

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Posted: 6/14/2021 7:08:42 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $30,500 or $32,025 with buyer fee

Posted: 6/8/2021 9:21:59 AM by Jon Martin

It's back on Bring a Trailer after the winning bidder failed to follow through. Bidding is at $5,000 so far.

Posted: 10/22/2020 2:59:18 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $30,003 or $31,503.15 with buyer fee

Posted: 10/22/2020 1:23:51 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $21,000 with an hour left

Posted: 10/20/2020 8:53:19 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $20,250

Posted: 10/16/2020 10:36:16 AM by Jon Martin

This roadster sold on Ebay a little over a year ago. It's had some maintenance since then. The photos are significantly better thatn when it was last listed. It pretty much looks as you'd expect with its low mileage. Bidding is only at $500 so far.

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