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SOLD on or around February 15, 2021

26,000 miles

Asking Price: $26,250
2000 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
  • Other Attributes Hard Top
    Subframe Reinforcement

Seller Description

This 2000 BMW M Roadster was modified by Vorshlag Motorsports of Princeton, Texas in 2012 and is powered by a 5.7-Liter LS1 V8 mated to a T-56 six-speed manual transmission. It is finished in Estoril Blue over a black and blue interior, and features a body-color removable hardtop, enhanced fenders, 18″ CCW wheels, a carbon-fiber hood, and Sparco Evo 2 seats. According to the seller-provided build documents, the suspension components, wiring, brakes, drivetrain, and interior were modified before his acquisition in June 2013. This M Roadster is offered with a Carfax report, a build report from Vorshlag, and a clean Indiana title in the name of the seller’s LLC.

The body is finished in Estoril Blue (335) with a color-matched removable hardtop, and was equipped with clear indication markers and fender vents from the factory. Modifications include a TC Kline carbon-fiber hood with hood pins, custom front and rear fenders, “5.7L LS1” badging, and a front air splitter. The fenders, hood, and bumper cover were repainted in December 2012, the factory convertible top, frame, and mechanisms have been removed as a weight-saving measure, and the seller notes chips and scratches in the paint. An accident involving the front-right of the car in September 2003 is shown on the Carfax report below.

Black-painted CCW 18″ three-piece wheels are wrapped in Toyo Proxes R888 tires that measure 295/30 in the front and 315/30 out back and show date codes from 2014 and 2015. Factory suspension components were replaced with an AST 4100 adjustable coil-over system, and Agency Power sway bars were added, along with polyurethane bushings and aluminum front lower control arms sourced from an E30 M3. Front brake rotors and calipers were sourced from an E36 M3, while factory rear components are retained, and Hawk HP Plus brake pads are fitted at all four corners. The ABS system is inoperable but remains intact.

The interior features Sparco Evo 2 seats, and the driver seat is mounted on an adjustable track while the passenger seat is fixed. Factory carpeting and sound deadening has been removed, the floorboards were painted to match the body, and the dash, door panels, and console are retained. Equipment includes G-Force six-point camlock harnesses, a Momo suede steering wheel, a custom shifter, and a Longacre switch panel mounted in place of the center air vents.

Factory instrumentation consists of a 160-mph speedometer and a tachometer, and aftermarket gauges for oil pressure and coolant temperature are housed in the center stack. The aftermarket oil temperature gauge is disconnected. The odometer shows 25k mi, with total mileage unknown.

The factory 3.2-liter S52 inline-six was replaced with a 5.7-liter LS1 V8 sourced from a 2000 Pontiac Trans Am that is said to have shown approximately 60k miles at the time. The engine swap was carried out by Vorshlag Motorsports of Princeton, Texas, and components include an intake manifold and throttle body from an LS6 V8, an SLP mass airflow sensor, and a custom cold-air intake system.

Power is sent through a rebuilt T-56 six-speed manual transmission that uses a clutch and pressure plate from a Corvette Z06, a Fidanza aluminum flywheel, and a Vorshlag custom throw-out bearing. An E36 M3 dual-tab differential housing is connected to a reinforced rear crossmember mount and features a Rouge finned differential cover/cooler and Quaife 2.73:1 rear gears.

Engine and vehicle build details are provided in documents shown in the gallery below, and a build thread can be viewed on the Vorshlag Motorsports web site.

The Carfax report shows an accident involving the right-front of the car in September 2003 that is described as severe. History in Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Indiana is shown through January 2021.


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Posted: 2/15/2021 3:30:57 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $25,000 or $26,250 with buyer fee

Posted: 2/15/2021 2:35:01 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $18,000 with 35 minutes left

Posted: 2/8/2021 12:59:18 PM by Jon Martin

No bids yet, but this is a very intersting M Roadster. We haven't seen it for sale since back in 2013. The miles are still pretty low and it's full of modifications aside in addition to the the LS1 engine swap and hard top.

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