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SOLD on or around October 14, 2021

26,125 miles

Sale Price Unknown
1998 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 S52

Seller Description

This 1998 BMW M Roadster is an awesome balance of a low mileage classic, open-top fun, and a true driver's car. And when something is both this affordable and this loaded, you know the deal is irresistible.

Imola Red is a great color to have on a speedy car like this. It shows all the right signs of being the factory application, and it has the high-gloss presentation of a well-kept car that has averaged under 1,150 miles annually. We like the red because there's a sleekness and boldness you want on an M-powered machine. And the black folding roof gives you a hint of a dark side as it coordinates with the ionic grille and the special side louvers. There's more aggressiveness from the factory body kit, quad exhaust tips, and the wide rear fenders that conceal the wide rubber on 17-inch M wheels. And the way the full package fits together reminds you that a BMW delivers premium quality within its performance.

Because the black and red make for such an attractive style on the outside, you'll be pleased to see a full two-tone interior. So you have a great color combo with the top up or down. While this is attractive to look at. It's even more fun to drive. The leather bucket seats are deeply bolstered and power adjust to give you the perfect driving position. The steering wheel is exceptionally grippy in your left hand, and the shifter falls to exactly where your right one wants to be. The center console layout is a driver's work of art as the auxiliary gauges get as much space as the A/C controls. It's loaded with cruise control, power locks, dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes, and a premium AM/FM/cassette stereo w/CD changer. Power windows and a power convertible top let you open this one up to the world without ever leaving the driver's seat. And with cold-blowing air conditioning and heated seats, it's easy to dial-in top-down comfort almost any time of year.

The 3.2-liter DOHC inline-six is a terrific fuel-injected setup that's one of the most legendary motors for smooth and steady power. The five-speed manual transmission works in conjunction with the German-engineered motor to make sure that this car can instantly go from commuter-like tame to track day wild with just a downshift. And the reason why this is so adaptable is that the suspension is also ready for anything. BMW's motorsport division (the "M" in M Roadster) modified this fully independent setup. This works with the huge four-wheel disc brakes, sharp ratio power steering, and modern performance tires to deliver the kind of experience that will leave you all smiles.

The sale comes complete with the owner's manual packet, maintenance records, and car cover. This is the preserved M Roadster that's just begging for you to add to the low-mileage odometer. So if you're a true enthusiast, don't miss this one. Call today!!!


Streetside Classics
La Vergne, TN

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Posted: 10/14/2021 8:35:38 AM by Jon Martin


Posted: 10/8/2021 10:33:57 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $30,995 from $31,995

Posted: 9/12/2021 8:38:23 PM by Jon Martin

It's been 2.5 years since we last saw this roadster. Check out the previous listing for an example of what M Roadster prices have done the past few years. It only has a few more miles and looks good. The price is optimistic though.

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