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SOLD on or around June 14, 2024

49,000 miles

Sale Price Unknown
2001 BMW M Roadster in Alpine White 3 over Dark Gray & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Alpine White 3
  • Interior Color Dark Gray & Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S54
  • Other Attributes Subframe Reinforcement

Seller Description

This is a 2001 Z3 M Roadster in Alpine white with black and gray interior. It is a 3-owner car originally registered in Colorado and currently in California. It is powered by a 3.2-liter S54 inline-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission. It has heated seats, cruise control, air conditioning, and a CD stereo hooked to a Harman Kardon sound system. Performance modifications include TC Kline suspension with sway bars and double adjustable coil-overs, Billy Boat exhaust and Randy Forbes subframe reinforcement kit. Carfax shows no issues. Low mileage

The exterior paint on this Z3 roadster is Alpine white with a soft black convertible top (new rear window) and convertible boot cover. The M version has a wider rear track, larger brakes, aerodynamic power adjustable and heated wing-mirrors, redesigned front, and rear bumpers, bespoke "Roadstar" Style 40 wheels, revised side gills, and quad exhaust pipes. In August of 2020 the seller purchased new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S with approximately 2000 miles on them. Modifications include TC Kline suspension with double adjustable coil-overs, Billy Boat exhaust, Xenon headlight upgrade and a Randy Forbes subframe reinforcement kit.  

Seller notes that in 2009 a friend slid the M car into a curb. It was repaired by Amato’s Auto Body, San Diego, California. A copy of the invoice for $8,608. is included in the photos.

The Z3 M-styled seats are black and gray leather with chrome accents on the gauges and shift boot. The M interior is also differentiated by the thermometer, clock, and oil temperature gauges in the center console. It has a 5-speed manual transmission, and power adjustable and heated front seats and mesh wind deflector between the front seats. There is some minor wear noted in the photos on the driver side seat bolster. BMW M embroidered floor mats

This 2001 Z3 M Roadster introduced the 3.2-liter S54 double VANOS inline six-cylinder engine with 315 hp and limited slip differential. In 2012, at approximately 35k miles the seller noted a clicking sound from the engine. Marco Polo an independent BMW repair shop in La Jolla, California replaced the rod bearings with VAC Motorsports high performance coated bearing set and high-volume oil pump and the crankshaft. The invoice of $7,405 to complete this work are included in the photos. This Z3 M also had the recent clutch replaced and is current on all maintenance. Seller has service records from his ownership. 

Known Flaws

  • Minor wear on driver seat bolster
  • Minor rock chips in various locations
  • Worn driver seat adjustment bushing. 
  • Power steering hose shows some sweating in photos.
  • Rear view mirror is not auto dimming.
  • Minor road rash on front bumper and small nicks on rear bumper

This 2001 Z3 M coupe convertible introduced the more powerful S54 engine with an extra 75 hp. It had the expensive rod bearings service completed and popular aftermarket modifications added to enhance the performance and driving experience. It has been extremely well maintained by a BMW enthusiast. Additional items included in the sale are an extra set of worn BMW style 40 wheels with tires, new stainless-steel brake lines (they were never installed), the original suspension components and exhaust. The seller has the original manuals, two key fobs, two security keys, plus a valet key. This Alpine white Z3 has a clear title and is in southern California.



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Posted: 6/14/2024 9:31:44 AM by Jon Martin

Listings removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 3/1/2024 9:18:04 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $33,250 from $37,500

Posted: 11/2/2023 1:35:44 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $37,500 from $38,500

Posted: 4/17/2023 2:33:59 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $38,500 from $39,500

Posted: 3/23/2023 11:24:11 PM by Jon Martin

Added lots of nice, new photos

Posted: 1/30/2023 11:50:57 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $39,500 from $40,000

Posted: 12/16/2022 9:52:22 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $40,000 from $42,500

Posted: 7/25/2022 10:43:32 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $42,500 from $45,000

Posted: 4/15/2022 9:09:38 AM by Jon Martin

Amazing color combo with some perfect upgrades. The new tires, clutch, and extra wheels are all great. I just wish there were more photos. The price seems alright.

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