The E36/7 BMW M Roadster was first introduced in 1997 as the high-performance version of the Z3 Roadster equipped with a 3.2L S52 inline-six and a 5-speed manual transmission along with a limited-slip differential, widened bodywork, a model-specific aerodynamic kit, an M-tuned sport suspension, and larger brakes from the E36 M3. This 1999 example was ordered in Estoril Blue over a matching Estoril Blue/Black Nappa leather interior and is accompanied by a paint-matched hardtop. Modifications include a Never Done Garage front splitter and rear lower diffuser, Recaro Pole Position fixed bucket racing seats, a Sparco steering wheel, Never Done Garage door cards with blue fabric pull straps, a custom 4-point roll cage with a harness bar, a Clutchmasters single mass competition clutch, a custom GMG center pipe, high-flow catalytic converters, a Cosmos Racing cold air intake, Status Gruppe SGT-SRS adjustable coilovers, a reinforced rear subframe, a Racing Dynamics front strut brace, and more. Showing just over 53k miles on the odometer, this 1999 BMW M Roadster is now being offered at auction by its seller out of California.
The exterior is finished in Estoril Blue (335) with a paint-matched hardtop and a blue convertible soft top with new plastic windows. The headlights have been refreshed and clear Euro-style front bumper lights have been fitted in addition to Never Done Garage front spitters and a rear lower diffuser. The factory 17” BMW Style 40 “Roadstar” wheels are dressed in Bridgestone Potenza RE760 performance tires showing date codes from 2015. The seller notes the front and rear bumpers have been refinished under previous ownership, and there is a small paint crease on the lower front bumper as well as a blemish on the passenger side of the rear bumper. The seller also notes the BMW roundels, lower mesh grille, the antenna, door handle seals, and gas cap have all been replaced with OEM parts. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The interior is upholstered in Estoril Blue/Black Nappa leather with painted accents on the console and center stack. The original seats have been replaced with black velour Recaro Pole Position fixed bucket racing seats, which are installed with Motion Motorsport seat brackets and Crow 4-point racing harnesses. Additional modifications consist of a custom 4-point roll cage and X-brace with a harness bar, a Sparco steering wheel, Never Done Garage door panels with blue fabric pull straps, an M aluminum shift knob, a UUC clutch stop, and an OEM radio delete panel. The original steering wheel, door panels, roll hoops, and radio are said to accompany the sale. Driver’s amenities include air conditioning, cruise control, power accessories, and a premium Harmon Kardon sound system. The seller notes the power top function has been reversibly disconnected, and the airbag warning light is currently triggered by the aftermarket Sparco steering wheel.
The M Roadster is powered by a 3.2L S52 inline-six derived from the E36 M3, factory rated at 240 HP and 236 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by a ZF 5-speed manual transmission and mechanical limited-slip differential, allowing acceleration from 0-60 MPH in approximately 5 seconds. This Z3 received a Clutchmasters single mass clutch and lightened flywheel, a short-throw shifter, a custom GMG racing center pipe with high flow catalytic converters, new exhaust hangers and seals, a Cosmos Racing cold air intake, a Mishimoto oversized aluminum radiator, Status Gruppe SGT-SRS fully adjustable coilovers, and a Racing Dynamics front strut brace. Since 48k miles, the water pump, belt, tensioner, thermostat, and radiator hoses have been replaced along with new spark plugs, coil packs, a camshaft position sensor, transmission mounts, guibo, and VANOS system service. The front brake pads and rotors have been recently changed, the subframe has been reinforced, and the lower chassis X-brace has been powder coated. A service was also just completed at BMW Fresno including new oil, filters, and a brake fluid flush.
This sale will include a clean title, owner’s manuals, a battery charging system, and some original parts.
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