The E36 M3 powertrain stuffed into the svelte lines of BMW’s sexy Z3 roadster using the E30 M3 front suspension in a good ole American manufacturing facility in South Carolina – it didn’t get much better than this at the Bavarian Motor Works during the turn of the century!
In typical BMW fashion, the company launched a high performance “M” version of its popular Z3 Roadster in 1998. In addition to adding the 3.2L 240 hp S52 straight six engine connected to a five-speed ZF manual, flared rear fenders housing massive 245/40R17 tires and a quad exhaust design were the most notable visual cues between the base Z3 and the M version.
M Roadsters featured upgraded interiors over the standard Z3 which included M-badging, additional gauges, and two-tone leather available in M-Specific colors. Luckily U.S. market cars from 1999 on feature ASC traction and stability control to handle all of the available horsepower.
The 1999 Estoril Blue over Blue/Black leather appears to be in what the seller conservatively describes as “good condition” that belies the 119K miles it’s traveled. The seller has this example well detailed both inside and out and the engine is clean enough to use as a dinner table. The seller states that everything works on this completely stock example and it features a brand new convertible top.
The only thing we can see that needs immediate attention is the wheels which with a proper refinish will make this example a stunning hit at any Cars and Coffee.
The seller currently has his car listed for a firm $10,900 just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Craigslist. Based on the NADA Guide, that price falls between the average and high retail values.
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