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Old 07-16-2020, 08:21 AM   #1
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Old 07-16-2020, 08:32 AM   #2
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There’s something to be said about the simplicity of those older models... the era when dealers still ordered manuals for inventory, nav wasn’t a common option and iDrive wasn’t even a thing! The Z3 still had cheaper E36 era interior plastics vs. E39/E46 that had gotten better. Still looks ok from a distance in these pics though. Late-90’s era was a good time for BMW. Bringing back a lot of memories for me of my early dealership days when I was much younger, I remember when we used to have these in the showrooms.
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There’s something to be said about the simplicity of those older models... the era when dealers still ordered manuals for inventory, nav wasn’t a common option and iDrive wasn’t even a thing! The Z3 still had cheaper E36 era interior plastics vs. E39/E46 that had gotten better. Still looks ok from a distance in these pics though. Late-90’s era was a good time for BMW. Bringing back a lot of memories for me of my early dealership days when I was much younger, I remember when we used to have these in the showrooms.
We had the 2.5 in Topaz. Also a 2001. And you're right about the cheap plastics. But it was also a budget car. Ours was in the high $20s.
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We had the 2.5 in Topaz. Also a 2001. And you're right about the cheap plastics. But it was also a budget car. Ours was in the high $20s.

A lot of them are pretty plain inside, but if you spent the extra money you could dress it up a bit. They had some unique colors available and the extended leather included the dash/console areas.
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A lot of them are pretty plain inside, but if you spent the extra money you could dress it up a bit. They had some unique colors available and the extended leather included the dash/console areas.
Ours was pretty bare bones.
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Old 07-16-2020, 12:24 PM   #6
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Ex may be willing to sell you the one we had.

2000 M Roadster Dakar Yellow

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Turned Stage 4 Engine kit. CAI, High Flow Mass Air Meter, High Flow Injectors, Shrick Cams, Shorty Headers.

LeatherZ M color stitched shifter and ebrake boot. Center console with M stripes

Spare set of wheels

Goodyear F1 D3 tires.
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Old 07-16-2020, 01:19 PM   #7
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Ex may be willing to sell you the one we had.

2000 M Roadster Dakar Yellow

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SuperSprint Magnum
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Blitzsafe Aux in. Also 6 disc CD changer with Z mount

Turned Stage 4 Engine kit. CAI, High Flow Mass Air Meter, High Flow Injectors, Shrick Cams, Shorty Headers.

LeatherZ M color stitched shifter and ebrake boot. Center console with M stripes

Spare set of wheels

Goodyear F1 D3 tires.
That sounds amazing. All the fun and easy maintenance of the S52 without the headaches of the S54. Nice build!
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I think the s52 z3ms are seriously underloved. The easy 2 to 3x $$$ the s54 cars bring in comparison is silly.
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I think the s52 z3ms are seriously underloved. The easy 2 to 3x $$$ the s54 cars bring in comparison is silly.
I agree. My only reservation is I prefer the LCI body on the Z3.
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Old 07-28-2020, 02:13 PM   #10
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So, thanks for the praise.

Now though, who is going to buy it?????

Perfect timing to have a real convertible for the lovely fall weather.

BTW, with the Stage 4 engine kit, it should be pushing S54 HP.
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