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1998 BMW M3 Convertible - $14,000 (santa cruz)

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1998 bmw m3 convertible

condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 170600
paint color: white
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible

Just purchased a home and I have too many projects, so this beauty has to go. This M3 has been adult owned by myself (age 51) for a few years where I was restoring it for the family to enjoy. Serviced at the following BMW repair shop locations w/ all receipts still in hand:

* Carbahn (previously DINAN) in Mountain View for oil changes, spark plugs, alignment, and misc. restoration items - total of $2444.39
* Carbahn - Replaced cracked flex disk, starter, and repaired other misc items - total of $1934.47
* Catalpa Street Garage in SC - New belts, pulley and tensioner adjustments - $640
* Catalpa Street Garage in SC - Replaced alternator - $649.53
* Catalpa Street Garage in SC - New clutch, flywheel, bearings, etc. - $3765.74
* Catalpa Street Garage in SC - Replaced trunk solenoid, fixed horn, idler pulley, etc. - $1525
* Catalpa Street Garage in SC - Cooling system install - $1100

Upgrades:
* New Optima Redtop Battery w/ new cables and terminals
* New UUC short-shifter, bushings, boot, and new correct knob - $237
* New M3 interior floor mats
* New cooling system (Mishimoto alum. radiator, upgraded water pump w/ metal propeller, thermostat, ECS silicon hoses, auto elect. fan, etc.) - $1100
* New Depo Halo headlights and fog lights - $800 - professionally installed by Catalpa Street Garage
* Vader front seats - needs minor stitching repairs but mechanically, the seats work fine
* Single Din Kenwood w/ blue tooth, Arc Audio amp (600 watts), new mids/tweets, and new 10" Kicker Solobaric sub woofer - all installed professionally at LOTTS in SC
* Conv. elect. top was inoperable so we had it changed to a manual system
* BC coil overs, lowered approx 1.5”
* Continental Extreme tires w/ approx. 80% life remaining
* DINAN air intake with CARB legal Sticker attached

Issues:
* Passenger front seat doesn't fold up to let passengers in, they have to enter on the driver side
* No headliner
* The mechanical cable for the conv. top in the rear qtr. panel was sourced from a BMW 318 and needs to be set in the handle to look good. It works but it's an unfinished project.

I have over 15k in maintenance and upgrades to this M3 to get it mostly to it's stock/reliable condition. It was just gone through (March 2021) at the local BMW shop to check all mechanical and electrical w/ no issues.

These 90s M3s are known for going many miles more if you update the cooling system which we have done in Nov. 2020. I work at home and have a few cars to drive so this one has been driven mainly on the weekend around town. The car is very solid, drives smooth, brakes work well, and gets a ton of attention. Open to trades such as S2000AP2, Civic SI, or 67-72 Chevy Blazer/C10 of similar value.


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