The E36/7 generation of BMW Z3 roadster might have had a passing resemblance to a Mazda Miata, but don’t assume it is a hairdresser’s car because the M version is nuts. Today’s Z3 is an M Roadster with the earlier S52 inline-6 that might only makes 240 horsepower in US spec, but these are not […]
This next car comes as a tip from Rock On who writes; For this price, who cares about the rebuilt title? Buy it, beat on it, fix it, repeat. I couldn’t agree more, because I’ve owned multiple salvage title BMW M badged cars (three now that I think about it…) and never regretted the experience. I think that the combination of sky-high OE repair costs and sky-high speeds lead to drivers over estimating their capabilities and the size of the road and then you can buy one (fixed up!) for 1/2 the going price of a clean title example. Nobody on the road knows its been salvaged and the only difficulty you’ve find is that scares off some potential buyers when you go to sell it. All things considered, if fixed properly, this M Roadster will give you 100% of the enjoyment of any other M Roadster for 50% of the price. Find this 1999 BMW M Roadster offered for $8,500 in Covington, LA via craigslist.
A conversation in the not too distant future: “Hey, remember when inline-6 powered BMW M-cars were really cheap?” “Yeah, I should have filled a barn with them back in the late 20-teens…” “And when that first one sold on BaT for more than $100k, I thought…whoa, this must be an anomaly or a bubble” “I […]
The E36/7 generation BMW M Roadster was the first time BMW used their vaunted M badging on a 2-door roadster. It combined the best attributes of the E30 M3 and E36 M3 sports cars with fun in the sun attitude, and today they couldn’t be cheaper. Find this 1998 BMW M Roadster offered for $5,750 […]