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2001 BMW M

Roadster
Amelia Island 2020 - Gooding & Co.
Friday, 6 March - Saturday, 7 March 2020
$36,960
Sale Price
74
Lot Number
#2-
Original
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis No. WBSCL934X1LJ80104. Laguna Seca Blue over gray and black leather. 3246-cc, 315-hp S54 L-6. 5-speed manual. Pilot Super Sport tires, factory CD stereo. Books, window sticker, hardtop, and boot cover

Evaluation: Original | Represented as a two-owner car with 29,000 miles.
Numerous but light chips on the nose and hood. Light scratching on the boot cover. Original paint is otherwise sound. Negligible wrinkling on the seats and otherwise excellent interior. There are small niggles, but it’s a lovely car in the best color, reportedly one of just 78 so finished.

Bottom Line: Though both the Z3-based M Roadster and M Coupe are rare, quick, and desirable little cars, the “clown shoe” M Coupe has gotten the
lion’s share of attention from collectors and enthusiasts. It’s not unheard of for a coupe to demand twice as much as a roadster. However, we at Hagerty are on the record as predicting that gap will shrink. This result suggests our hunch is proving correct. The colors,
options, and clean presentation brought a top-of-the-market result here. (That said, a cleaner 7000-mile M Coupe sold earlier in the day brought $58,240).

by Hagerty Editor
1 February 2020
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  • Dave Rochon says:

    What is the current value for a 2001 Z3 Roadster Florida car excellent condition 94,000 miles with new brakes new valve cover gasket new oil pan gasket new power steering pump new interior seat guides In the interior exterior engine compartment and trunk all look brand new

  • Tom Barton says:

    What is the value for a 1999 BMW Z3 Coupe (non-M) with 155,000 miles and well kept, 3 previous owners?

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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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