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TheUSC_2001 12-09-2012 01:01 PM

Looking for a hardtop
Anyone have one for sale or links to one? 1999 Z3 M

eken 12-09-2012 04:05 PM

Hard Top
I have one for sale with mounting hardware and lift.

PM or email me.


morrieschoice 12-14-2012 06:54 PM

Ed, are you selling your blue hardtop?? Just curious why??

Jason Ball 01-01-2013 05:30 PM

Hard Top for Sale?
Am looking for a silver hdtp for a silver '01 Z3. Will pay up to $800. (Please be sensible with quotes. For $900.U.S. they're available from Europe including shipping.)

Z3Droptop 01-02-2013 09:18 AM

I haven't had the chance to check one out. What material are they made from and what is the added weight?

cynth 01-22-2013 07:52 AM

Local to NJ

Local to Los Angeles

Jason Ball 01-22-2013 06:30 PM

MBZ prices for used BMW parts
If I wanted to pay Mercedes prices for used BMW parts I would've bought a MBZ :mad: Christ! $1850. and $1500 firm, for 12 year old tops with sagging headliners and deep scratches,
Don't people understand these are not luxury cars in any sense of the word in Germany? Nor for that matter, anywhere else in the world except here in the status conscious US. It is a quality built car as much as any other. No more or less! It is not a MBZ nor Lexus. And it's not a prizy car, either. It's meant to be driven! If you dont believe see what they drive in Hamburg for taxi's.

Jason Ball 01-22-2013 06:51 PM

It's sad, too, because even with intl shipping I can get one(in silver), from the continent for less than $900.US! I expected at least a little bit cheaper here. My mistake. The same reason I sold a rare 1 of 9 built, 70 hemi Charger RTSE to the europeans than anyone here because all they wanted it for was to steal it for next to nothing and sell it for twice as much as what I did. I.m all for making $$$, but unbridled greed is why this country's going down the ****ter. And also, it's why all the rare quality collectible cars are disappearing overseas. Probably all the blame is on the mef=dia like America Pickers and Storage Wars?!

vintage42 01-22-2013 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by Jason Ball (Post 7331032)
If I wanted to pay Mercedes prices for used BMW parts I would've bought a MBZ :mad: Christ! $1850. and $1500 firm, for 12 year old tops with sagging headliners and deep scratches...

It's supply and demand. If I wanted a top, I would pay that.
When I was in the market for a Z3 last fall, I looked at one at a used car dealer with a hard top on a dolly. At the time, I considered the hard top of no value, an encumbrance to be stored on an expensive hoist if it was to be used at all.
So to me a hard top is worthless. But then in 2003, after a long search, I paid that much for a 40-year old fairing shipped from Canada for my vintage BMW motorcycle to allow cold weather riding.

Jason Ball 01-22-2013 07:29 PM

Original Post by Jason Ball
The key word is 'vintage'! My Z3 is NOT vintage. It's a 12 year old used car. It's meant to be raced - driven till the wheels fall off, modified, lightened - have fun with. It's an affordable cheap sports car. At best for old men to piddle with over the weekend like MG's in the 50's(and look at those same MGTD prices today). Z3's will never be worth 'vintage' in any sense of the word simply because they built tons of them. After ten years they're ralley racers, or for those struggling kids in college in need of a reliable car and at the same time with the hope of getting laid in. And no matter what "supply and demand" holds appeal, the fact remains for hard tops as well as the car, that no one wants. They weren't popular new just as they are now. They are practical in cold weather, but also the same for Ralleys Nobody wants them for anyother reason. They are impractical as well as inconvenient Sorry, I spend much of the year overseas and by the prices I quoted in my original post(with shipping), I point out what "supply and demand" really is!

Jason Ball 01-22-2013 07:46 PM

Check scrapers around the E.U.. $300.-400.U.S. equiv. with approx. $500. shipping

carprep 01-22-2013 08:34 PM

morrieschoice 02-03-2013 01:18 PM

I guess it is...."different strokes for different folks"

Jason Ball 02-03-2013 03:00 PM

If all you grow up with are Fords all yuou hope for as an adult is a lincoln - no matter what shape or color it may come in. Of course thats why Ford produced the Mercury.

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