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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:34 PM
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Exclamation Please Help Me Find My Dad's Car! - '00 M Roadster

Hello, My name is Shaw and Iím 17 years old. Iím trying to find a car my father owned when we lived in SC before he passed away when I was young. Itís one of those things Iíve always wanted to do once I could start driving Ė find his car. Itís been quite the process trying to even find what town itís in. All I know is that it is in Georgia as of 1/27/12 and registered with the DMV w/approximately 58k miles. I donít know if anyone can search a database or service records for all BMWís? The car in question is a 2000 BMW M Roadster. Just happens to be an amazing car on top of that fact it was my dadís. I donít know if there is any way you can help me but hopefully you can understand my situation and try all possible ways to find it. Iím not sure who this is even going to but if possible, you yourself or someone that can, please help me in any way to find my dadís car!

Thank you! Shaw.

VIN: WBSCK9340YLC93530
Model Year: 2000
Make: BMW
Model: M Roadster
Trim: Base
Body Type: CONVERTIBLE 2-DR
Manufacturer: BMW
Engine Type: 3.2L L6 DOHC 24V
Production: GERMANY

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:32 PM
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Why don't you join the ZSCCA; Z Series Car Club of America?

Somebody there may know of it by registery information (which may or may not be considered confidential).

These really are great cars, so the current owner may not be willing to give it up too easily...

Good luck, and I hope you find what you're looking for!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:46 PM
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I did as you suggested and joined the club. I also e-mailed the president of the ZSCCA and the Georgia area representative. Thanks for the advice! - Shaw
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:16 PM
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Freaked me out for a second there...mine is a Silver '00 and it spent most of its life in SC, VIN doesn't match up though. Search the M registry by the VIN, I was able to find out what the original owner's name was by it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:27 PM
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Could you send me the link you found? I can't find it! - Shaw
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:14 PM
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http://www.bmwmregistry.com/models.php?id=8

Hit control + F to open the find box and search for part of the VIN, I didn't see it there though.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:24 PM
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I was on here earlier today. Didn't realize this is what you were talking about. Thanks so much for your help though!! - Shaw
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:55 PM
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Is this her? VIN's seem to match. If so possibly there is a way to follow up through that facebook post at the bottom.

http://www.mroadsterbuyersguide.com/...?ListingID=563
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:24 AM
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I can not thank you guys enough. This is in fact THE car and we just attempted to make contact with the purchaser and current owner. Thank you again to everyone that helped. I will update you when I know more!

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:16 AM
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Good luck Shaw !!!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:24 PM
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:29 PM
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I hope so to! We got the owners contact info and have called him. Hopefully I will know if he's willing to sell it to me by tomorrow! Thank you all that helped in this process!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:34 PM
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I have to say, if the cars in your sig are yours that is a pretty impressive stable for a 17yr old. Are you in school?
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:38 PM
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The cars are all in my household and are accessible to me when either are free. The Jetta is mine, the LR4 is my mom's, and the ///M WAS my dad's - were trying to buy it as we speak.
I should be more clear - I will change it, Sorry!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:31 PM
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Is this her? VIN's seem to match. If so possibly there is a way to follow up through that facebook post at the bottom.

http://www.mroadsterbuyersguide.com/...?ListingID=563
Wow, good job!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:53 PM
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The cars are all in my household and are accessible to me when either are free. The Jetta is mine, the LR4 is my mom's, and the ///M WAS my dad's - were trying to buy it as we speak.
I should be more clear - I will change it, Sorry!
No problem- just curious. There are a few younger folks on the board with impressive rides.

I hope you are successful in purchasing your M. I wonder what the current owner will ask for it since he paid $15K earlier this year. I am interested to hear how it turns out!
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:47 PM
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A great thread. Continued good luck on this mission to repatriate your Dad's Zed into the family.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:35 AM
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Best of luck Shaw, I really hope you get it back and or work somthing out with the current owner. At least let him know that when he is ready to sell it to contact you first. Great work on finding the resources to locate the owner and their contact info. Keep up the hard work.

Best wishes
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:27 AM
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You guys (this forum) is freakin' amazing. In the course of 48 hours, you were able to locate the vehicle the OP was looking for. Good luck Shaw, we hope you seal the deal on the M.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:22 AM
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Fest community Rocks. Good luck Shaw.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:43 AM
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The car has been found and we have been in contact with the owner. As of Tuesday, it was ours for 20k. We bought it and it should be home (MA) in a couple of weeks!! We had no problem shelling out that money because the insurance company lists it as a collectable car. It's valued in the high 15's but it will only go up in value from there. There are only around 72 of it's kind (color combo and engine). Along with the fact it only has 58k miles on the clock and it's in pristine condition just adds to the value. We are so happy this forum helped up find my dad's car. It will be registered in the M-registry, ZSCCA and BMWCCA. We plan on keeping it for a very long time. Thank you again to anyone that helped in this process and who knows, maybe I'll get to meet one of you at a meet someday!

Here is how we found it and included are pictures of the condition it is in as it stands!!

http://www.mroadsterbuyersguide.com/...?ListingID=563
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:51 AM
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The car has been found and we have been in contact with the owner. As of Tuesday, it was ours for 20k. We bought it and it should be home (MA) in a couple of weeks!! We had no problem shelling out that money because the insurance company lists it as a collectable car. It's valued in the high 15's but it will only go up in value from there. There are only around 72 of it's kind (color combo and engine). Along with the fact it only has 58k miles on the clock and it's in pristine condition just adds to the value. We are so happy this forum helped up find my dad's car. It will be registered in the M-registry, ZSCCA and BMWCCA. We plan on keeping it for a very long time. Thank you again to anyone that helped in this process and who knows, maybe I'll get to meet one of you at a meet someday!

Here is how we found it and included are pictures of the condition it is in as it stands!!

http://www.mroadsterbuyersguide.com/...?ListingID=563
Wow what a great deal for the seller. He paid $15K 9 mths ago and sold it for $20K(33% profit). He will probably be on the lookout for more M Roadsters! I am glad you are satisfied. Too bad you didn't look earlier this year...

BTW you say 58K miles which was what it had when sold in Jan of this year. Has it just been sitting in a garage since then? No additional miles?

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:54 AM
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Yes. Maybe low 60's if that...
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Awesome story! Congrats!

You should write this up and send it to the Roundel for publication. The editor, Satch Carlson, has an affinity for M Roadsters (he has one, although it is the Z4 variation).

This story also belongs on the Bimmerfest home page.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:50 AM
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That is a great idea! Any idea how I can contact the boss? I would love to share my story... I'm at school so it would take some time but I think that is a great idea!
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