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Old 04-21-2015, 11:43 PM   #1
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Cool FS: 1998 BMW 318ti Active California Roof 5-speed


I spent months looking for this California Roof 318ti, and my family and I enjoy it immensely, but I have decided to sell this delightful BMW to pursue other interests. The car was lightly restored by the previous owner, a 318ti aficionado on 318ti.org, for his daily use. The details of the parts he and I replaced and the work performed are documented below and in the photos at this link: 1998 BMW 318ti Active California Roof for Sale


I have owned the car for a year and only put 1800 trouble-free miles on her during weekend jaunts with my family. She is always garaged, has only seen rain once in the last year, and is kept clean. The car has never been smoked in. The body is straight and rust free, the interior plastics are in good shape, and the new headliner looks great! A/C and heat work at all fan speeds. The engine runs like a sewing machine and fires up without hesitation every time. The Eisenmann muffler sounds GREAT – a refined, deep sound without drone. The car is so easy to drive: the controls are light and direct, the clutch is smooth, and E36 driving position really connects you to the car. The only mechanical issue is the common-to-BMW slow leak of the power steering line.


• VIN: WBACG7326WKC31206
• 153,3XX miles (21K commuting in 2013 by PO; only 1,800 miles in 2014)
• Excellent maintenance performed by me and previous owner (318ti aficionado)
• Only saw rain once in 2014
• California roof works with no hesitation/and seals great (see video of smooth operation at link)
• Exterior and interior 9/10
• Great commuter car: 28-30mpg highway
• Eisenmann Muffler (Sport) specifically for 318ti imported from Germany 5-18-14 – great sound / no drone!
• New Rokkor Racing coilovers less than 7000 miles on them (comfortable ride, controlled ride)
• Sub-2000 mile BFG KD 245/40/17 tires on a square set of DS1s from an E36 M3 (17x17.5” ET 41)
• OR
• 225/50/16 tires on a square set of one-piece style 5s from an E38 7series (16x8” ET 23) (-$250)
• Complete front end freshly painted due to sun fade / pealing of the clear coat (see photos of “before”)
• All-weather OEM front mats / black OEM floor rear mats


1998 318ti – 153,3XX miles COST (new) COST (used) DATE
New spark plugs / belts / charged A/C 89.00 4/23/2014
Eisenmann Muffler (Sport) for 318ti (purchased from Germany 5-18-14) 335.00 6/14/2014
OEM Motor mounts 4/23/2014
Sachs clutch kit 200.00 4/23/2014
Clutch Pedal Stop 10.00 5/5/2014
Rokkor Coilovers (6,000 miles) 450.00 4/23/2014
Style 5 (7-series) 16x8 w/ 225/50/16 tires 500.00 4/23/2014
X-Brace & hardware 75.00 40.00 5/24/2014
Ireland Engineering 22mm Solid Rear Sway Bar and endlinks 130.00 6/27/2014
Ireland Engineering Rear Toe and Camber links 40.00 6/27/2014
DS1 Square set (17x7.5") with BFG KD 245-40-17 (only 2k miles) 650.00 7/19/2014
OEM rotors and pads - Front 124.00 4/23/2014
ABS Sensor - Rear 15.00 4/23/2014
All windows tinted except windshield 175.00 4/23/2014
Euro E36 3-spoke steering wheel 200.00 4/23/2014
Headliner - black suede 200.00 4/23/2014
Kenwood radio 125.00 4/23/2014
Sun Shade - Custom Fit 34.00 5/16/2014
Carbon fiber mirror, door pillars, and rear hatch cover 75.00 4/23/2014
DDM Depo Headlights 250.00 4/23/2014
OEM M3 Front & ti Rear bumpers 500.00 4/23/2014
Fresh Hellrot respray - front end 1,000.00 4/23/2014
TOTALS 3,734.97 2,225.00 $6,009.97

Video of smooth roof operation:

Audio of exhaust note:

The car is shown with two sets of wheels and tires: the 16x8 E38 Style 5 and the 17x7.5 Style 22 DS1. The asking price includes the Style 22, which are nearly new. The tires for the Style 22 were mounted and high-speed balanced at Gran Turismo East in Atlanta.

Asking Price with E36 Style 22: $4900
Asking Price with E38 Style 5: $4750

I have the clean title in hand and some fun, local roads for serious buyers to explore. So contact me via email (type numerals) cbryantFIVEONEFOUR @ gmail dot com and I will send you my cell number so we can talk / text. I live very close to I-20, exit 98 east of Atlanta, GA, so I am easy to find. I have also purchased and sold several cars long-distance, so I will be happy to work with your travel schedule and shipping company.

I also have the following brake upgrade for sale separately for $500. These brand new E46 parts were to be paired with the upgraded wheels and tires for mountain runs and autocross, but my educational goals put a stop to those shenanigans.

330i Front / 325i Rear Rotors- ATE (Pair) 280.00
330i Front / 325i Rear Pads - EBC Yellow 176.00
330i Front Calipers (Centric Semi-Loaded) 220.00
EBC Front / URO Rear brake pad sensors 26.50
ATE Blue Racing Brake Fluid 40.47
TOTAL 743.24

Last edited by cbryant514; 04-24-2015 at 06:26 AM. Reason: SOLD!
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:40 PM   #2
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Very nice Sir! GLWTS

1998 318ti Sport - "Cali" Schwartz II/Schwartz sport interior, Cali top
1998 318ti Sport - "Max" Schwartz II/Schwartz sport interior, S52
1997 318ti Sport - "Tiny" Schwartz II/Schwartz sport interior
1995 318ti Active - "Blanca" Alpineweib III/Schwartz leather interior

Other Current Bimmers: 2006 530i / 2000 2.3L Z3 / 1997 1.9L Z3 / 1999 540it

1997 318ti Sport - "Huera" - RIP
1995 318ti Active - RIP
1995 318ti Sport - "Tiny" Sold
1994 325i Sedan - "Jade" - Sold
1991 318ic - "Bert" - Sold
1985 635csi sold
1984 533i "Max" Sold
1984 318i sold

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Old 04-23-2015, 10:40 PM   #3
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Awesome car! GLWS.

Is it just me or does your roof move REALLY fast? Maybe mine is just slow. I want your wind deflector...
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Originally Posted by FunElan View Post
Awesome car! GLWS.

Is it just me or does your roof move REALLY fast? Maybe mine is just slow. I want your wind deflector...
For the bargain price of $4,900, you may have the fast roof and wind deflector!

Originally Posted by BlackBMWs View Post
Very nice Sir! GLWTS
Thank you, sir!
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Yep. Sold... and I am very happy with it. Thanks Chris.
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