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BMW Z3, 1996-2002, Convertible Top, Stayfast, Plastic Window, Black
1996-2002 BMW Z3 (E37) Convertible Tops


Material: Haartz Stayfast
Window: Plastic Window
Color: Black

Price: $295.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Item ID: 10-04-E37-007

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BMW Z3 Convertible Top

Fits the 1996-2002 Z3 and M Roadster


This is not the original material for the BMW Z3 and M Roadster, but it is a good alternative and widely used on American and Japanese convertibles. Like the original, it is a three-ply composite and a premium quality product. The key differences are that the exterior is a square weave instead of a twill weave and the inside is a plain cotton lining instead of the dobby (criss-cross) lining.

BMW Convertible Top Window


Includes a new plastic window with a very slight tint similar to the original. The window is sewn into the convertible top for strength and durability. Finish trim piping is included around the outer frame of the window as shown in the above image.


Manufactured using first quality American Stayfast cloth/canvas with a plain inner lining. The canvas topping is a three-ply composite made of a square weave outer fabric, a rubber inner layer and a cotton lining fabric. Want to learn more? Click here to go to the BMW supplier's site, Haartz, to learn more about the material used in this convertible top.


BMW Z3 Relief Pocket

This convertible top incorporates the 1998 BMW technical redesign to address some deficiencies in earlier models. The three improvements include:

(1) adding relief pockets in the quarter panels,
(2) adding a stiffener inside above the window, and
(3) adding elastic straps above window to support the tension straps.

These improvements fit all model years of the Z3 and M Roadster.

  • First Quality Haartz Stayfast Cloth/Canvas with a plain cotton inner lining
  • Precision cutting with automated computer guided equipment
  • The entire top is cut from the same bolt of cloth for consistent color & pattern
  • Stitched with matching colors using the finest bonded polyester threads
  • DOT approved heavy .040 gauge sewn-in, tinted plastic window
  • Factory-style rain guard sewn-in along length of convertible top to direct water flow
  • Factory-style sewn-in plastic retainers pre-drilled for easy, accurate mounting
  • Deck seams are heat-sealed using specialized tape to eliminate heat-seal press marks on exterior
  • Windows are double stitched and include finish trim piping on the outside
  • Front corners are reinforced with moisture resistance PVC for added durability
Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Big thank you May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Sylvie from Canada  
I really do enjoy my purchase, everything went perfectly, the order was fast and I change my top with a friend, with your book well done it was easy....And guess what I'm a women, so good luck guys, if I can do it, so do you...

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replacement top May 16, 2016
Reviewer: John Miller from Perry, NY United States  
Beautiful top. My installer said it fit like a glove!

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
feedback for convertible top purchased May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Roger from Freeland, MI United States  
I was very satisfied with my new top.  The upholstery company I had install the top stated it was very well put together.  He did say that he had to unsew a small portion and resew to eliminate a small crease.  He stated this was normal on alomost all new tops installed.  I had no issues with Auto Tops Direct.  I had a question and had no problem getting through to them and they answered my questions immediately.  I would do business with them again with no concerns at this point.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
nice top May 16, 2016
Reviewer: ken simonsen from luxemburg, WI United States  
found to be a cheep price and good quality.. went on in 8 hours by my self.. happy and looks great.

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BMW top May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Kyle Caswell from Madison, IN United States  
Great fit and quality, yes the price was great too

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