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BMW Convertible Top 1996-2002 Z3 Stayfast Canvas Black
Convertible top for the BMW Z3 1996-2002 in Black Stayfast


Material: Haartz Stayfast
Window: Plastic Window
Color: Black

Price: $589.00

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
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5 of 5 July 17, 2019
Reviewer: Ruben Romero from Phoenix, AZ United States  

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5 of 5 great experience September 6, 2017
Reviewer: David P. from Chesapeake, VA United States  
Clear catalog descriptions, easy to order, timely delivery of product, good quality product

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5 of 5 BMW Z3, 1996-2002, Convertible Top, Stayfast, Plas August 28, 2017
Reviewer: Brett Platt from Emporia, KS United States  
The top looks awesome. We installed it ourselves with your downloadable instructions. It went pretty well. It fits a little tight but I think it will loosen up some with time.  I got the relief pockets and rain guards and I am glad I did. All my questions were answered when I contacted you via emails. I would gladly recommend your company.

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5 of 5 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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5 of 5 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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