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BMW Convertible Top 1996-2002 Z3 TwillFast Canvas Black
BMW Convertible Top 1996-2002 Z3 TwillFast Canvas, Black


Material: Original Haartz Twillfast II cloth
Window: Plastic Window
Color: Black

Price: $359.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Item ID: 10-04-E37-005

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1996-2002 BMW Z3 Replacement Convertible Top

1996-2002 BMW Z3 and M Roadster convertible tops are manufactured in the USA using the original patterns and specifications to the original vehicle. Our BMW Twillfast II (Sonnendeck) canvas is from The Haartz Corporation. This was the original material used on the Z3 and M Roadster. It is a premium quality topping with 100% dobby weave lining fabric.


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 Twillfast II cloth/canvas with a dobby (crisscross) inner lining. The canvas topping is a three-ply composite made of a twill weave outer fabric, a rubber inner layer and a polyester/cotton lining fabric. The material is the same as the original BMW top and since the topping material was manufactured in the same factory that made it for BMW, you can be sure the color, texture, look and feel will match.


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 Twillfast II Cloth/Canvas with a dobby weave 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

Comes ready to install out of the box. No sewing required.

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5 of 5 1997 BMW Z3 TOP September 10, 2020
Reviewer: David yusko from Gilbertsville, PA United States  
I was an amateur doing this...took me 6 hours but it looks great on the car.

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4 of 5 September 11, 2019
Reviewer: Francisco Jusino from Aguadilla, PUERTO RICO Puerto Rico  
The order was sent to Grubbs 115 when the address I gave you was Grubbs105. Luckily the person in 115 kwows me and he directed the UPS carrier to my house.No problem with me but that shouldn't happen.

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5 of 5 BWM Z3 top August 15, 2019
Reviewer: J Flaherty from Homestead, FL United States  
The product and service were top notch.  Truly could not ask for more.  The added access to the installation guide was a nice bonus.  The top fit perfectly, and is every bit a perfect representation of the original.  Money well spent here.

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5 of 5 Z3 Replacement Top July 17, 2019
Reviewer: Ken Weihe from Divide, CO United States  
Top arrived on time and in excellet condition.  Quality looks great.  Thanks

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5 of 5 1996 BMW Z3 top July 11, 2019
Reviewer: RL from ME United States  
Perfect fit, this was a DIY project with no previous experience. the step by step instructions were very helpful.

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