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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: $439.00
Sale Price: $419.00

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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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 speed and quality! August 25, 2021
Reviewer: FR from Finland  
ordered my top and it came overaeas shipped within a week. ridiculously fast. the quality of it is at least, if not better than my original top. Price was better than more local shops. overall highly recommended. the only improvement suggestion is the installation manual. pictures were clear but , for example a tools requirement list and a few more details would have been better.

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5 of 5 Top July 26, 2021
Reviewer: Joyce Reynolds from Princeton, IN United States  
The top fit like a glove.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Nice top! July 1, 2021
Reviewer: Chris from Chelmsford, MA United States  
I've been stretching the life of my old top for years and the window finally broke.  After installing this top my car looks new again.  I got caught in a heavy down pour and there were no leaks!  Fit is perfect and smooth.

Installation was a little involved since I was not familiar.  Instructions were ok, but there were gaps where I wasn't sure what to do.  I found an online video that helped.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Top fit, no problems 😎 May 11, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Galt, CA United States  
Received in a timely manner. Install went well without a hitch. The top looks great. Would highly recommend.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Better March 4, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Stuart, FL United States  
Second replacement top for this car. Definitely better quality product than first time with your competitor.

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