Just seeking to understand what is required, the process and associated costs.
Nothing necessarily wrong with an automatic top. I had previously owned a Cadillac Allante which had a manually operated top which was very easy to operate and never resulted in any problems.
All2kool your statement of inability to convert is not congruent with the Bimmerforums.com. I'm not taking a position on correctness of either party at this juncture, just seeking to understand. Would you explain specifically why the conversion cannot be implemented.