I recently purchased a 95M from the original owner, with hardtop. Two weeks later our house HVAC went out, to the tune of $2k in repairs.
As much as I hate to separate the top from the car, something's got to give.
The car was garaged its whole life. Previous owner said the car came from the dealer with the top, but if you look very closely around the trim, you can see traces of red - very likely a dealer repaint (over-the-counter hardtops sold new by dealers were red).
Has factory defrost and headliner - weatherstripping and trim are in very good condition. No chipping in any of the usual places along the front lip or bottom rear. There is one small chip by the driver's window and a few paint bubbles along the rear, as shown in the pictures.
OEM Merlot hard tops are hard to come by, so don't wait til fall when everyone else is looking too!