Gorgeous and rare M Coupe. This car has been beautifully maintained with the previous owner being a mechanic. 82k miles, buttery smooth power delivery and transmission. Strikingly good looks, gets a lot of attention from enthusiasts, heated seats for motoring around Half Moon Bay in the fog. Beautiful little car.
*UPDATE* This car had a full prepurchase inspection done recently and the only real issue discovered was a slight leak from the oil pan gasket. There's no oil on the ground under the car, but it should be fixed at some point to keep the car in tip-top shape and so I'm dropping $500 off the price in recognition that the new owner will want to address that.
All the usual Z3MC bugaboos have been fixed already, including seat tilt mod, saggy glovebox mod, saggy headliner replaced with Alcantara, etc. You would be very, very hard-pressed to find a better sorted M Coupe and the car definitely doesn't look or feel like a nearly 20 year old car.
Mechanical Bits: Strong OEM+ refresh with new inner/outer tie rods, control arms, solid control arm bushings, brake rotors, brake sensors, polyurethane rear subframe bushings and trailing arm bushings, water pump, thermostat and housing, hoses, SPAL fan with electric conversion wired to OEM relays so it functions like like stock, all fluids refreshed (AMSoil gear oil in gear box and rear diff), new guibo, engine mounts, transmission mounts, fresh alignment, etc. Fully rebuilt Vanos with upgraded seals and new bearing (Besian kit). Custom axle-back exhaust making this a gurgly, racy delight. ECIS intake (CARB legal). Has the Jim Conforti Shark Injector tune (easily removed, if needed; actual Shark Injector device included). CA Tuned brand coilovers with 36-way adjustable dampening; has camber/caster adjusters installed in the subframe. Hawk HPS 5.0 brake pads. (Extra set of near-new OEM brake pads included; the Hawks have amazing grip but do squeal a bit due to their harder compound.) Wider, grippy Ventus RS4 tires all around. Subframe has been inspected.
Interior/Exterior bits: Seat tilt mod on driver's side. Alcantara headliner plus front and rear pillars. Polk audio speakers and tweeters. Sony head unit matches gauge cluster color, supports bluetooth for music input and phone (wired with mic), has USB port. LED headlights. Magnetic stone guards on side haunches. Original Roadstar wheels with 15mm spaces in the rear and 12mm up front. Tires are Ventus RS4s, approx 3k miles on them (an amazingly predictable, wonderful tire to drive at its limits). New ZHP weighted shift knob. LeatherZ arm rest installed. Still has the factory 'dog net.'
Known Issues: Just two. The side bolster on the driver's side seat has wear; could cover with a patch, but I left it alone to remind myself to get that panel recovered. At the same time, I'd replace the seat bushings ($13 or so, but a hassle to get down to them -- a no-brainer if removing the seats for any other reason). The car does have a salvage title from a front-end collision but everything has been professionally repaired with both frame (straightness) and subframe repeatedly inspected since, etc.
Currently registered, smogged, etc. Asking 19k and looking for the right offer in that neighborhood. This car is pretty amazing; not dissimilar to an old 911 in both its rarity and its playful handling characteristics. Come drive it and you'll be surprised by what a driver's delight it is. These are also appreciating in value, which is an incredibly rare thing to be able to say about a car. Buy it, enjoy it, treat it well, and maybe sell it for the same or more than you bought it for in a couple of years. Good luck!