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SOLD on or around July 18, 2019

135,000 miles

Sale Price Unknown
1999 BMW M Coupe in Arctic Silver Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Arctic Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Engine S52
  • Other Attributes Subframe Reinforcement

Seller Description

This 1999 BMW M Coupe is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over a black leather interior and powered by a 3.2-liter straight-six paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The seller acquired the car seven years ago and has added approximately 28k of its 135k indicated miles as well as repairing the rear subframe, replacing suspension bushings, and fitting new brakes. Modifications reportedly include a Dinan suspension setup, mufflers, and ECU tune. This M Coupe is offered with removed factory parts, partial service records, a spreadsheet of repairs and maintenance, a Carfax report, and a clean Washington State title in the seller’s name.

The body is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic. The Carfax report shows accidents and left-side damage in 2002, 2006, and 2012, and the front and rear bumper covers have been repaired and repainted according to the seller. Photos in the gallery show these areas prior to repair, as well as other blemishes including damage on the front of the hood.

Factory staggered-width Roadstar 17″ wheels are mounted with Hankook tires, which are described as worn and in need of replacement. Scuffs are visible on all four wheels.

The interior features heated sport seats trimmed in black leather, and the seller states they have been swapped from left to right to facilitate even wear. A removable seat tilt modification has also been installed. A smaller rearview mirror replaces the factory unit, which is included in the sale.

Amenities include a sunroof, air conditioning, and a Harman-Kardon sound system. The digital odometer reportedly shows 135k miles. The seller states cracks in the console lid have been repaired and the dimmer switch has been bypassed, though an unmodified spare is included in the sale. The airbag warning light is illuminated, reportedly due to a failed driver’s seat belt switch. The clock, oil temperature, and voltage gauges operate intermittently.

The 3.2-liter S52 inline-six reportedly features Dinan ECU programming, and the seller replaced an intake boot and an idle air hose in December 2018. Dinan mufflers have been added and the removed items are included in the sale. Shifting is through a 5-speed manual transmission, and reverse gear is said to be difficult to engage when the car is cold.

The suspension has reportedly been modified with Dinan “Stage 2” suspension kit featuring Koni dampers, uprated springs, stiffer sway bars, and reinforced sway bar mounts. A Randy Forbes subframe reinforcement kit has been installed, with photos in the gallery showing the condition of the body welds before the repair was completed. The brake pads and rotors were replaced at all four corners and a brake fluid flush was performed in 2018.

Service records from current ownership are provided along with a spreadsheet of maintenance and repairs from new. The bushings in the upper shock mounts, lower control arms, rear subframe, trailing arms, and sway bar were replaced in 2017. Uninstalled rear sway bar endlinks are included in the sale.

The Carfax report shows registration in New York and Washington State along with the aforementioned accidents and left-side damage, the latter of which the seller states is due to the replacement and reinforcement of the rear trailing arms. The car reportedly passed a Washington emissions test in March 2018.


Seattle, WA

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Posted: 7/18/2019 3:30:18 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to Jamie. Congrats!

Posted: 7/17/2019 8:39:09 AM by Jon Martin

Auction had previously ended at $13,000 without meeting reserve. It's just been relisted on Craigslist at just $13,850. Pretty amazing deal with subframe reinforcement and a clean title!

Posted: 3/27/2019 8:22:49 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $4,000

Posted: 3/26/2019 10:31:33 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $2,600

Posted: 3/25/2019 9:39:55 PM by Jon Martin

It's been a long time since we last saw this coupe. It's picked up a Randy Forbes subframe reinforcement in tha ttime and lots of other recent maintenance. Bidding is only at $2500 so far.

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