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SOLD on or around May 13, 2023

24,780 miles

Asking Price: $44,500
2000 BMW M Coupe in Imola Red 2 over Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Imola Red 2
  • Interior Color Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Engine S52
  • Other Attributes Sunroof-Delete

Seller Description

Doug's Take

I've always loved the BMW Z3 M Coupe, as it's incredibly quirky and surprisingly practical – and it's no secret that these have become extremely sought after by enthusiasts. This particular example touts a rare and desirable Imola Red exterior over a striking Imola Red and black interior color combination. It also features some tasteful modifications that help enhance its performance – including a Supersprint exhaust system, a Ground Control coilover kit, and a Stewart water pump. Plus, this Z3 M Coupe comes with a Carfax report showing mostly warm-climate Western ownership since new, which is a great benefit that adds to the appeal.


THIS... is a 2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe, finished in Imola Red with an Imola Red interior.

  • This Z3 M features a 5-speed manual transmission.
  • The attached Carfax history report shows no mileage discrepancies in this Z3 M’s past; it also shows that this Z3 M has been mostly Western-owned since new.
  • According to the build sheet provided in the gallery, factory equipment includes 17-inch Style 40 wheels, a limited-slip differential, Nappa leather upholstery, air conditioning, and a Harman/Kardon sound system.
  • The full list of modifications reported by the selling dealer is detailed below. Highlights include a Supersprint exhaust system, a Ground Control coilover kit, Powerflex polyurethane bushings, a Stewart water pump, a Koyo radiator, and an Alpine head unit.
  • The E36/8 or "Clownshoe" M Coupe has become sought-after by enthusiasts for its unconventional aesthetic and engaging driving experience. Built as a hybrid of the E30 and E36 chassis, the M Coupe combines hatchback practicality, a capable engine, and a competent chassis in one, analog package.
  • Power comes from an S52 3.2-liter inline-6 engine, rated at 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. Output is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.


A build sheet is provided in the photo gallery, and a partial list of notable equipment includes:

  • 17-inch Style 40 wheels
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable and heated sports seats
  • M leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power windows, locks, and mirrors
  • Center console-mounted VDO voltmeter and oil temperature gauge
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Harman/Kardon sound system


Modifications reported by the selling dealer include:

  • Supersprint exhaust system
  • Ground Control coilover kit (corner balanced with a 170-pound driver)
  • Powerflex polyurethane bushings
  • Stewart water pump
  • Koyo radiator
  • SPAL cooling fan
  • 88-degree thermostat and auxiliary fan switch
  • ECS Tuning silicone hoses
  • Alpine CDE-HD149BT head unit
  • Focal speakers

Known Flaws

  • The attached Carfax history report shows that "an accident was reported but cannot be verified with AZ" in August 1999.
  • Some chips on forward-facing surfaces
  • 2016 and 2014 date codes on tires
  • Creases on seats

Recent Service History

The attached Carfax history report shows that the following services have been performed:

  • April 2022: Passed emissions inspection
  • September 2021 (24,453 miles): Engine oil and filter changed, brake fluid flushed/changed
  • December 2019 (18,260 miles): Rear crossmember and lower control arm(s) replaced, alignment performed

The selling dealer notes that the engine oil and filter were changed in 2022. Additional service history is detailed in the attached Carfax report.

Other Items Included in Sale

  • 2 keys, 1 remote
  • Removed factory parts (radiator, exhaust system, suspension system)
  • Car cover

Ownership History

The selling dealer is representing this Z3 M on behalf of a client, who is the titled owner. The owner has kept this Z3 M since February 2021.

Seller Notes

Due to the modifications performed to this Z3 M, it may not pass emissions testing in some states. As always, it's the buyer's responsibility to perform all due diligence regarding registering this Z3 M in their respective state prior to placing a bid.


Guchon Imports
Salt Lake City, UT

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My Comments

Posted: 5/13/2023 9:42:43 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high offer of $40,000. Good deal!

Posted: 5/12/2023 2:13:25 PM by Jon Martin

Reserve not met at $39,000 which is about what it got on Cars & Bids. Now asking $44,500 which is fair with the low mileage and sunroof-delete.

Posted: 5/10/2023 9:04:16 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $22,000

Posted: 5/7/2023 9:35:56 PM by Jon Martin

It's back and on PCar Market this time. Bidding up to $11,333 so far.

Posted: 5/3/2023 2:20:42 PM by Jon Martin

Reserve not met at $39,500

Posted: 5/3/2023 2:17:32 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $38,500 with a minute left

Posted: 5/3/2023 8:30:06 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $27,501

Posted: 4/28/2023 10:10:49 AM by Jon Martin

Now on Cars & Bids. Bidding currently at $25,000. I still love the photos in this listing.

Posted: 4/5/2023 8:59:00 AM by Jon Martin

Listing removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 7/1/2022 2:24:16 PM by Jon Martin

We last saw this coupe about a year and a half ago. The roadstar wheels are back on, but it appears to still have the suspension and exhaust. It's still in great shape with very low mileage. The price seems optimistic though.

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