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SOLD on or around March 13, 2023

78,000 miles

Sale Price Unknown
1999 BMW M Coupe in Cosmos Black Metallic over Dark Beige Oregon
  • Exterior Color Cosmos Black Metallic
  • Interior Color Dark Beige Oregon
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

?The time has come to let another enthusiast enjoy this amazing car. 1999 Cosmos Black over Oregon Beige with 78,4xx miles on the clock. This car has been in Northern California Bay Area and garaged its entire life so it’s absolutely rust free. Mostly BMW dealership maintained, I have complete records/receipts for this car dating back to the second owner who acquired the car as a BMW CPO (I even have the original CPO inspection checklist). Included in the purchase is a 3” thick folder of receipts and records.

Lots of quality preventative maintenance done with the best possible parts. Subframe checked regularly by highly reputable enthusiast BMW shops. I’ve owned this car for 2 years and it has never skipped a beat and DOES NOT have any leaks at all. This car is mechanically perfect and does not need anything — ready to be enjoyed worry free for many years. I would not hesitate going on a cross country road trip in it. The only reason I’m selling is because I don’t have the time and space for multiple cars -- as an enthusiast, it wouldn't be right to store this car away.

Notable preventative & maintenance:

-Entire cooling system refreshed & flushed ~23k miles ago by Performance Technic (s54 radiator, electric SPAL fan / clutch fan delete, Stewart performance water pump, aluminum thermostat housing, performance thermostat, expansion tank, coolant cap, all hoses)
-Subframe refreshed to prevent failure ~16k miles ago by Valley Motorwerks (AKG 95A poly subframe bushings, genuine BMW diff bushing [$333 part!])
-OEM rear trailing arm bushings same time as subframe refresh
-Drive line refreshed (OE BMW guibo & center support bearing) same time as subframe refresh
-All belts replaced ~20k miles ago
-Diff fluid flush (Red Line 75/90) ~9k miles ago
-Rear wheel bearings ~19k miles ago by Valley Motorwerks
-Transmission fluid flushed ~10k miles ago (Red Line ATF)
-Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires ~3k miles on them
-Oil changes every 3k miles or less - (Castrol Edge 10w40)
-Spark plugs replaced ~10k miles ago (NGK)
-Intake boot replaced ~10k miles ago (OE BMW)
-All o2 sensors replaced after one of the originals had a weak signal ~12k miles ago(Bosch/BMW)
-Secondary air pump control valve -- known to fail and ruin secondary air pumps and so I replaced it as preventative maint. (Pierberg)
-Various vacuum hoses (OE Bmw)
-Oil dipstick replaced because the original was a little faded (OE BMW)
-Air filter replaced ~50 miles ago (MANN)

Performance upgrades:

-TC Kline S/A Coilovers 500#/600# with new OEM strut mounts and sway bar links ~5k miles on them (I have the original shocks and springs, can be included if buyer wants it)
-Corner balanced after coilover install
-TC Kline rear strut mount reinforcement
-M50 manifold swap done by Performance Technic (I have the original manifold that can be included with sale)
-Clutch delay valve deleted with UUC stainless steel braided bypass line
-Front StopTech slotted rotors with Hawk HPS 5.0 pads ~9k miles ago
-Rear Zimmerman rotors with Hawk HPS 5.0 pads ~9k miles ago
-Brake fluid flushed (ATE Type 200) ~9k miles ago
-Bimmerworld stainless steel braided brake lines

Cosmetic modifications:

-Xpel Ultimate Clear PPF on front bumper, headlights, side mirrors, and partial hood
-Kidney grills wrapped in gloss black (can be easily removed to reveal flawless original chrome grills)
-Euro clear side marker lights
-LED low beam bulbs that are properly adjusted for better lighting
-Door handle gaskets + trim (OE BMW)
-BMW Motorsport strut mount cover plates

Interior modifications:

-Seat tilt mod
-Glovebox reinforced (no sag or movement at all)
- the original BMW Business CD unit
-Bimmerworld big clutch pedal stop
-BMW ZHP shift knob


Millbrae, CA

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Posted: 3/13/2023 1:12:53 PM by Jon Martin


Posted: 1/25/2023 12:58:09 PM by Jon Martin

This appears to be a different seller than a couple years ago but the same photos are used. The description lists a ton of great parts and upgrades like TC Kline coilovers, M50 manifold swap, and subframe bushings. The price seems like a pretty good deal this time around all things considered.

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