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SOLD on or around February 3, 2023

34,200 miles

Asking Price: $37,620
1999 BMW M Coupe in Cosmos Black Metallic over Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Cosmos Black Metallic
  • Interior Color Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

Doug's Take

I've always love the BMW Z3 M Coupe, as it's an incredibly quirky and special car – and it's no secret that these have become extremely desired by enthusiasts. This particular example features a gorgeous Imola Red and black Nappa leather interior, and it's equipped with a set of 17-inch Style 40 wheels, a limited-slip differential, and a Harman/Kardon sound system. It also benefits from having no major modifications, low mileage, and just one owner from new – so finding another one like it will be easier said than done! This M Coupe is also offered with a clean, accident-free Carfax report as well, for added peace of mind.


THIS... is a 1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe, finished in Cosmos Black Metallic with a black and Imola Red interior.

  • This Z3 M Coupe features a 5-speed manual transmission, and its odometer currently displays approximately 34,200 miles.
  • The attached Carfax history report shows no accidents or mileage discrepancies in this car's past. It also shows that it's been registered by one owner since new.
  • Factory equipment includes 17-inch Style 40 wheels, a limited-slip differential, a sunroof, Nappa leather upholstery, heated sports seats, air conditioning, a Harman/Kardon sound system, and a CD player, among others listed below.
  • Modifications reported by the seller are limited to Red and white BMW roundels and clear front bumper reflectors.
  • 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.
  • This M Coupe is powered by 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 is shown below:

  • 17-inch Style 40 wheels
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Power-operated sunroof
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Heated sports seats
  • M sport leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Harman/Kardon sound system
  • CD player
  • Central locking system


  • Red and white BMW roundels
  • Clear front bumper reflectors

Known Flaws

  • Rock chips on hood and front bumper
  • Scuff on front bumper
  • Dings on driver's side door
  • Scuff on passenger's side rear wheel arch
  • Creases on driver's door card

Recent Service History

The seller states four tires were recently installed and the A/C system was recently recharged.

Other Items Included in Sale

  • 2 keys
  • Owner's manual
  • 3 CD changer cartridges

Ownership History

The seller purchased this Z3 M Coupe when new in Germany in 1999 through BMW's military sales program.


Little Rock, AR

My Ratings


My Comments

Posted: 2/3/2023 2:00:46 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $36,000 or $37,620 with buyer fee. Good deal!

Posted: 2/2/2023 10:29:48 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $32,250 with an hour left

Posted: 2/1/2023 11:35:54 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $21,500 with 1 day left

Posted: 1/31/2023 10:12:25 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $20,750

Posted: 1/29/2023 4:59:45 PM by Jon Martin

This coupe was on my site a couple years ago. It's the same seller, but it's been long enough that I decided to make a new listing. It all looks pretty nice though I don't really like the red roundels which are new since last time we saw them. It's in nice shape with only 600 new miles. It does have the common crack in the center console though and some wear on the driver door panel. Bidding up to $20,000.00 so far

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