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SOLD on or around May 28, 2024

66,500 miles

Asking Price: $25,080
2000 BMW M Coupe in Titanium Silver Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Titanium Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

Doug's Take

We love the BMW Z3 M Coupe "Clownshoe" here on Cars & Bids, as it touts a funky design, a mandatory 5-speed manual transmission, and great handling. This particular M Coupe looks great in classic Titanium Silver with a black interior – and it features a Harman/Kardon sound system, a limited-slip differential, and heated sports seats. It also has some modifications to enhance the driving experience and add visual flair – and it comes with a clean, accident-free Carfax report, adding more peace of mind. The Clownshoe is one of the more unusual and rare modern BMWs, and I'm sure the next owner will love the fun design quirks and great driving experience this one has to offer.


THIS... is a 2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe, finished in Titanium Silver Metallic with a black interior.

  • This BMW is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, and its odometer currently indicates approximately 66,500 miles.
  • The attached Carfax history report indicates no accidents or mileage discrepancies. It also shows that this Clownshoe was registered in California and Florida until 2019.
  • According to the build sheet pictured in the gallery, factory equipment includes 17-inch Style 40 wheels, a limited-slip differential, power sunroof, Nappa leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated sport seats, an M leather-wrapped steering wheel, a Harman/Kardon sound system, and more as detailed below.
  • Modifications reported by the seller include an H&R front adjustable sway bar, Hella auxiliary driving lights, halo headlights, and a Kenwood 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, 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
  • Power sunroof
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable and heated sport seats
  • M leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Harman/Kardon sound system
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control


Modifications reported by the seller includes:

  • H&R front adjustable sway bar
  • Hella auxiliary driving lights
  • Halo headlights
  • Black hood and fender grilles
  • Kenwood head unit with Bluetooth connectivity

Known Flaws

  • Scratches on bottom of front bumper
  • Chips on front end
  • Left-front turn signal lens is cracked
  • Paint chip on right quarter panel
  • Some creases on seats
  • Some wear on interior touchpoints
  • Airbag light is illuminated; the seller reports that the vehicle requires a new airbag control module.

Recent Service History

The attached Carfax history report indicates the following services have been completed:

  • March 2024 (65,582 miles): Maintenance inspection performed
  • February 2023 (58,582 miles): Maintenance inspection completed, engine oil and filter changed
  • January 2022 (56,601 miles): Maintenance inspection completed
  • November 2021 (56,463 miles): Maintenance inspection completed, computer checked
  • July 2021: Pre-delivery inspection completed, engine oil and filter changed

The seller also reports that the engine oil was changed in preparation for sale, while the water pump was replaced with a metal impeller unit and the coolant was flushed in 2023. Some additional past servicing is contained in the Carfax history report.

Other Items Included in Sale

  • 2 keys
  • Removed OEM head unit, headlights, hood grilles, and front sway bar
  • Thule roof rack cross bars
  • OEM front sway bar (uninstalled)
  • H&R rear adjustable sway bar (uninstalled)
  • Interior sunroof sunshade
  • Cargo area divider

Ownership History

The seller purchased this M Coupe in November 2022 and has added approximately 15,000 miles since.

Seller Notes

The seller reports that the front bumper shows evidence of prior paint work.


East Peoria, IL

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My Comments

Posted: 5/28/2024 4:43:40 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $24,000 or $25,080 with buyer fee. It must have been the lights.

Posted: 5/28/2024 8:53:14 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $15,750

Posted: 5/24/2024 11:30:19 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $15,250

Posted: 5/22/2024 2:22:47 PM by Jon Martin

All the modifications save the save the headunit are new since we last saw it for sale at the end of 2022. I'm not a huge fan of the Hella driving lights. Bidding up to $12,500.00 so far

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