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SOLD on or around February 7, 2012

122,500 miles

Sale Price Unknown
2000 BMW M Coupe in Cosmos Black Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Cosmos Black Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Engine S52
  • Title Branded
  • Other Attributes Sunroof-Delete

Seller Description

No Reserve! 2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe Sunroof Delete finished in Black on Black! Great running driving project car with a restored salvage title. Depending on your intended use, the front bumper and hood could be repaired or replaced and the rear bumper could be refinished. One of the front grills is also a little loose and could be replaced. I purchased this coupe about 2 years ago to build a track car out of but just have too many other projects in the way right now so it has seen very few miles during my ownership and no track time. 122,500 miles from new. Within the past 500 miles I have replaced the clutch, throw out bearing, center support bearing, Fresh Mobile1 with OEM filter, Redline in gearbox and differential, trunk struts, tires, and battery. I will also include a new set of Ireland Engineering street rear sub-frame bushings which I did not get around to installing and make a huge difference on these cars. I have a clear title in my name and the car is currently registered and insured.

Since you are staring at a computer screen hundreds or even thousands of miles away I will try to cover the major flaws I have noticed during my ownership. Keep in mind this is a used car with 122K, it is not a show car. She has lived in Texas and Arizona so there is no rust! I planned to use it for a track toy so any aesthetic issues were largely ignored by me.

In addition to the obvious body work seen in the photos there are a few places with light scratches in the clear coat. I tried to capture all of these in the photos.

Missing 1 of the wheel center caps.

Shifter knob a little loose on shift arm.

Driver’s window scratched.

Driver’s window needs new regulator guides, sometimes you need to nudge it to get it to start going down.

Wear on driver’s seat bolster and very minimal wear on passenger bolster.

Slight wear on center console.

Tool kit is not complete.

No Radio.

A/C and Heat work great but the flap between floor/dash/defrost has to be adjusted manually under the dash (cable is loose).

Airbag light is on for driver’s side seat belt retractor. I had a shop scan it and found the wire unplugged under the seat but have not had access to a reset tool to be sure it will reset.

Typical ugly Glove box sag, I have removed the whole assembly and will include it with the car.

Small chip in windshield.

Various scratches in the window tint.

There is a crack above the left exhaust hanger. See photos.

This car is a blast to drive and has all of the standard M Coupe gear; 5 Speed, traction control, power windows, power mirrors, heated seats, and the CD changer is still present despite the radio being removed.

More pictures here:

Located in Phoenix, AZ. I will assist with shipping anywhere at the buyer’s expense or you can fly into Phoenix and drive her home. Please review the photos and ask any questions before bidding. Sold “AS IS” without warranty. Check my feedback and bid with confidence, over 10 years on eBay and 100% positive feedback.

Answers to common questions:

No, I am not interested in selling off of eBay. No, I don’t want to trade for you xyxyxy. No, I’m not interested in offers. No, I don’t want to take payments. Feel free to ask any other questions!

Buyer to pay a $250 deposit via PayPal at close of auction. Balance to be paid by bank wire or cash within 7 days of auction close.


Paradise Valley, AZ

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My Comments

Sold 2/7/12 - List was ended early. It appears to have sold off Ebay.

2/2/12 Update - Not sold again, and now priced with a starting bid of just $7,500 down from $10,500. The issues that are thoroughly documented are not major things, and it sounds like most of the mechanical issues have already been addressed. It will definitely be a project, but I still think it's a great deal for a sunroof-delete S52.

Sold 8/15/11 - Listing was removed, so I assume it sold.

8/4/11 Update - Evidently not sold back in May. Now listed for $10,500 up from $9100. The price raise is well worth the difference considering the work done to it. It could be a good deal to the right person.

Sold 5/2/11 - Listings were removed, so I assume it sold.

2/19/11 Update - Added a few new photos. The damage doesn't really look bad at all.

The seller is right, this would make a very nice track car. It's also attractive as a rare sunroof-delete model. The downsides are it has a salvage title, higher mileage, and requires both mechanical and cosmetic repairs. If it had a clean title and was in good shape it would probably be worth in the neighborhood of $14-15k. I think you could probably do the necessary repairs for a total price well under that, but it would still have a branded title.

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