Well the time has come and I am literally sick to my stomach posting this. It's rediculous, everyday my wife asks me why the heck I am selling this car, she knows how much I love it.
With my son getting ready to turn 16, and a daughter not too far behind him, it just doesn't make financial sense, nor do I have the room, for a 4th car. So I've decided to do the responsible thing and put the coupe up for sale.
Here is the deal. The car was in a wreck back in 2003 and was bought and repaired by the owner of the body repair shop. The owner repaired the car to keep for himself and finally sold it in 2010 to me due to a left leg injury that kept him from being able to use the clutch. So yes, the car does have a rebuilt title. Wreck was light...All panels, hood, doors, hatch, have matching vin numbers as far as I can tell.
It was done right, the owner of the body shop bought the coupe for himself to repair and keep for himself...
Here's a little about the coupe and what I've done to it.
- Garage kept her entire life
- 62K miles, rides/drives/shifts perfect (I bought her with 46k miles)
- Reinforced subframe
- Ireland Engineering Polyurethane subfame bushings
- New Hawk Ceramic Brake pads front and back (low dust)
- New clutch slave cylinder
- UUC flexible stainless steel braided clutch line
- Cosmo strut tower bar
- New Whalen seat bushings along with seat tilt mod
- Amsoil synthetic tranny fluid in transmission
- Amsoil synthetic oil in motor
- New NGK spark plugs
- New stereo/rear speakers
This has been my daily driver since I have owned her. I have put the last 16k miles on her with zero issues. Everything I have done has been maintenance; I have not had one single issue. No codes ever, except for the airbag light that I tripped when I pulled the driver's seat out to replace the bushings and I have since reset it.
The only thing that does not work on the car is the factory horn, quit working about 10k miles ago. It's not the fuse and I got tired of troubleshooting it so I installed an aftermarket horn for state inspection purposes.
While the previous owner was repairing the coupe, he also addressed/reinforced the subframe before it caused a problem. The subframe looks perfect.
I have daily driven this car for two years now in TX heat, A/C on, and have had zero issues what so ever, even in stop and go San Antonio traffic.
I would not hesitate one bit to drive this car across country today. It is a pleasure to drive, shifts extremely smooth and the clutch engages/disengages at the perfect height from the floor.
As far as condition of the car. There is not a single ding or dent in the body, however, there are rock chips on the hood, lower bumper, and wheels from it being driven daily on I35. It looks good, but it is by no means perfect.
This is someone's chance to afford a reliable/low mile M Coupe that, like me, otherwise would not be able to afford one.
Here's some pics, PM me with any questions.