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SOLD on or around February 16, 2012

69,000 miles

Asking Price: $18,000
1999 BMW M Coupe in Arctic Silver Metallic over Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Arctic Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

I will be very brief, and let the car speak for itself. After having been on the hunt for an M coupe for two years- I was finally able to purchase (afford) this beautiful example in April of this year, where I flew down to New Orleans from Chicago and met with a member on here (Organic M). I made sure to buy the cleanest and most thorough example I could afford- as I am an extreme perfectionist. All owners of this car have been enthusiasts, and I have contact info of both the PO, and the guy before that if you are interested.

The car is in absolutely fantastic shape- with a 9/10 body and overall condition that exceeds what one would expect from 68k miles. The only reason I am now selling it is because I would not like to drive this in the winter and have bought a Z3 coupe to get me through the Chicago winter.

It was also the exact car featured in the promotional article:

Onto the important details:

General Information:

Year: 1999
Exterior Color: Arctic Silver Metallic
Interior Color: Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
Mileage: 68,XXX
Engine: S52
Sunroof: Yes

Production Stats:

Total Number with S52 Engine: 2180
Total Number in 1999 Model Year: 1076
Total Number in Arctic Silver Metallic: 276
Total Number with Estoril Blue & Black Nappa Interior: 365
Total Number in Arctic Silver Metallic over Estoril Blue & Black Nappa: 13
Total Number in Arctic Silver Metallic over Estoril Blue & Black Nappa with a Sunroof: 12
Total Number in Arctic Silver Metallic over Estoril Blue & Black Nappa with S52 Engine with a Sunroof: 12
Total Number in Arctic Silver Metallic over Estoril Blue & Black Nappa Produced in 1999 with a Sunroof: 12


9/10 condition. all original with all matching VINS and no paintwork. No dings, no dents, no major scratches that would need repair. I noted some very small imperfections in the pictures, with a key next to them for scale. You'll see that the hood is in immaculate shape, with virtually no rock chips or road rash. The only flaw, and I mean literally the only notable flaw with the car- is that the bumper has a bit of road rash. Additionally- it used to have AC Schnitzer splitters installed, and the mounting hardware is still attached on the bottomside of the bumper. The wheels have a chip in one of the fronts that occured after the pictures were taken and like many BMW wheel finishes, are thin in some spots due to age. But even in the pics- you'll have a hard time seeing that there's anything wrong, but I still wanted to make sure to note it.


8.5/10 condition. No tears, rips, scratches, odors, etc. etc. Some minor wear on the driver's bolster, but nothing unexpected with 65k miles. Car has a choice of Panasonic or Pioneer head unit that I'll leave with the car. Currently only the front speakers are being powered as I removed the aftermarket stereo setup that one of the previous owners installed (it wasn't very good). The ZHP knob is not included and will be replaced with stock.


No, rattles, leaks, noises or anything to point out. Car drove like a champion from New Orleans to Chicago, and I've been driving it every day since April with no reservations at all. Several maintenance and miscallaneous items were replaced during the car's life, please refer to the list below. The car is being sold completely stock. The cold air intake and mufflers are both being replaced with stock.

Subframe has NO signs of damage, no popping or rusted spotwelds, and the differential mount is solid. I made sure to buy the car myself from an enthusiast who knew about the chronic subframe issues in these cars, so there is no issue there at all.

It also has the Dinan Stage 4 Suspension upgrade. This includes:

DINAN front springs, DINAN strut bar
KONI struts
DINAN 22mm adjustable front anti-roll bar
DINAN 22mm adjustable rear anti-roll bar
DINAN front camber plates, DINAN rear camber adjustable subframe kit
Rear Bilstein sport shocks
Rear TC Kline #500 springs


Waterpump replaced @ 67k (preventative, original water pump included)
Aluminum thermostat housing @ 67k
Thermostat @67k
Replaced INA Idler puller/roller @64k
Replaced Accessory Belt Tensioner @64k
Replaced Continental Contitech Serpentine belt @64k
Replaced Continental Contitech Drive Belt @64k
OEM Z8 strut tower caps
OEM a/c switch
OEM door gasket
OEM flex joint (guibo)
Interstate MTP-91 battery with vent kit
O2 sensor closest to the firewall replaced
Replaced differential cover with OEM finned cover
Replaced transmission fluid with Redline D4 ATF
Replaced differential fluid with Redline 80w140
Slave cylinder fluid changed
Replaced driver's side door sill gasket
Replaced fading Roundels & logos

Clean Carfax, no accidents
Passes IL & PennDOT emissions
OEM euro clear corner lights
OEM Keyless Entry w/ spare keys
Garmin Nuvi dash mount
BBS Lug bolts
Hard wired for Valentine 1 Radar detector
Painted OEM roof spoiler
OEM DRL module from LeatherZ
Z3 Solutions silver stone guards (not pictured)

I am only selling this car to recoup what I have in it. NO other trades.

Price is $18,300, stock. $23,500 with modifications below. FIRM

You can also e-mail me at aprses at gmail dot com.

There are several extras I can include, but they cost extra as indicated above.

Ground Control coilovers with 4000 miles
Dual Vibrant Mufflers
BBS RS in 18x9 & 18x11 in PERFECT M coupe fitment.

Car is located in Chicago, 10 minutes away from O'Hare Intl. Airport.


Chicago, IL

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My Comments

Sold 2/16/12- Sale Pending to Doug! I'm excited for you!

2/7/12 Update - Price drop to $18,000 from $18,300

1/23/12 Update - Added the clean AutoCheck report

1/8/12 Update - Posted some new undercarriage photos. Very clean!

12/15/11 Update - Back on the market for just $18,300. I think it's a good deal considering the great condition and rarity. It's also recently had the cooling system done.

10/26/11 Update - Not sold, but off the market for the time being.

As noted in the listing, this coupe was just purchased back in May. It is in very nice shape for the mileage and has always been well cared for by enthusiasts. The upgrades are all top notch and everything is well sorted. It is also fully documented. All in all I think the price is pretty good.

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