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Market Update – July 29, 2011

July 29th, 2011 Comments off

This week’s overview of what’s happened in the M Coupe market.

Currently Listed: 54
S52: 44
S54: 10
Average Asking Price: $23,276.87
S52: $21,258.23
S54: $31,957.00

Most Popular Sales Listings

These are the cars that have been viewed most often this week:

1999 Evergreen over Black in Burbank, IL

1999 Evergreen over Black
Burbank, IL - $23,800

2001 Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue in Fremont, CA

2001 Laguna Seca over Laguna Seca
Fremont, CA - $27,900

1999 Cosmos Black over Kyalami Orange in Cincinnati, OH

1999 Cosmos Black over Kyalami
Cincinnati, OH - $30,990

2001 Titanium Silver over Black in Los Angeles, CA

2001 Titanium Silver over Black
Los Angeles, CA - $24,000

Best Deals

These are what I think are the best deals still available that are not already on the most popular list.

1999 Imola Red over Black in Washington, DC

1999 Imola Red over Black
Washington, DC - $22,000

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Minneapolis, MN

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Minneapolis, MN - $17,000

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black in Nassau County, NY

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black
Nassau County, NY - $22,500

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Southern CA

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Southern CA - $16,500

Sold This Week

Here are the cars that appear to have gone to lucky new owners this week.

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Dorkfest or Bust!

July 22nd, 2011 4 comments
Dorkfest 2008

Dorkfest 2008 - photo copyright Doug Richardson

Dorkfest 2011Thanks to my loving, gracious and very understanding wife being willing to stay home with two little kids, I’m driving to Dorkfest 2011 at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA. The main event including photos, museum tour, and scenic drive are being held August 27th. If you have been around for a little while, you’ll know the appropriately named Dorkfest is the largest gathering of M/Z3 Coupes in the U.S. It’s been on hiatus the last two years, but this year is the revival. With 50 coupes already registered with more than a month to the event, we’re well on our way to breaking the previous record of 58 coupes set by Dorkfest 2005. I almost want to giggle at the thought of a virtual sea of coupes in all colors. That in itself is worth the price of admission. Speaking of price of admission, it’s FREE! And you get a free t-shirt just for showing up (if pre-registered).

I’ll be convoying from Colorado with at least one other coupe, but we’re open to picking up more anywhere along the way. We’ll be heading out of Northern Colorado through Poudre Canyon, onto Highway 14 through Steamboat, by Dinosaur National Monument all the way to Salt Lake City. Then we’ll probably just hop on I-80 through the rest of Utah and Nevada. If you interested in joining us, just send me an email at jon@mcoupebuyersguide.com. We’re not opposed to scenic detours :-).

I’m very much looking forward to meeting in person people who helped me in my search, those whose coupes were found on my site, and many I talk to almost daily through email or on the forums some of which I’ve “known” for years. I will also do my best to cover the event and the epic drive there and back. If you have a coupe, you don’t want to miss this. Click on the free registration link below.

Dorkfest 2011 Registration

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Market Update – July 22, 2011

July 22nd, 2011 Comments off

This week’s overview of what’s happened in the M Coupe market.

Currently Listed: 59
S52: 47
S54: 12
Average Asking Price: $23,801.14
S52: $21,486.45
S54: $32,288.33

Most Popular Sales Listings

These are the cars that have been viewed most often this week:

1999 Evergreen over Black in Burbank, IL

1999 Evergreen over Black
Burbank, IL - $23,800

2000 Estoril Blue over Dark Beige in Chicago, IL

2000 Estoril Blue over Dark Beige
Chicago, IL - $14,495

1999 Arctic Silver over Dark Gray in Venice, CA

1999 Arctic Silver over Dark Gray
Venice, CA - $19,500

2001 Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue in Fremont, CA

2001 Laguna Seca over Laguna Seca
Fremont, CA - $27,900

Best Deals

These are what I think are the best deals still available that are not already on the most popular list.

1999 Imola Red over Black in Washington, DC

1999 Imola Red over Black
Washington, DC - $22,000

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Minneapolis, MN

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Minneapolis, MN - $17,000

2000 Cosmos Black over Black in San Jose, CA

2000 Cosmos Black over Blac
kSan Jose, CA - $17,500

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Southern CA

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Southern CA - $16,500

Sold This Week

Here are the cars that appear to have gone to lucky new owners this week.

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Photos with Dad

July 17th, 2011 3 comments

Steel Gray over Imola Red BMW M Coupe

Almost every Saturday morning, I get up at sunrise and head for the local canyons and mountains outside of Fort Collins in my M Coupe. Traffic is non-existent, the cows aren’t wandering in the open range, the deer have called it a night, and the cyclists are still asleep. It’s just me and my coupe, and often times a lucky passenger. This week my dad rode with me. He’s been a photographer for a long, long time and has great photos from all over the world, but he’s never taken photos of a car before. It was a first for us both. We started off a little clueless and unable to figure how to get the lighting right in the locations we wanted, but eventually caught our stride. I have a feeling we’ll be trying it again sometime.

All of these locations are on the route I drive almost every week, but I had never pulled over to appreciate them before. I feel blessed to live in such a beautiful place.

I have not doctored or cropped any of these because I don’t really have that talent, but if you’d like a full size version to play with just send me an email. Here are a sampling of the results.

Steel Gray over Imola Red BMW M Coupe

On the Bridge

Steel Gray over Imola Red BMW M Coupe

On the Bridge #2

Steel Gray over Imola Red BMW M Coupe

Through the Tunnel

Steel Gray over Imola Red BMW M Coupe

Found Some Sunlight

Steel Gray over Imola Red BMW M Coupe

First Motion Shot Attempt

Steel Gray over Imola Red BMW M Coupe

Second Motion Shot Attempt

Steel Gray over Imola Red BMW M Coupe

Through the Tunnel #2

Steel Gray over Imola Red BMW M Coupe

Canyon

Steel Gray over Imola Red BMW M Coupe

Found Some Sunlight #2

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Market Update – July 15, 2011

July 15th, 2011 Comments off

This week’s overview of what’s happened in the M Coupe market.

Currently Listed: 57
S52: 44
S54: 13
Average Asking Price: $23,279.15
S52: $20,758.88
S54: $31,227.69

Most Popular Sales Listings

These are the cars that have been viewed most often this week:

2002 Steel Gray over Black in Sierra Madre, CA

2002 Steel Gray over Black
Sierra Madre, CA - $18,995

2001 Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue in Fremont, CA

2001 Laguna Seca over Laguna Seca
Fremont, CA - $27,900

2002 Steel Gray over Dark Gray in Phoenix, AZ

2002 Steel Gray over Dark Gray
Phoenix, AZ - $34,900

1999 Imola Red over Black in Washington, DC

1999 Imola Red over Black
Washington, DC - $22,000

Best Deals

These are what I think are the best deals still available that are not already on the most popular list.

2001 Black Sapphire over Black in Murrieta, CA

2001 Black Sapphire over Black
Murrieta, CA - $23,800

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Minneapolis, MN

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Minneapolis, MN - $17,000

2000 Cosmos Black over Black in San Jose, CA

2000 Cosmos Black over Black
San Jose, CA - $17,500

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Southern CA

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Southern CA - $16,500

Sold This Week

Here are the cars that appear to have gone to lucky new owners this week.

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Market Update – July 8, 2011

July 8th, 2011 Comments off

This week’s overview of what’s happened in the M Coupe market.

Currently Listed: 54
S52: 41
S54: 13
Average Asking Price: $23,297.58
S52: $20,720.48
S54: $30,665.77

Most Popular Sales Listings

These are the cars that have been viewed most often this week:

1999 Imola Red over Black in Washington, DC

1999 Imola Red over Black
Washington, DC - $22,000

1999 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue in Charlotte, NC

1999 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue
Charlotte, NC - $8,950

2002 Steel Gray over Black in Sierra Madre, CA

2002 Steel Gray over Black
Sierra Madre, CA - $18,995

2002 Steel Gray over Black in Albany, NY

2002 Steel Gray over Black
Albany, NY - $16,000

Best Deals

These are what I think are the best deals still available that are not already on the most popular list.

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Southern CA

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Southern CA - $16,500

2000 Cosmos Black over Black in San Jose, CA

2000 Cosmos Black over Black
San Jose, CA - $17,500

2001 Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue in Fremont, CA

2001 Laguna Seca over Laguna Seca
Fremont, CA - $27,900

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black in Nassau County, NY

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black
Nassau County, NY - $22,500

Sold This Week

Here are the cars that appear to have gone to lucky new owners this week.

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Market Update – July 1, 2011

July 1st, 2011 Comments off

This week’s overview of what’s happened in the M Coupe market.

Currently Listed: 49
S52: 35
S54: 14
Average Asking Price: $23,767.50
S52: $20,802.42
S54: $30,201.79

Most Popular Sales Listings

These are the cars that have been viewed most often this week:

1999 Imola Red over Black in Washington, DC

1999 Imola Red over Black
Washington, DC - $22,000

1999 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue in Charlotte, NC

1999 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue
Charlotte, NC - $8,950

2002 Steel Gray over Dark Gray in Phoenix, AZ

2002 Steel Gray over Dark Gray
Phoenix, AZ - $34,900

2002 Steel Gray over Black in Albany, NY

2002 Steel Gray over Black
Albany, NY - $16,000

Best Deals

These are what I think are the best deals still available that are not already on the most popular list.

2002 Steel Gray over Black in Sierra Madre, CA

2002 Steel Gray over Black
Sierra Madre, CA - $18,995

2001 Black Sapphire over Black in Murrieta, CA

2001 Black Sapphire over Black
Murrieta, CA - $23,800

2000 Cosmos Black over Black in San Jose, CA

2000 Cosmos Black over Black
San Jose, CA - $17,500

2001 Laguna Seca Blue over Laguna Seca Blue in Fremont, CA

2001 Laguna Seca over Laguna Seca
Fremont, CA - $27,900

Sold This Week

Here are the cars that appear to have gone to lucky new owners this week.

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