May 16th, 2014

I’ve had a couple people who have had success buying or selling a coupe on this site ask if I would accept small finders or sellers fees. Of course I’ll accept, but do not feel in any way obligated. M Coupes are a passion of mine and while this site takes quite a bit of work to maintain, I really do enjoy all of it.

Guarantee: All money donated to this site will never be used to pay for time, web hosting, etc. It will all be deposited directly into my “Coupe Fund”.

  1. Grady
    March 7th, 2013 at 11:21 | #1


    Yea i tried calling the guy fom new york too and he never got back to me

  2. Paul
    March 30th, 2013 at 07:01 | #2
  3. Paul
  4. June 9th, 2013 at 12:48 | #6

    Here is a kijiji link to what seems to be the same one that Paul shared (looks like autotrader is having trouble as I can’t access the link above directly).

    Jon, do you have any further details about this one by any chance? I searched high and low through forums and couldn’t find anything.

    • June 9th, 2013 at 17:14 | #7

      A little bit. It was brought up from California at some point, so it’s 100k miles rather than 100k kms. The wheels mentioned are BBS CHs.

  5. Bryan L
    June 26th, 2013 at 09:51 | #8

    Hey just wanted to make an update: the ’99 M Couple with the white matte wrap was totaled about 2 weeks ago. A guy driving a dodge ram was “distracted” (texting on his phone) rear ended me at a stop light. The impact hit me so hard I flew into the car in front of me. Have pics if anyone is interested. The insurance company wrote me a check of $15.5k. Coparts is picking up the car.

    • June 26th, 2013 at 15:14 | #9

      Sorry to hear that. Are you doing alright? I appreciate the update.

  6. martin
    July 29th, 2013 at 08:53 | #10

    Hey. Wanted to update as I’ve been lurking this site for a LONG time looking for a coupe, picked up the coupe from alexandria VA (supercharged cosmos). It’s in PERFECT shape- no interior wear, never drive in rain in his ownership (10 years fanatic about rust and it shows!) many common fixes done – sagging glove box, etc. Seller was a great guy and the supercharged s52 is a blast. Coupe forever!

    • July 29th, 2013 at 09:20 | #11

      Awesome Martin. Congrats on the new coupe! It sounds like you found a great one.

  7. Maciej
    August 12th, 2013 at 21:17 | #12
  8. Eric Kofoed
    August 20th, 2013 at 03:18 | #14

    Hello. My wife & I both have M Coupes, hers is a ’00 S52, mine is an ’01 S54. You might may not be a say we are an M Coupe “family”. Over the years we’ve both turned down lots of offers for our cars, as recently as last week my wife got approached 2 times in as many days. I’ve read everything I could on our cars & regularly ‘cruise’ the web sites for information. So I feel somewhat qualified to point out that one of your listings is suspicious. The Imola red ’00 from San Mateo CA may not be an M car. Did the seller provide a VIN?
    If so I would check it, it’s likely to be a standard Z3 coupe. I’m apologize in advance if I get a little lengthy.
    Several things are suspicious:
    1 The ‘gills’ on the front fenders are standard Z3.
    2 Nowhere in the photos do you see any M badging, hatch lid, instrument faces, steering wheel, door sills, shift knob, valve cover.
    3 The distinctive red & black interior is not shown.
    4 The door handles on M cars aren’t chrome & neither is the shift knob or door sills.
    5 He keeps reinforcing the point the car has M this & M that. M parts can be added to any standard Z3 to create the illusion of an M car. The VIN is the ultimate arbiter.
    6 He says the car has several S54 components, ’00 cars are S52s.
    7 His ‘dyno’ sheet shows no engine # or VIN so it might not be his car shown. In fact, if you go to the manufacturers web site their dyno sheet looks the same.
    8 The manufacturer of his supercharger didn’t make a M Coupe version of it’s supercharger, only an M3 3.2 version, which I’m fairly sure wouldn’t fit in the tighter space under the hood of the M Coupe. They did make a Z3 2.0 version for the standard car.
    9 I find it suspicious he doesn’t include any under hood shots of the car’s biggest selling point, the supercharger.
    10 Most of the sellers on your site include 12+ photos & up to double that sometimes. This seller shows 2 exterior & 1 interior shot, a cut ‘n paste copy of a dyno sheet & KBB page showing M Coupe values. While it’s of course the seller’s choice of what he puts into his ad, this ad shows several things that are suspicious & make one wonder “what’s he trying to hide?”.
    11 Z3s selling on your sister Z3 web site are averaging $10K less than their M counterparts. Yet this seller doesn’t price his car like other forced induction cars on the M site, closer to $30K.
    I think it’s because it IS a Z3, NOT an M Coupe. Again, I THINK he’s mis-representing his car, trying to get M Coupe money for a Z3 car.
    I feel you owe it to your target audience, us the M faithful, to check the vin & set the record straight. I’ve been coming to your site for 3+ years & have recommended it to people who have approached me to try to buy my car. You ARE my trusted M Coupe authority. The collectability of the M Coupe is in it’s limited production #s. Z3 standard cars are not as collectable, as reflected in their pricing.
    IF I’m WRONG, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know. Thanks for reading through this lengthy e-mail.

    • August 20th, 2013 at 08:44 | #15

      Thanks for your thoughts Eric! I agree that the listing is terrible, but I’ve talked to several local guys I’ve met at Dorkfest that vouch for it. What makes me confident it is indeed an M is the fitment of the roadstar wheels. Because of the different non-M trailing arms, rear roadstars poke out almost an inch on non-Ms. It also has a 160 mph speedometer while the Z3 Coupes only go up to 155 mph. It’s also very difficult to fit the quad exhaust to a non-M (though not impossible). The chrome accessories are “upgrades” that I have come across on a number of coupes (though not my style). I know of 5-6 Z3Ms (including Randy Forbes’ own roadster) that have made the Eurosport twinscrew work. It just takes some modified piping to make it fit in the smaller engine bay. Thanks for keeping an eye out!

  9. September 14th, 2013 at 11:14 | #16

    Hi, first of all I am sorry to hear about your accident most importantly you were not hurt I own a M Coupe it is a one of one and with the value going up and the book values not showing this I am curious were you satisfied with the monies you received , do you feel it was fair. Thanks Mark

  10. Richard
    September 14th, 2013 at 17:49 | #17
    • September 15th, 2013 at 16:53 | #18

      Thanks! Looks like it’s already expired. What are the details?

  11. Paul
  12. Paul
    • October 15th, 2013 at 09:53 | #22

      I added that one. I’m surprised it’s back on the market again.

  13. November 5th, 2013 at 18:52 | #23

    WE have a 2001 Z3 M Dinan stage 3 coupe
    This a Dinan factory built car with with 48K miles
    We know from the guys at Dinan there are only a few of these.
    Does anybody know what it’s worth??

  14. Fobby
    November 10th, 2013 at 21:07 | #24

    Hello Jon, We had opportunity to briefly meet you at the 2012 Dorkfest. It was an awesome event, albeit, it just wasn’t long enough. We met some nice people there from all walks of life and and course everyone had this love of our our BMWZ3 M coupe and coupe. It was our first time and we had visions of attending all future events.
    Unfortunately, that would not be the case, your Dakar yellow coupe met and expected ending,, it breaks my heart that the little car is gone. I used the VIN check and she was a one of one.
    Can you give us any insights how we can reach you in case we see one and would like have it inspected and checked out. We are mature drivers and will not be racing …. we have been known of drifting safe corners. Thanks for you time and dedication Jon
    Color: Evergreen, Laguna Seca Blue (seemingly impossible), Darkar yellow. Heck we could be luck and find one. You;re website as been invaluable to us, all the information and what we have learned about this little specialty car. I’d like to email you in the future.
    And for all those have these sweet beautiful metals of art, enjoy them everyday ( less rain of course) Cheers!!!!!!!!!!

  15. randall march
    December 3rd, 2013 at 15:50 | #26

    how rare is the evergreen color combo with green and black interior?

  16. Paul
  17. Scott Zickefoose
    January 22nd, 2014 at 23:38 | #30

    I saw this one on copart with a salvage title;

    Pics look good, but there is no history. Price may be right though.

    • January 22nd, 2014 at 23:55 | #31

      Thanks for posting! I don’t usually post salvage auction listings since not everyone can bid on them, but I do like to keep track of them. I wonder what’s wrong with it. Subframe damage maybe? All it says is “normal wear”.

  18. January 28th, 2014 at 11:02 | #32

    Unfortunately I have to put this up for sale. Wanted to get it fixed first, but life happens! Can contact me from the CL ad for more info if interested. Thanks!!

  19. Matt
    February 13th, 2014 at 11:02 | #36
    I had a PPI done on this one, appears that there may have been some minor body damage to the front and rear but was repaired really well. Other than that it’s in good shape overall. I already submitted an offer, if it isn’t sold before I get back to Hawaii, I’ll have me an M Coupe to match my Z3 Roady.

    • February 13th, 2014 at 11:34 | #37

      Thanks for the update Matt! I won’t post the good PPI news publicly yet. Hopefully it will work out for you.

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