This Z3 Coupe was listed for sale on ebay.com by shieldsmotors of Port Orange, Florida with 73,281 miles and a high bid, at time of posting, of $13,100 (reserve not met). The all stock, sunroof delete Coupe appears to be in good condition, with some wear and tear. All four Style 42 wheels have curb rash, there is damage to the front passengers edge of the bumper, and a scratch on the passengers side rear bumper. Given the exterior wear and tear, I’d guess the driver wasn’t careful enough when parking. If that’s the worst of the wear though, it’s not too bad at all. Something odd I noticed about the passengers seat — the leather is rippled like it was wet for an extended period of time. Not sure what else would cause leather to look that way. I’ve never seen a Z3/M seat that looked like that before. With the 3.0 M54 engine, Dakar paint, chrome line interior, and sunroof delete, this is a rare Coupe and with a little care could be a good buy (assuming the reserve isn’t too far away) for the right person.
Edited 5.31.12: Thanks to Tyler for posting in the comments below. This Coupe was listed for sale in Gainesville, Florida with 210 miles less for only $10,200 just a few days before this was listed on eBay. Screenshot linked in my response.
Posted by Jeremy on May 28, 2012
This M Coupe was posted for sale on pistonheads.com Shrewsbury, UK with 35,001 miles for Â£19,995 (~$31,636 USD). Dakar Yellow is a rare color in NA with only 51 produced, 41 with Black interior, with only 33 in 2000 of which 24 had a sunroof. There were 821 RHD M Coupes produced, so if the color distribution is similar, there would be about 19 in RHD Dakar Yellow Coupes. While the price would be high in the US, I suspect it’s not too far off for the UK. It appears to be all stock.
Posted by Jeremy on May 17, 2012
This M Coupe was submitted by Hans Winkler of Regensburg, Germany. I’ve posted photos of Hans’ Coupe before, it’s a great looking Coupe! Mods include: KW V3 suspension, 18â€³ Style 67 E46 M3 wheels, 15mm (F), 20mm (R) spacers, PFC-06 Brake Pads, Goodridge SS brake lines, and Powerflex bushings, and looking at the interior photo it appears that he has an Alcantara wrapped shift knob, a rewrapped steering wheel, aluminum pedals, and an aftermarket head unit.
Posted by Jeremy on April 13, 2012
This M Coupe was posted on z3mcoupe.com by M-Center of Moscow, Russia. The Coupe started it’s life as an S50B32 engined Coupe, and now has an 8 cylinder S62B50 from an E39 M5, producing nearly 500 hp. That kind of power necessitates reinforcement of the stock trunk floor. M-Center strengthened the floor and utilized a dual ear E36 M3 diff cover by adding a second hanger. The S62 engine is significantly taller than the stock S50 engine, thus requiring modifications to allow the hood to close. A Vac Motorsports dry sump oil system, which not only ensures that the engine won’t be starved of oil on the track, allows removal of the S62 oil pan allowing crucial clearance to be added to the engine bay. Plumbed from the engine bay is a hatch mounted 3 gallon dry sump tank containing the oil.Â Aside from the engine and chassis mods there are plenty more: Custom exhaust, 6 speed E39 M5 transmission, ceramic clutch, Fidanza LTW flywheel, custom length driveshaft, Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997 brakes, KW V3 coilovers, H&R struts, BBS LM wheels, Nitto AE01 tires, custom roll cage, Sparco EVO Plus seats, Schroth seat belts, a what looks to me like a Carbon Goeke spoiler. All in all, this a very cool one-of-a-kind M Coupe.
Posted by Jeremy on January 30, 2012
This M Coupe was posted in z3mcoupe.com by Hans Winkler of Germany. I’ve posted some shot of his Coupe before, but at that time it had 18″ Style 67 E46 M3 wheels and stock suspension. Since then he has added Chrome Shadow Roadstars, and lowered the Coupe. I’m guessing KW suspension, as that seems the frequent choice in Europe, whereas TC Kline is a frequent choice in the US. The ride height looks perfect, and the wheels look perfectly flush in the rear. When I was running Roadstars, I had 18mm spacers in the rear. I’m guessing he is running something similar. The M flag vinyl graphic is an interesting touch. I haven’t seen anybody highlight the lower portion of the “C” pillar before.
Posted by Jeremy on October 22, 2011