How cool is the history of Jared’s M Coupe?! What dedication to go to the effort and expense of having his M Coupe transported with him! I’ve heard of many stories of owners selling because they were moving out of state, and Jared moved his Coupe between continents. Awesome.
The saga of Heidi: new in Boston, USA (2000), then air freight to Iceland (2007), then over land and sea to Switzerland (2012).
Posted by Jeremy on July 9, 2013
Andy was on his way to have his alternator replaced when it went out. Thank goodness for roadside assistance and flatbed tow trucks!
Posted by Jeremy on June 4, 2013
This M Coupe was posted on reddit.com by Elmder after spotting it in West Chester, PA. The title of his post kind of cracks me up — “What is this?”. Almost like he spotted a UFO. Based upon the flat M badges, this is a 1999 or 2000 with an S52 under the hood. It appears to be all stock, aside from what looks like Chrome Shadow Roadstars.
Posted by Jeremy on November 8, 2011
This M Coupe was posted on flickr.com by +Jethro+. Impala Brown is a color that was never available for M Coupes, however, as you can see here it is. While I can’t confirm 100% that this was originally painted Impala, it very likely was. There are 10 M Coupes with “Sonderlackierung” exteriors (special paint, in German) according to the data originally compiled by Wildag from BFc. BradK, an E36/8 enthusiast and expert from BFc, posted the “special” colors associated with those 10 VINs:
Posted by Jeremy on August 16, 2011
This M Coupe (VIN: WBSCM9344YLC62226) is listed for sale on outbackautosalesinc.com of Chicago, IL with 71k miles for $14,500. This Coupe was in a front end collision in March of this year that caused the insurance company to total it (photos of the damage at the bottom of this post). It was sold at auction in Jackson, MS with an opening bid of $5,300. The damage from the accident wasn’t all that extensive, which given the fairly low mileage, it seems odd that it was totaled. Just the same, now that it has a salvage title, the price does seem a bit high. I’m pretty curious what it sold for at auction. If anybody has a way to check, please post in the comments or email me. I assume the dealer purchased it themselves at auction and had the hood repaired, a new bumper,Â along with new headlights, and they purchased the ugly eBay kidney grilles. They should have ponied up the few bucks and purchased the OEM parts, along with new M badges all around, and refinish the wheels. The hood still looks a bit tweaked with the drivers side touching the headlight, while the passengers side has too wide of a gap, yet the gap to the quarter panels looks correct. I think for $12-$13k somebody could buy this, finish the repairs and have a nice looking Coupe.
Posted by Jeremy on July 24, 2011