This M Coupe was posted on flickr.com by Michaelangelo10. There are no details posted about the Coupe, but it caught my attention for obvious reasons. The vinyl “camo” treatment is something I’ve never seen on a Coupe before, let along on a Dakar Yellow Coupe. The license plate is the same as this Coupe I posted just yesterday, so I contacted the owner for more details. I found some additional photos in this thread on pistonheads.com from the owner in the meantime. I’m curious about the tradition of “stickering” cars for Le Mans. I like the idea, though!
Posted by Jeremy on July 6, 2012
This M Coupe was posted for sale on gumtree.co.za in Cape Town, South Africa for R125,000 (~$15,071 USD) with 162.000 km (100,662 miles). The color of the Coupe is what caught my attention. At first, I thought it was Sterling Gray, or Steel Gray that just looked awkward in the photo. However, the seller lists that it has been wrapped in vinyl. The exact color isn’t mentioned, but it looks a lot like Grigio Telesto found on Lamborghinis including this Murcielago LP640. It’s a great color, and suits the shape of the Coupe well. The Lamborghini color is metallic, where this vinyl would seem to be non-metallic, as I would imagine most vinyls wraps are. The seller also highlights that the interior has been refreshed including the seats, door panels, and steering wheel. It’s listed as a 99, but the chrome trim ringed headlights, and chrome trimmed kidney grille slats along with Hyper Silver Roadstars would indicate that it is a 2000. Unless, of course, those parts have been replaced. I’d be interested to see more photos of this Coupe. If you happen to know of any, please post in the comments.
Posted by Jeremy on May 16, 2012
This M Coupe was posted for sale by Tony Erker on carandclassic.co.uk in Bergheim, Germany with 52,000 km (32,311 miles). The Coupe appears to be mostly stock aside from tinted windows, silver vinyl racing stripes, body color matched hatch spoiler, covers for the clutch and brake pedals, dash mount for navigation, and some sort of audio equipment mounted to the center console.
Posted by Jeremy on April 27, 2012
This M Coupe was posted on autogespot.com byÂ Jurick after spotting it in Delft, Netherlands. I posted photos of this same sunroof delete Coupe last year, and it mostly looks the same this time around. There are some additional angles, and more closeup photos posted now. Oddly, it looks like the owner either removed the aftermarket suspension, or significantly adjusted the coilovers to reduce the drop. I liked the look of the suspension height better in the previous photos. Based upon these photos, I’d say that matte black vinyl is tough to keep looking clean, as there isn’t that much grime on the Coupe, but what’s there stands out like a sore thumb. Looking at the closeup photos of the powder coated Roadstars, I was surprised to see the amount of of curb rash visible, and that it wasn’t repaired before they were coated. Based upon the flat M badges, and non-chrome trim ringed headlights, I’d say this is a 1998 or 1999.
Posted by Jeremy on March 11, 2012
This M Coupe was posted on jonsibal.com in a blog post covering the BMW Familie 2010 event hosted by Studie at Fuji Speedway in Japan. The annual event is held to bring together all BMW owners and clubs in Japan. Studie brought out numerous cars as taxis for the track, along with many more for attendees to check out. Looks like a very cool gathering! This M Coupe was one of the attendees at the event. It has quite a few mods that aren’t often seen, namely the BMW Aero Side Grilles. They are no longer available from BMW, but are still stocked at random places around the world. A handful of sets showed up recently in Germany, and they’ve appeared on eBay occasionally. Additional mods include: Hamann front splitter, aftermarket hood vents, matte black paint/vinyl, gloss black painted/powder coated Roadstars, aftermarket suspension, racing seats, matte black “wide” kidney grilles, and an aftermarket spoiler.
Posted by Jeremy on March 1, 2012