Capitalizing on the Z3 Roadster’s excellent driving characteristics, the M Roadster was introduced in 1997 as a high-performance model with a fixed roof and a wider stance along with an S52 inline-six engine borrowed from the BMW M3. This 1999 M Coupe is one of 479 examples known to have come finished in Estoril Blue during the model’s entire North American production run. It wears a Sand Beige Oregon Leather interior and benefits from a service recently completed after the owner’s purchase in late 2022. A true modern classic and a sought-after driver’s car, this M Coupe is now being offered for auction with approximately 160k miles showing on the odometer.
This M Coupe is finished in Estoril Blue, one of the most distinctive BMW colors of all. Compared to the Z3 Roadster, the M Coupe receives a fixed roof and hatchback tailgate for added rigidity along with unique bumpers, fender grilles, mirrors, and dual exhaust outlets. The brake calipers are painted orange and the factory 17” Style 40 wheels are powder-coated black. New Toyo Proxes P4 Plus tires were mounted by the previous owner between 130k-135k miles. The CARFAX report shows an accident in 2004 and the seller states the front end of the car was refinished more recently to address the damage. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The cabin is appointed with Sand Beige Oregon Leather and includes heated Sport Seats, a black multifunction M Sport steering wheel, M-logo door sills, a sunroof, and chrome-trimmed instrument gauges unique to M models. The airbag warning light is present, and the seller notes the battery voltage gauge and radio are nonfunctional.
The M Coupe shares its 3.2-liter S52 inline-six engine with the E36 M3, delivering up to 240 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. The M Coupe’s front brakes are also borrowed from the M3 while the suspension is lowered, stiffened, and fitted with thicker anti-roll bars from the factory. The clutch is said to have been replaced by the previous owner at 143k miles as well as a new valve cover gasket at 130k miles. More recently, the seller oversaw replacements of the spark plugs, ignition coils, and engine oil.
This sale will include a clean title and some documentation.
The seller would like you to know: “For those that are looking for the fun driver and an affordable Estoril blue Z3 M Coupe aka ‘clown shoe’ this should be a good candidate!”
Offer in the amount of $13,000
Offer in the amount of $12,000
Bid in the amount of $11,000
@123floor never said it was a common issue I meant that I believe it was from the accident. The Z3 M coupe was never said to be a garage queen or anything it is a driver / cheap M coupe. I have a mint S54 Z3 M coupe sitting in my warehouse with only 50k miles laguna seca on laguna seca interior for those seeking a mint garage queen.
Bid in the amount of $10,000
Bid in the amount of $9,000
@specialtyautos a crack in the strut tower isn’t a common issue, any subframe issues on these are typically seen in the back. Wish it would have been represented better. Sad
Not disclosing the cracked strut tower was unfortunate. Thank you to @oddestball for his keen eye.
Bid in the amount of $8,250
@Oddestball I replied earlier to your question
@Oddestball that’s just the end piece of the inner fender liner that was damaged there so was cut out so it wouldn’t drag.
@specialtyautos 120 and123
@Oddestball please send me a picture for that reference
@specialtyautos what about the hacked up plastic underneath?
@Oddestball yes I believe so
@specialtyautos sounds serious. Is this a common problem or related to the accident?
@Oddestball stress crack on the strut tower.
What’s the crack in pic 113 and why is the plastic under the car hacked away?
Bid in the amount of $8,000
Nice! There's just something about a good ole blue "clown shoe".