BaT Find: BMW Z3 M Coupe With 11k Miles

Cars, Features I By Justin Cornelison I June 14, 2023
Z3 M Coupe

The recently unveiled BMW Touring Concept Coupe has given us BMW M Coupe fever, so imagine the elation I felt when an 11,000 mile 2000 Z3 M Coupe popped-up on Bring a Trailer!  Full disclosure: I personally caught the bug back in 2010 when I bought my M Coupe while living overseas.  Yes, it was Estoril Blue (the second-best color only to Evergreen), yes it had the “better” European motor (the 321hp S50B32 which was never available in the States), and yes, I never should have sold her (Caroline ///M Coupe as she was affectionately named), but c’est la vie.

This one is interesting on a few levels: it has incredibly low miles at 11,000, doesn’t have a sunroof (which makes it more rare), but I think most intriguingly it has the least-desirable interior available (subjective, of course, but Dark Beige Oregon never really felt right in the kooky Z3 M Coupe).  The exterior is also painted in Cosmos Black, which is one of the most “common” colors the Clownshoe was ordered with.

According to M Coupe Buyers Guide (the preeminent source for everything BMW Z3 M Coupe) this is one of just nine examples built in 2000 with Cosmos Black paint & Dark Oregon Beige interior without a sunroof, but there were a total of 516 examples finished in Cosmos Black during the entire production run of the Coupe (1999-2002), making it the second-most common color.

So, where do we think the price will be when the hammer drops?  The collector car market bubble during Covid has seemed to have popped, however super-low mileage Z3 M Coupe’s tend to hold their own still (albeit, the over $100k examples are the more-rare S54 equipped ones).  This auction has a reserve, which tends to put people off on BaT, and is not the most desirable color combination, but we anticipate this will eclipse the $60k mark.  She’s a stunner for whoever the new owner will be!

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Mini eMastered Combines British Craftsmanship and Electric Innovation

David Brown Automotive has unveiled an all-electric creation that signals a new era for the company – the Mini eMastered.

September 20, 2023
Electric CLA Showcases Next-Gen Modular Architecture

The long-range entry-level electric CLA is set to take on the Tesla Model 3 and redefine what it means to be a compact electric car.

September 15, 2023
The Ferrari KC23 Gives Us a Glimpse into the Future

Ferrari has once again set hearts racing with the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind track car known as the Ferrari KC23.

September 13, 2023
The Lotus Emeya: A New 4-Door Electric Supercar

The Lotus Emeya is an all-electric powerhouse that takes inspiration from the Eletre SUV, offering luxury, technology, and performance.

September 08, 2023
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Unveiled

As the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale makes its way into the world, it serves as a beacon of what’s to come, a tantalizing glimpse into the future.

August 30, 2023


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.