Recently I looked at both the E36/7 M Roadster and 36/8 M Coupe. Both have developed cult status, yet values vary dramatically within the short production range depending on configuration. Early S52 M Roadsters are the least expensive of the bunch, with the unique Evergreen/Evergreen example I took a peek at selling under $13,000 despite lower mileage and great condition. Compare that to the S52 Coupe, which sold at $16,100 with 260,000 miles on the clock.
So what does a late model, equipped with the more potent and more desirable S54 bring? Again, that depends on a lot of things. Let’s start with mileage – here, it’s a mere 8,600. Then color? Well, this Phoenix Yellow Metallic example is one of the most infrequently specified combinations, with only 14 produced in the 2001 model year. You can probably guess where the price is heading already…
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Model: M Roadster
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 8,662 mi
Price: $44,900 Buy It Now
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Inside we found an EQUALLY CLEAN and sporty cockpit.
The 5 Speed Manual Transmission shifts flawlessly and the 3.2L 6 cylinder engine offers ample power when called upon.
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Back in May I looked at the near twin of this car. It was the same year, same configuration and same color combination, but it had a little over double the mileage of today’s car and not the best photography. The asking price was just shy of $39,000. With little to differentiate the two on condition or configuration, is the lower mileage worth $6,000 more?
It’s hard to see how, frankly. I’m a huge fan of Phoenix Yellow Metallic, obviously, and this car does look stunning in the shade. But as with the last one, if you’re really a collector you’d want the M Coupe. If you just wanted a quick roadster in a special color, you could pay a quarter of the price and get a neat S52 like this Estoril Blue Metallic example. There’s a lot of speculation still in the M market, but as with the last Phoenix Yellow M you’d have to specifically want a nearly new M Roadster in this color combination with this motor to pay the steep premium, and that pool of candidates I’d imagine is quite small.