2001 BMW M3 Coupe

I’m not done with M3s yet! I get that the wild colors offered by BMW on the E46 M3 don’t appeal to everyone, and I’m aware they tend to be the colors I focus on. What’s special about them to me is that they exist at all; you don’t have to agree that they’re the colors you’d buy, but isn’t the world a better place for them having been made? While getting into any M car is a special experience, by the time of the E36 and E46 M3s production numbers meant they were reasonably common. With over 71,000 E36s made and over 85,000 E46s produced, odds of you seeing another going down the road are a lot better than they were with the original Ms. To me, Phoenix Yellow and Laguna Seca Blue are two of the best ways to differentiate your M experience from the norm. Today, there’s a lovely example of the latter available on eBay:

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Year: 2001
Model: M3 Coupe
VIN: WBSBL93411JR10165
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 87,500 mi
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
Price: No Reserve Auction

Laguna Seca blue with cinnamon interior
87,500 miles
Manual transmission
Clean title
Big 3 job done ( Vanos , Rod Bearings ,Rear End reinforced)

Brand new BC Coilover installed by 876 motorsports
Maintenance work done by 876 motorsports
Iforge Dayton
Led lights inside

This car has been babied .
NO Reserve auction This is a great collectors car .

This car is pretty much the perfect storm. Laguna Seca Blue is a desirable color, but paired with a neat interior it pushes it up to 11 – and the Cinnamon leather looks great here – though the decode says that it’s not original, as this car left the factory with gray leather. Manual seats are also desirable (thought also not original) and the transmission is the one people want. The seller claims the ‘big three’ are done here as well. With less than 88k on the odometer and minimal mods, even though this one isn’t original and has had a lot of owners, that likely won’t slow down bids much. So far over $21,000 has been pledged on the no reserve auction and it’ll be interesting to see where this one ends. A similar (but more stock) example sold in Canada late last summer for $36,000, which is probably a bit more than I expect to see this one sell for. LSB and PYM E46 coupe may have been polarizing at launch, but they are hot items today!

-Carter

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3 Comments

  1. Love the proportions on this coupe (not the sedan, though, somehow) — just as well done as the late 80s one. Even though I guess the M exterior bits are stock, they all seem a bit tacky and tacked-on to me somehow; would prefer just the non-M bumpers and lower body. Looks like a teenager went nuts with his paycheck. A non-BMW guy’s admittedly ignorant opinion.

  2. Another Cinnamon lover here!

  3. I had a Carbon Black (actually a very dark blue) with Cinnamon car and loved it. I must say though, the interior grew to be ‘orange’ to me the more I spent time in it. Not a bad thing if that’s what you like, but it can be a bit jarring.

    Knowing it’s not original to this car is a bit of value hit I suppose. Plus it has a CarFax issue which should suppress price somewhat. Thanks for sharing.

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