2002 BMW M3 Coupe

This M3 sold for best offer under $37,900 on 11/22/2021.

A Phoenix Yellow M3 coupe? Damn straight I can’t look away. Back in May I looked at the most recent one after a string of a few others:

2004 BMW M3 Coupe

PYM cars continue to hit big numbers when they come up for sale, with a 44k mile 2001 6-speed coupe recently trading for $55,000 – close to its original sticker price. Today’s car has over double the mileage, but it’s also got a bit of a treat inside:

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Year: 2002
Model: M3 Coupe
VIN: WBSBL93452JR12695
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 93,000 mi
Location: Miami, Florida
Price: $37,900 Buy It Now

2002 BMW M3 Coupe

Phoenix Yellow / Kiwi Interior

Clean Carfax – 93k Miles

6-Speed Manual

Up for grabs is arguably one of the most unique E46 M3 examples on the market. The Phoenix Yellow exterior is in near perfect shape as well as the Kiwi leather interior. The Kiwi interior was sourced and the seats were professionally reupholstered prior to installation to look perfect – the car originally came with a Dove interior.

This M3 starts, runs & drives great. The engine makes plenty of power and the transmission shifts smoothly with an excellent good clutch feel. The car rolls on OEM Competition (ZCP) wheels and is bone stock with no performance modifications.

This M3 will definitely set you apart from the crowd. The photos don’t do this car justice as the color combo pops under different lighting. Like any older car, it is not perfect but in very good shape overall for the age and mileage.

YouTube video below:

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Okay, so before you get as excited as I did when you first see the interior – it’s not original to the car. Kiwi was an interior option on the E46 M3 – even in the US – but it’s very rare to see. This car didn’t have it originally and was reupholstered – which, to my eye at least, is not the in lighter Kiwi shade. It’s possible that the images have been heavily processed and color corrected, but the Kiwi tone does not even come close to matching the Phoenix Yellow Metallic shade originally. That said, I think this tone combination works a lot better. It gives the dark M3 interior a real splash of color that it desperately needs. The car was originally equipped with xenons, rain-sensing wipers, navigation, power-adjustable front seats, and that’s about it. Being a 2002, the front strut brace was added and appears to be a later LCI component, and obviously the ZCP wheels were added as well. Other than body-color front reflectors and aftermarket pedal covers, it’s otherwise pretty standard. Mileage is in check, but there’s a blip on the mileage history that should probably be checked out. It also lived in salty states, so while it’s under 100,000 miles and looks super clean, were it mine I’d be doing a heavy investigation of the seams and underside before plunking down money.

The asking price is nearly $38,000, which feels high considering it’s not fully original and has no disclosed maintenance history and a few question marks about its past. But it’s also probably not too far off what someone would pay for a really splashy color combination on a sub-100k mile E46 M3 6-speed in today’s market.

-Carter

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3 Comments

  1. it does look great…but 97K miles…even at $37K…I suppose with a little negotiation it would be great for a regular driver.

  2. Wow, BMW should have done that color interior from the factory! It looks great!

  3. Definitely seems high, but in today’s market you never know. People are spending stupid money on run-of-the mill cars. Off topic but 993 C2s and C4s (not saying they are not nice…) were $80k cars a year ago now selling for $150k and up. 993 TURBOS were selling for significantly less than this a few months ago.Madness…

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