Miles and Miles: 1999 BMW M Coupe E38

If you’ve ever driven a BMW inline-6 with a few miles on the odo (and I have…do regularly, in fact) you typically wince every time you turn the key and hope that high revving beast will turn over and do its thing without something expensive going kablooee.   Knock on Bavarian hardwood, it’ll start each time…and the proof in the pudding is cars like this..because 285,000 miles on an M engine is more than a testament to German engineering…it is astonishing.  What is also astonishing is the meteoric price increase seen in these cars in the past few years, so it is nice to find one offered for sub $10k. Find this 1999 BMW M Coupe offered for $9800 in Santa Rosa, CA via craigslist.


 From the seller:

1999 BMW M Coupe 

condition: excellent 

cylinders: 6 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 285000 

paint color: silver 

size: compact 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: hatchback 

Car collector alert – RARE 1999 BMW M Coupe. 5 speed manual. S52 engine. 285k mi. Compare to low mile M Coupe’s – this car is going for over $50k today.




SO MUCH FUN TO DRIVE. High miles, but excellent condition. Running great, working everything. Body is extremely clean with no dents. Only very minor issues like rear windshield wiper not functioning. S52 engine still running like a champ.



Just had the subframe checked out, and there are zero cracks or spot weld issues.



Firm on price. Not interested in trades. Not willing to talk about shipping.

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