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      03-16-2023, 09:32 AM   #1
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Revisiting an M Coupe - Meeting your hero

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Nice write up on revisiting an icon.

The BMW M Coupe Proves It's Not Wrong to Want to Meet Your Heroes

https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...m-coupe-drive/
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      03-25-2023, 05:17 AM   #2
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Early this century I had a pale yellow M-Coupe. It's the only car I wish I still had!
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Early this century I had a pale yellow M-Coupe. It's the only car I wish I still had!
Same here. Sold the clown shoe when we were expecting our first born and we were just starting out. I was starting my career and put all our money to buy our first house.
Never regretted the decision but still wish I would have kept it.
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In December 2001, I took delivery of a Toledo Blue E39 530i through the Performance Center Delivery program in Spartanburg, SC. (I became a huge fan of this program and have done it a couple more times since then.) Back then, before you took delivery of your car, there was a fleet of available models in the parking lot, and you picked whichever one you wanted to drive yourself the short distance over to the factory tour. The one I picked ó and I'm still a little shocked it was available ó was a blue Clown Shoe exactly like the one pictured in that story. Driving my new 5-series home later that day made me a lifelong BMW fan, but rowing the gearbox in that lovable M Coupe earlier in the day definitely did not hurt the cause.
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Early this century I had a pale yellow M-Coupe. It's the only car I wish I still had!
Early this century I bought a Dakar Yellow II M Coupe. I still have the same car. It was my first new car purchase using my own money.

Over the past 2+ decades, I've thought about selling but each time I just go for a long drive and come back not wanting to sell.
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      03-25-2023, 01:50 PM   #6
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Early this century I bought a Dakar Yellow II M Coupe. I still have the same car. It was my first new car purchase using my own money.

Over the past 2+ decades, I've thought about selling but each time I just go for a long drive and come back not wanting to sell.
Please share some pics!
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      03-25-2023, 01:51 PM   #7
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great caró-drove a few times years ago. A friend bought one a few years ago and sold it. I loved how unhinged it felt under load and pressureósomething I love about my 1M too but older M cars didnít make you feel confident until you LEARNED itís behaviour and I love that feeling.

from a time when sports cars were still sports cars and didnít come with cringey gimmicks, AWD, and slush boxes.
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Same here. Sold the clown shoe when we were expecting our first born and we were just starting out. I was starting my career and put all our money to buy our first house.
Never regretted the decision but still wish I would have kept it.
The clown shoe was the first time I started obsessing over cars when I was in high school. Yours was absolutely beautiful.
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I almost bit the bullet on a Boston Green / tan s52 car post Covid, but purchased an e28 instead.

One of the best color combos on any BMW, even more so on a clown shoe.

Still on my short list of cars to pickup at some point.
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      03-25-2023, 04:25 PM   #12
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This car was like the XM; an experiment from BMW.

Only this car is actually cool and I wish I could have one.

The XM on the other handÖ
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      03-25-2023, 04:36 PM   #13
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The clown shoe was the first time I started obsessing over cars when I was in high school. Yours was absolutely beautiful.
This post brings back so many memories...
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Weirdest looking car ever...



but damn cool and I want one.
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Weirdest looking car ever...
...but damn sexy when viewed from the rear.

I've done some fun runs with a bunch of clownshoe devotees in my Z4MC. They are definitely entertaining! The antiquated rear suspension can limit the cornering prowess somewhat, but nothing dampens the enjoyment.
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So goofy looking, yet so freaking cool. Quirky in a very good way!

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This post brings back so many memories...
Back when being different wasn't ugly, whereas now most of BMW's new lineup is pretty ugly lol. But then again, what do I know? I think the Z4 coupe is one of the best looking cars but I'm usually in the minority.
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Man... this brings back a funny moment from college.
I had a great thing going, I helped a sorority set up and run a charity car wash one Friday afternoon... IT WAS AMAZING!! A dude drove up in one of these and the girls laughed so hard the dude drove off... even after paying for a scrub-a-dub. (it looked like a small P3%!$ mobile they said.)
Everytime I see one, I chuckle now
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I almost bit the bullet on a Boston Green / tan s52 car post Covid, but purchased an e28 instead.

One of the best color combos on any BMW, even more so on a clown shoe.

Still on my short list of cars to pickup at some point.
Boston green was only offered 1 year in 1999 before they switched to Oxford green. Mine has 43,000 miles and I was starting to think I should trade it for an e30 M3, but not after this post. Long live the clown!
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Nice write up on revisiting an icon.

The BMW M Coupe Proves It's Not Wrong to Want to Meet Your Heroes

https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...m-coupe-drive/
Fun read thanks for sharing!
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This post brings back so many memories...
The bra haha! Glad you tracked her!
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