For sale right now on AutoTrader is a 2011 BMW 328i coupe that once belonged to Jersey Shore star Snooki.

Snooki's real name is Nicole Polizzi, but she got her nickname in the eighth grade for being the first girl in her circle of friends to make out with a boy. As the reality show star grew up, her reputation continued to evolve. She made her TV debut on the MTV show 'Is She Really Going Out With Him?' where she tries to deal with an over-the-top boyfriend.

The one episode was just a taste for the MTV celeb, and it wasn't until 2009's Jersey Shore that she was able to have a real shot at stardom. Her celebrity really took off in the show's fourth episode when she was punched in the face by a local bar goer. The clip sparked controversy, and many groups wrote the network to complain. MTV pulled the incident from subsequent re-airs of the episode, but it was too late, the punch went viral on the internet almost instantaneously.

Post-punch Snooki found she could suddenly demand five times as much money for public appearances, and up to $30,000 for every episode of the MTV show. Now she is an author and Jersey Shore is set to enter its fifth season.

Earlier this year, the guidette came in to New York's Atlantic Auto Group to pick up a new ride. According to Paul Coppola who works at the dealer, Snooki bought a new Escalade and signed the sun visor of her old car she named Frankie.

The car is surprisingly subtle for someone from The Shore. No excessive modifications or over the top options are to be found on the little BMW coupe.

The car has a manual transmission and BMW's xDrive all wheel drive system, perfect for the area's cold, snowy winters. The one year old car has racked up a little over 12,000 gym, tan, laundry commuter miles, and with an asking price of $36,999 the car compares pretty well with the estimated KBB value.


See the listing here.  Check out the archived copy after it sells.

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J. Mark Sternberg is an automotive journalist, car enthusiast and writer with a degree from the University of Arizona. Mark is a devoted Formula 1 fan and also enjoys boating, flying and attending the occasional track day.

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