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SOLD on or around October 4, 2017

101,200 miles

Sale Price Unknown
2001 BMW M Coupe in Titanium Silver Metallic over Dark Gray & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Titanium Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color Dark Gray & Black Nappa
  • Engine S54

Seller Description

1 of 32 Titanium Silver / Black / Grey S54 M Coupes
CD43 Business CD
Harmon Kardon HiFi Loudspeaker System
Heated Seats
M Leather Steering Wheel
Limited Slip Differential
OEM Front Mud Flaps
IND Shift Knob
Ground Control Coilovers / Camber Plates
Strong Strut Brace
H&R Front Sway Bar
Rotora Big Brakes
Magnaflow Cat-Back Exhaust (NIB Super Sprint Exhaust Available)
18-Inch Staggered Chrome Shadow Apex Arc-8 Wheels
Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Tires
Recent Mx Includes: Clutch, Rod Bearings, S54 Valve Adjustment
California Car
Clean Carfax / No Accidents

The BMW (Z3) M Coupe is the SR-71 Blackbird of the BMW M world (if you have no clue what an SR-71 is you have some Googling to do). The SR-71 was designed by Lockheed’s ultra secret internal Skunkworks division, whereas the BMW M Coupe was the secret internal project of BMW Motorsport GmbH engineer Burkhard Goschel. Following a tradition that resulted in the E30 3 Series Touring, Goschel penned a hatchback onto the already fantastic M Roadster. Adding a lid to a platform originally designed to be a convertible resulted in the most rigid BMW ever at the time. The M Coupe was roughly 260% more rigid than the M Roadster. It was destined to be a one-off novelty hidden deep within the basement vault of M GmbH forever, but then BMW did something shocking—it offered it for sale! Enthusiasts savored in anticipation of a shooting brake-style hatchback with staggeringly unique lines and the power and handling to back them up. Those who could afford the M Coupe snatched them up, but the rest of the world did not receive it so kindly. Its brash and harsh lines were too much for the conservative mainstream late-‘90s BMW audience.

Then in 2001 BMW changed the game again by adding the potent 300-plus horsepower S54B32 engine from the E46 M3. Along with it came revised exterior colors, doorsill and cluster ///M emblems, white-backed interior gauges, and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) in lieu of ASC. Roughly 678 S54 examples were produced, and they have become one of the most desirable BMW models of all time. Strasaphereic appreciation priced most S54 M Coupes into the unattainable or too precious realm, but the market has corrected recently allowing a window of opportunity for those who have wanted one. The M Coupe’s unique and timeless design is still relevant today; the time to get one is now!

BMW M Coupes are one of our speciality vehicles at Glen Shelly. I have owned my personal M Coupe and have been heavily involved in the M Coupe community for over a decade. This Titanium Silver (often referred to by periodic table element names TiAg) over black and grey leather example is 1 of 32 such examples, and number 305 out of 678 total S54 M Coupes. Having barely crossed one hundred thousand miles, it is priced within the attainable realm, but presents like a much younger, lower mileage car. It has benefited from a host of recent routine and preventative maintenance including S54 rod bearing replacement, front strut tower reinforcement, clutch and shift pin service, solid state rear view mirror internals, and replacement of consumables like the engine mounts, transmission mounts, suspension, and brakes. All common issues have been addressed or are not present. Aggressive performance upgrades make it a potent weapon on the track or autocross (although, it has never been tracked yet), but it is still civilized enough for street use—as civilized as an M Coupe could be. The Carfax is clean and has recorded regular mileage intervals throughout the M Coupe’s previous owners. Records from the last two previous owners are included with the sale. I would like to find an owner who will enjoy and appreciate it as only an M Coupe owner can.

I will update this listing shortly with comprehensive exterior, interior, and mechanical descriptions. Contact us in the meantime with questions or to schedule a viewing.



Coated Rod Bearings
Bimmerworld Stainless Steel VANOS Line
K&N OEM Size Air Filter
Magnaflow 14815 Cat-Back Exhaust


AKG 75D Polyurethane Motor Mounts
AKG 75D Polyurethane Transmission Mounts
UUC Oval Delrin Shifter Carrier Bushings
Turner Motorsport Stainless Steel Clutch Line
Clutch Delay Valve Delete


Ground Control Coilovers
650lb Front / 800lb Rear Springs
Ground Control Spherical Bearing Camber Plates
Ground Control Rear Shock Mounts
H&R 28mm Front Sway Bar with Poly Bushings
Status Gruppe Adjustable Sway Bar End Links
Ireland Engineering Poly Subframe Bushings
Ireland Engineering Poly Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
Turner Delrin Front Control Arm Bushings
Strong Strut Tower Brace


Rotora 4-Piston 355mm Front Brakes
Rotora 4-Piston 335mm Rear Brakes
Turner Stainless Steel Brake Lines

Wheels / Tires

Apex Arc-9 Wheels
18” x 8.5” ET38 Fronts
18” x 10” ET25 Rears
Rogue Engineering LTW Spacers
Vorshlag Studs
Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Tires
235/40 R18 Fronts
275/35 R18 Rears

Exterior / Interior

Clear Marker Lights
LeatherZ Magnetic Stone Guards
OEM Front Mud Flaps
IND Shift Knob
Saggy Glovebox Fix
Solid State Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror


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Posted: 10/4/2017 1:49:34 PM by Jon Martin


Posted: 9/8/2017 3:26:03 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $34,500 from $35,500

Posted: 8/6/2017 1:00:56 AM by Jon Martin

We've seen this coupe a few times, but it's had a string of great owners including Project Coupe group member Mark Rand. It's full of great modifications including Ground Control ciolovers, IE subframe bushings, Rotora brakes, and Apex wheels. The recent valve adjustment and coated rod bearings are what really make the price worth it.

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Jon Martin
Fort Collins, CO