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SOLD on or around June 17, 2018

116,000 miles

Asking Price: $21,000
2000 BMW M Coupe in Alpine White 3 over Dark Beige Oregon
  • Exterior Color Alpine White 3
  • Interior Color Dark Beige Oregon
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

2000 M Coupe
S52 Engine
Alpine White/Dark Beige Oregon
116k miles
5-speed manual transmission
Rarity: 1 of 26 in this paint/interior combination
Asking price: $21,000
Recent CarFax and PPI
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Contact: Don Lewis 805-448-8013

A unique and rare sports car: fewer than 2900 made. Looks awesome, drives beautifully.

California car originally; spent some time in Hawaii. No accidents. Mechanically it's excellent and has a lot of cool upgrades. Everything works, and the AC runs cold. Always either garaged or under cover.

Paint looks excellent with a few small chip repairs on the hood and other areas. The hood also has a dime-sized chip/ding. Front and rear bumpers resprayed at a local body shop within last 1k miles.

Interior shows some wear in spots: driver's seat has a split in one of the backrest seams, there's wear on the center console arm rest and seat bolster; the driver's side door has a wear spot where the previous owner rested his elbow. Paint around the window switches on the center console is worn, and the gauge console has a small crack on a switch cut-out. There are a few outstanding niggling cosmetic details that you can work on over time that don't affect the vehicle's functionality. Under the hood, some of the paint was exposed to solvent (the previous owner was not very clear on this) and came off in spots. It looks like it's just worn a bit; I re-sprayed the strut towers and they look good.

Clutch, flywheel and short shift kit came from the previous owner. I replaced the H&R RSS Club Sport Coil-overs with the TC Kline suspension kit because they were too stiff for standard road work.

Value is rising. Current asking price is based on condition, mileage and rarity compared to other cars on M Coupe Buyers Guide. I can negotiate on price, but within reason.

TC Kline SA Coil-Over Kit, F&R, 450/550 springs; lowered ~1.5-inch
New M5 clutch (at 105k miles)
UUC lightened fly wheel
Pagid Rotors, Hawk F&R pads/sensors
Short shift kit with selector rod and BMW knob
K&N intake (included; not installed)
Stewart HP Water Pump
Shark Injector
Dinan Strut Brace

Work/New Parts: (all within last 4k miles, unless noted otherwise)
Clutch/transmission: M5 clutch, slave cylinder, stainless steel clutch hose, clutch pedal spring guides replaced
Cooling system: Stewart High Perf water pump, t-stat, housing, hoses
Engine: New AMC Cylinder Head, VANOS o-ring replaced, PS hose, cam belt, belt rollers, fuel injectors (2), O2 sensor, oil pipes, spark plugs, steering pump hose, throttle body cleaned, oil filter bracket gasket replaced, new ducts and gaskets, piston heads de-carboned
Suspension/Tires/Brakes: TA Kline Coilover/Shock kit, rear camber kit, new rear tires and front end alignment at 113k miles, frnt end aligned, Continental Extreme Contact Sports on front (less than 1000 miles); Goodyear G Force Sport Comp on rear (less than 4k miles); all new rotors, pads and sensors at 112k miles.
Interior: Seat bushings replaced (Delrin), sagging glove box fixed, CocoMats floor mats (Furstil 6.6) replaced OEM mats.
Electrical: Cam shaft position sensor, alternator, headlight lenses (replaced due to burnt lenses), Pioneer stereo, Air bag module (have two extra ones)
Exterior/body: front and rear bumpers re-painted at 115k miles, BMW OEM shorty antenna, fender rock guards, hood emblem, rear hatch struts
Other: recent oil and filter, original owner's manual; recent Carfax, Pre-Purchase Inspection

Check out the M Coupe Buyer's Guide for more information on this great car:


Santa Barbara, CA

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My Comments

Posted: 6/17/2018 10:22:50 PM by Jon Martin


Posted: 5/31/2018 7:46:01 AM by Jon Martin

Back on the market with some new maintenance. The price hasn't gone up though and is still fair.

Posted: 3/26/2018 11:31:09 PM by Jon Martin

Off the market for now

Posted: 3/12/2018 1:31:00 AM by Jon Martin

It has tons of great new parts both for maintenance and upgrades. Highlights for me are the TC Kline coilovers, Stewart waterpump and M5 clutch. The interior could use a little freshening but it's a great base to start from. The price seems fair to me.

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