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SOLD on or around October 29, 2012

136,000 miles

Sale Price Unknown
2000 BMW M Coupe in Titanium Silver Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Titanium Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Engine S52
  • Other Attributes Subframe Reinforcement

Seller Description

2000 BMW M Coupe
Titanium Silver Metallic / Black Napa
Current Mileage: 136,XXX
Price: $15,000

I purchased this coupe November 4, 2011 from a local enthusiast. I'm not shy in saying that it was in very rough shape when I took possession, but has come a long way from that day. Since then I've been putting time in here and there to get it back into a presentable condition.

I'll detail some of the work I performed below to bring it to this point.

131,433 - Purchased
131.609 - Replaced Bent Wheel
131,609 - Replaced Broken Springs
131,609 - Replaced Strut Top Hats
131,609 - Replaced Spark Plugs
131,609 - Replaced Drivers Side Interior Door Handle
131,609 - Replaced Drivers Side Window Regulator
131,609 - Fixed One Touch Windows
131,823 - Replaced Exhaust Mid-Section
131,823 - Custom Catback Exhaust With MagnaFlow 14815 Mufflers
131,823 - Four New Tires
133,809 - Repainted (Professionally, including replacement of rear bumper)
135,650 - Fixed Inoperative Turnsignals
135,650 - Installed Full Interior
135,874 - Installed New Oxygen Sensors

(This list is not all inclusive, I'm sure there's other major work that I've recently performed.)

The car now has a current VA state safety inspection and has passed VA emissions testing (which, if you live in VA, know how much of a pain it can be.)

Here are the list of goodies I can rattle off about it (but I'm sure there's some I'm missing):

Subframe has been reinforced - It's not a R.F. job, however it's good. I also received a positive second opinion from the shop who did my red coupes "bomb proof" subframe reinforcement;
3.73 rear end;
Ireland Subframe Bushings;
H&R Springs;
Billstein Shocks;
Custom Exhaust;
M50 Manifold;
Replica ACS Wing.

As far as the usual maintenance goes: new tires, new brakes, fresh oil change (just done yesterday)

I've put more money into than I can admit (don't ask, I won't tell!), but it is definitely a good coupe and has served as great daily driver for me. If you're looking for a perfect coupe, this isn't for you. However if you're looking for a good coupe that you're not afraid to drive, this is it. Would also make a great track car, etc.

So, why am I selling? A few simple reasons. First, we just purchased a new house and I'd like to use the funds to assist with some projects. Second, once my Red coupe is running again, I'll lose interest in this car. Third, I get nailed hard with property tax where I live. That simple!

I really hope that an enthusiast picks this up - I'd like to see it go to a good home.


Jonathan Thayer


Aldie, VA

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My Comments

Sold 10/29/12 - Sale pending to a local enthusiast. Sounds like it's going to a good home.

10/23/12 Update - Added some interior photos. Compare them to the previous listing to see how much work has been done.

This coupe is owned by one of the most knowledgeable M Coupe owners who did a great job bringing it back to good condition. He bought it pretty low but I bet he's put quite a bit more than the price difference back into it. It has some great upgrades including subframe reinforcement, 3.73 differential, IE subframe bushings, M50 manifold, and Jonathans's own replica ACS Type II spoiler. It seems like it would be a great driver or track car.

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