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79,000 miles

2001 BMW M Coupe in Black Sapphire Metallic over Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Interior Color Laguna Seca Blue & Black Nappa
  • Engine S54
  • Other Attributes Subframe Reinforcement

Seller Description

2001 BMW M Coupe
-Black Sapphire Metallic/Laguna Seca Blue (1 of 2 in this particular color combo)
-79k miles
-3 owners
-Clean title

After five years of ownership, the time has come to sell my m coupe. The car has been an absolute blast but it’s time to move on. The car was originally sold in Florida and has spent the past 16 years in Chicago. I am the 3rd owner.

As far as maintenance is concerned, I’ve done my best to stay on top of everything. Most of, if not all, the shortcomings of the z3 chassis and the s54 engine have been addressed. This includes subframe reinforcement, glovebox repair, seat bushings, rearview mirror fix, vanos repair, and rod bearing replacement.

It should be noted that the engine was replaced with a lower mileage unit after the original engine threw a rod. Since taking ownership, I replaced the rod bearings with wpc treated ones just for peace of mind. The oil pump, engine mounts, and power steering lines were also replaced during this time. Vanos repair was done using the full beisan kit. A valve adjustment was done shortly after.

I recently had the front end resprayed (hood and front bumper) to fix the rock chips that had accumulated over the years. Overall the car presents very well. There are a few small blemishes, as expected with an 18 yr. old car. Three of the four wheels have curb rash on the original chrome shadow finish. There are also a few small dents and various spots of touch up around the car. Touch ups were done by the previous owner using dr. color-chip.

As for the interior, the leather is in pretty good shape with most of the wear being visible on the lower driver’s side bolster. There was a minor tear on the upper driver’s side seat cover when I initially got the car. I replaced it with a new oem leather cover. A new zhp shift knob and new floor mats will be included in the sale.

The car is mostly stock with the exception of bilstein sport suspension, h&r springs, h&r front and rear sway bars, stainless steel brake lines, a short shift kit, and a dinan strut bar. The previous owner had an aftermarket exhaust on the car with resonators welded into the mid pipe. I’ve reverted to the stock mufflers but have not replaced the mid pipe.

Tons of receipts and paper work included. Sold as is. You can reach out to me @ 708-983-9151 (text preferred).


Mount Prospect, IL

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Posted: 5/13/2020 2:20:54 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $35,000 from $36,500

Posted: 4/13/2020 11:25:13 AM by Jon Martin

It's back with a price reduction to $36,500 from $37,000. That seems like a good deal for the rare color combo and subframe reinforcement.

Posted: 4/8/2020 12:41:49 PM by Jon Martin

Reserve not met at $30,950. That's disappointing.

Posted: 4/8/2020 12:04:03 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $27,400 with 15 minutes left

Posted: 4/8/2020 11:49:12 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $25,950 with only 30 minutes left. I assume it will need some more bids to get to the reserve.

Posted: 4/7/2020 3:51:07 PM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $25,700

Posted: 4/2/2020 11:16:15 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding up to $10,554

Posted: 4/1/2020 1:58:55 PM by Jon Martin

It's now on Bring a Trailer with some nice new photos. Bidding is currently at $10,000.

Posted: 12/11/2019 2:28:37 PM by Jon Martin

Off the market

Posted: 10/28/2019 12:15:58 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $37,000 from $38,000 which now seems like a deal given the rod bearings and subframe reinforcement along with the rare color combo.

Posted: 10/10/2019 4:42:26 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $38,000 from $40,000

Posted: 9/27/2019 9:12:07 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $40,000 from $43,000

Posted: 9/9/2019 11:51:02 AM by Jon Martin

I remember when this coupe was listed over 5 years ago. It's not often you come across such a rare combo (1 of 2 total). It has some big-ticket items complete including subframe reinforcement, coated rod bearings, and VANOS service. It has also had all the usual maintenance done. The price seems fair for such a rare coupe.

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