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SOLD on or around October 19, 2021

35,085 miles

Asking Price: $79,995
2001 BMW M Coupe in Imola Red 2 over Special Order
  • Exterior Color Imola Red 2
  • Interior Color Special Order
  • Engine S54
  • Other Attributes Subframe Reinforcement

Seller Description

This 2001 BMW M Coupe is finished in Imola Red over a retrofitted Extended Walnut interior and is powered by a 3.2-liter S54 inline-six mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Additional equipment includes an electric sunroof, staggered-width 17″ Style 40 wheels, air conditioning, cruise control, heated front seats, Coco mats, and a BMW Business CD stereo paired with aftermarket speakers, amplifiers, and a subwoofer. The car spent time in Washington State and South Carolina before it was acquired by the selling dealer and relocated to California in 2020. Service is said to have included new rear subframe mounts, rear bushings, rod bearings, and engine mounts along with VANOS updates and the installation of a Supersprint exhaust and X-pipe. This M Coupe has 36k miles and is offered with service records, build process photographs, an accident-free Carfax report and a clean California title.

The car is finished in Imola Red (405) and equipped with a rear wiper and fog light, fender vents, an electric sunroof, and quad exhaust tips. The hood was reportedly repainted when clear paint-protection film was removed. Factory M side grilles as well as Z3 side grilles are said to be included in the sale.

Factory 17″ Style 40 Roadstar wheels wear Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires that show 2019 date codes. Features include Dynamic Stability Control and disc brakes at all four corners. The vehicle is said to have received rear subframe updates and replacement trailing arm bushings, sway bar bushings and links, and differential cover bushings.

The cabin features power-adjustable heated seats upholstered in Extended Walnut which extends to the dashboard, center console and door panels. The interior components were sourced from a contemporary Z3 coupe and replaced the car’s factory black interior. Amenities include air conditioning, cruise control, a luggage compartment net, a LeatherZ armrest, and CocoMat floor mats with walnut dots. The BMW Business CD stereo and Harman Kardon sound system uses JL speakers, a four-channel JL main amplifier, and a subwoofer driven by a separate Kenwood amplifier.

A leather-wrapped steering wheel features an Extended Walnut lower insert and frames a 170-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The odometer indicates 36k miles, approximately 500 of which were added by the selling dealer.

The 3.2-liter S54 inline-six is equipped with individual throttle bodies and was factory rated at 315 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. Senders have been installed for the VDO oil pressure and water temperature gauges on the center stack. A Besian Systems VANOS kit and Randy Forbes coated rod bearings were reportedly installed, and an oil change was performed in July 2021.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential said to have been changed to a 3.46:1 ratio. Modifications include a Supersprint exhaust with an X-pipe. The most recent California smog check was reportedly performed in July 2020. Additional photos of the underside are available in the gallery below.

The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage, lists history in Washington State, South Carolina, and California, and notes one open recall.

Previous Listing:
Wow! One of One in this color combo. Imola Red with Extended Walnut Interior. It doesn't get any cleaner than this. All original equipment. Over 2000 hard copy photos of preventative service/maintenance done. 3 Ring binder with all of the documents of service/maintenance. 4 Keys.

Randy Forbes completed: rear subframe (no issues, preventative only) and replaced all of the bushings in the rear end of the car including rear trailing arm bushings, sway bar bushings and links, and the differential cover bushings
Randy Forbes also upgrade the Vanos unit with the complete compliment of Beisan upgrade parts, all preventatively
Randy Forbes upgrade the connection rod bearings to the latest BMW Units, with his coating on them
New Motor Mounts
3.46 Differential Prior Owner Purchased New from BMW in 2001
Superprint exhaust and X-Pipe
Cocomats with Walnut Dots
Wheels original to car no curb rash, Brand New Michelin tires installed June 2020
The factory audio system has been upgraded with JL speakers at all 4 corners, and Kicker subwoofer in factory location
The main amplifier is a JL 4-channel unit and subwoofer is driven by a separate, smaller Kenwood amplifier
LeatherZ Armrest
Comes with original M side grills and also z3 side grills
Rear Foglight is installed and functioning
Senders are installed for VDO oil pressure and water temperature gauges.


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Posted: 10/19/2021 11:03:28 PM by Jon Martin


Posted: 9/19/2021 8:04:59 AM by Jon Martin

Reserve not met at $59,999

Posted: 9/17/2021 12:29:11 AM by Jon Martin

Bidding only up to $42,500 so far with just a day left

Posted: 9/12/2021 8:09:46 PM by Jon Martin

Not sold. Now on Bring a Trailer. Bidding is currently at $42,000

Posted: 7/31/2021 9:47:15 AM by Jon Martin

Listings removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 6/29/2021 7:58:53 AM by Jon Martin

Price up to $89,995 from $79,995

Posted: 4/20/2021 2:24:00 PM by Jon Martin

Added an awesome new photo set

Posted: 3/30/2021 8:47:45 AM by Jon Martin

Added nice new photos

Posted: 8/7/2020 9:38:17 AM by Jon Martin

It's kind of sad to see a coupe this special back on the market again so soon. I have nothing but good things to say about it, but the new price seems optimistic even for this coupe. I will say that I like that the original ///M side gills were put back on though.

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