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SOLD on or around February 24, 2021

146,000 miles

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

Seller Description

Awesome Estoril Clown Shoe on offer with 145000 miles and full history of two owners, the first being the dealership owner's family until 5000 miles, then one owner since. The car runs and drives beautifully with full maintenance just done along with lots of other upgrades. I am a BMW technician and shop owner and know these cars well. This car was garage kept and I have the maintenance records from new. It is in terrific condition, was originally owned by the Kuni family here in Portland where it has lived it's whole life.

It came to my shop needing the rear body repair at the differential mount and I bought it at that point. We installed the Randy Forbes reinforcement kit, including the e36 differential cover which has two mounts instead of the stock single attachment point. This is a huge job requiring the removal of the rear subframe and rear interior. The rear end of this car will now support any power you want to throw at it.

During the body reinforcement job, we installed new Bilstein Sport dampers and H&R Sport springs, H&R front anti-roll bar, new shock and strut mounts and bearings, new Lemfoerder control arms, '95 M3 solid control arm bushings, new front wheel bearings, brake pads and rotors, urethane rear subframe mount bushings, resealed the differential, 10 and 15mm wheel spacers F&R, and thoroughly cleaned the entire underside of the car. The suspension is now almost completely new and it drives perfectly. The sticker price for this work is over $15000.

It has a new Autosolutions short shift kit which I consider to be the best on the market and Remus rear mufflers that sound fantastic, otherwise it is stock. Full maintenance service includes fresh engine, transmission and differential oils, brake fluid. My detailer spent two days on the car including removing the seats for full carpet cleaning, underbody and wheel well cleaning, trim-off paint polishing, and leather treatment. It is super clean and looking great.

Carfax shows one accident in 2005 and paperwork includes the Kuni BMW dealership repair invoice for $3180 so it clearly wasn't that bad. Other than that, the Carfax shows clean title, no structural damage, regular service, confirms odometer and ownership history. Complete service records from 5000 miles onward included.

The tires have very few miles on them but are old. If I were keeping the car I would remove the tires and have the wheels painted, but I figured I would leave that to the new owner so you can get what you want. I'm happy to facilitate that or any other work or modifications you might want. I have an OBD1 intake and Superprint headers, Schrick cams and other things that could go on it - what are you looking for? We can build it.

If you are looking at this ad you know where the value of these cars is going, and finding one is increasingly difficult. S54 cars are now fetching $40k+ so there is still plenty of headroom on the value. Check out this sale of an S54 car in similar shape with 110k on it:

The car can be seen at my BMW shop in SE Portland, I am available nearly all waking hours for the best full-disclosure buying experience available. We can put the car on the lift, peruse the photo story of the Forbes kit installation, and you can see the kind of work we do. There is almost no question I cannot answer about these cars, I have owned and worked on them for more than 20 years.

Clean and clear title is ready to go.

Please be a serious buyer and call me for an appointment to check out the car in person. If you are not in Portland, I am very familiar and comfortable with long distance transactions and can provide references. My Bring a Trailer handle is fastbimmers, feel free to check my sale history there. If I don't sell the car locally soon, it will get listed on BaT.

I am happy to consider offers made in person, in cash after you have seen the car. Text and lowball offers will be ignored. I will not trade for a goat or cash your Nigerian prince's check. I do not need help selling my car nor go on pointless joyrides. Please be a serious buyer and ask you wife first!

I will be adding photos in the next couple of days with the reprieve in the rain but I am hoping you will just come running to see it in person! Text or call anytime.


Portland, OR

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Posted: 2/24/2021 7:34:09 AM by Jon Martin

Listing removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 2/17/2021 5:11:56 PM by Jon Martin

New photos added which look nice, but price up to $27,500 from $27,000

Posted: 2/15/2021 9:49:03 AM by Jon Martin

It sounds like all the right things have been done including a Randy Forbes kit. It has some good upgrades too. It seems like it woudl make agood driver.

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