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SOLD on or around September 25, 2023

96,700 miles

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

Seller Description

After wrestling with the idea for some time, I have decided to part ways with my 2000 M Coupe. As many are aware, I barely drive it as it is and I will have even less time to dedicate to the car in the foreseeable future; I may as well retire it from paperweight status and let someone else enjoy it. For anyone looking for a reliable, beautiful street/track/show capable driver example, this car will tick all the boxes.

Many of you are familiar with my car given that prior owner poured a decent amount of time, effort and money into it; I followed suit throughout my ownership as well. As a result, the car benefits from a lengthy list of desirable/valuable upgrades, making it one of the best driver examples around. Today the car sits almost the same (actually better) than when I purchased it, with a little over 3000 new miles - 900 of which were added during the drive home on purchase day. This tells the story as to how little I drive it.

***LENGTHY POST WARNING***: if you made it this far and just want to get to the price/pictures, scroll all the way down; however, the list below is worthy of reading.

There isn’t enough space for me to mention every single detail of work that has gone into the car and therefore I will focus on listing all major/significant items. Without further ado:

2000 Titanium Silver Metallic M Coupe over Dark Gray/Black Nappa Leather (1 of 59 with its particular options)

Clean/clear title and Carfax, 3-owner car (I am #3) with 96,7xx miles

All original sets of keys are included - two regular sets, a valet key, and the plastic key. Original window sticker, documentation dating all the way back to original ownership, and in-service day dealer paperwork included as well!

Engine (Castrol Synthetic Euro Formula 5w-40), transmission (Amsoil Synchromesh) and differential (Valvoline Synthetic 75w-140 with LSD additive) fluids changed 11/22, or ~600 miles ago.

Motor - dyno’d in 2016, put down 234hp at the wheels (so 265-275 at the crank considering a 12-15% drivetrain loss):

  • S54 oil filter housing
  • Zionsville S54 oversize oil cooler
  • S54 oil cooler lines
  • Turner Motorsport oil pan sump baffle
  • Achilles Motorsport reinforced oil pump pickup w/ safety wired pump nut
  • M50 intake manifold conversion using the coveted and no longer made Eurosport adapter kit.
  • Eurosport intake + heat shield
  • Dinan “potato shooters” exhaust
  • New Corteco OEM engine mounts (07/2023)


  • S54 radiator
  • Zionsville expansion tank
  • SPAL 14” fan w/ BMW Motorsport fan stud nut
  • Stewart high-performance metal impeller water pump


  • New Lemforder OEM transmission mounts 03/2023 (UUC transmission mounts + cups included but not installed, for track purposes)
  • Coated stainless steel clutch line
  • Mason Engineering 4130 alloy steel clutch pedal
  • Bimmerbum clutch & brake pedal bushings
  • New clutch master cylinder, new slave cylinder, new giubo: all three replaced 11/22
  • Original transmission was faulty since I purchased the car; replaced transmission with similar/low mileage transmission (off by ~1000 less miles compared to original) + new throwout bearing + new pilot bearing; clutch verified to be like-new since it was replaced under prior ownership, even though it wasn’t required at the time.


  • Randy Forbes (performed BY Randy Forbes) Subframe Reinforcement w/ reinforced dual-ear differential cover/mount
  • Bimmerbum/Mason aluminum front strut bar – weighs <2 lbs!
  • BMW 2.5L windshield washer fluid reservoir


  • TC Kline Double Adjustable coilover suspension. Front struts re-built in 2013, rear shocks replaced in 2022. TC Kline 400# front springs, Hyperco 600# rear springs with Ground Control ride height adjusters + Ground Control E30 Spec (long) spring pads/perches
  • Vorshlag front camber + caster plates
  • Ground Control bottom-mount rear shock mounts with topside full reinforcement and 2-position urethane bushings (set to sport/race); bushings replaced 12/22
  • AKG front control arm bushings (FCAB) - 95A (black)
  • Bimmerworld adjustable front sway bar links
  • AKG 85A (blue) subframe bushings
  • Rear sway bar removed (but included) as it is not required with the higher coefficient springs


  • LeatherZ door ‘elbow pads’
  • Full audio upgrade (details follow)
  • BMW 2-compartment armrest, covered in padded leather by LeatherZ
  • LeatherZ sunroof shade, covered in suede
  • Headliner, A, B, and C pillars re-covered in suede, addressing headliner sag due to age (2021)
  • Illuminated ZHP shift knob
  • Mirror adapter with manual mirror

***not yet installed parts: custom-machined sliders for sunroof (repair not needed as sunroof functions perfectly)***


  • Pioneer DEH-80PRS head unit (considered audiophile level)
  • Alpine PDX-5 Class D amp (75wx4 + 300wx1)
  • All new 16ga wiring from amp to speakers
  • Focal 5.25” 130KR K2 front components
  • JL Audio C2-525X coaxial speakers in roof
  • 2x JL Audio 6w3v3-4 subwoofers
  • Custom subwoofer enclosure built by Robb Morris - houses JL Audio subs under the factory cover.

All in roughly a value of ~$2,000-$2,500 in stereo upgrades.


  • Turner Motorsport wheel studs
  • Custom finish/fitment Work Meister S1 3-piece wheels built to order, 18x9F and 18x11R with Sumitomo HTR Z5 tires in sizes 245-35-18F and 295-30-18R. The setup is tailored to the car and fits beautifully - widths/offsets are more aggressive than what Work normally recommends for the car. Breaks necks everywhere the car goes and wheels/tires have less than 200 miles on them. Value for this setup is ~$6,000.
  • Set of OEM Style 40 ‘Roadstar’ wheels, refinished in Hyper Silver 2-stage powdercoat by Prince Wheel in NC in 2021.
  • OEM BMW Headlight housings with bi-xenon HID projector retrofit (FX-R 2.0 bi-xenon projectors, Sky brackets, Toshiba HIR high-beam bulbs, Morimoto ballasts)


  • StopTech slotted rotors
  • Porterfield R4-S brake pads

Additional stuff:

  • Glovebox sag fixed (2011)
  • Driver and passenger Delrin seat bushings (2018 + 2021)
  • Driver and passenger window regulators and sliders replaced (2014 + 2019)
  • Driver and passenger door handle gaskets replaced (2019)
  • Passenger door lock actuator replaced (2019)
  • New windshield (2021)
  • Trunk hatch latch replaced (2019), I believe the latch actuator rod has also been updated (date unknown)

Imperfections/items needing work:

  • Hood replaced with a DOT-R hood under original owner (two owners ago, prior to 2007). No history of accident as the replacement came from a car backing into the front of the coupe during original ownership.
  • Slight scratch on passenger-side rear bumper that’s barely noticeable and can likely be addressed with a good polish. I’m quite OCD about the car and it doesn’t bother me.
  • There is a small AC refrigerant leak that I have been chasing for a little while. I have replaced both Schrader valves which I found to be leaking and introduced dye into the system. While there is 0 evidence of dye anywhere in the engine bay and the sniffer does not detect a leak, the pressures do drop over time so I suspect it’s either the expansion valve and/or the evaporator, or an o-ring somewhere within. Compressor/clutch/AC button/blower/etc. all verified to work perfectly.

In addition to the above, the car will come with enough spare parts to fill up a small SUV/crossover, including: a set of spare triangle windows with guides, OEM exhaust, all of the original stereo components excluding the CD43 head unit (sold by PO), all water/coolant hoses with new hose clamps (intended for a future refresh), multiple sets of hub centric spacers, wheel lugs, and much more.

Setting price at $39,368 as it sits with everything included, located in West Palm Beach, FL. Seriously inquiries only.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

PS: I’m currently on international travels and will return home on Sunday, at which point I can provide any additional photos and be more responsive.


West Palm Beach, FL

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Posted: 9/25/2023 10:24:29 AM by Jon Martin

Sale pending!

Posted: 9/18/2023 4:43:06 PM by Jon Martin

This is an incredibly well sorted coupe with some choice upgrades like Randy Forbes kit installed by Randy himself, TC Kline D/A coilovers, Work Meister wheels, and so much more. It's in great shape and is well known by the coupe community having attended both Schuh Syndikat and Dorkfest over the years. It's even been in my driveway here in Colorado. The price seems fair to me.

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