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
- 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.