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SOLD on or around May 20, 2015

38,200 miles

Asking Price: $30,500
2000 BMW M Coupe in Titanium Silver Metallic over Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Titanium Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
  • Engine S52
  • Other Attributes Sunroof-Delete
    Subframe Reinforcement

Seller Description

I'm the second owner privileged to drive this rare over-the-top garage queen (low mileage, sunroof delete, and subframe reinforced!). Clean and well maintained. Never wrecked, no body work, not tracked, etc. Thousands invested in performance, convenience, and aesthetics mods.

Priced at $31,900.
Location: Apex, NC (suburb of Raleigh)
Serious inquiries / principals only to

2000 BMW M Coupe (S52)
Titanium Silver over Estoril Blue

Sunroof delete option

Randy Forbes "Buns of Steel" rear subframe reinforcement (no subframe issues – Randy's reinforcement kit was installed preemptively)
Rogue Engineering dual ear diff cover w/custom paint
Ireland Engineering subframe bushings
Rogue Engineering tranny mounts

Fikse Mach V wheels with BMW valve stem caps
H&R springs
Bilstein shocks
replaced original tire inflation kit (expired) with Continental ContiComfotKit (expires 11/2016)

PBR MetalMaster brake pads
Painted brake calipers
Goodridge stainless steel brake lines
BMW E36 Euro floating rotors

HID Xenon headlights
PIAA bumper lights and high beams
Daytime running lights

Strong Strut chrome strut tower brace
Stubby antenna
AC Schnitzer roof spoiler and front splitters

Euro wiper module
Chrome windshield wipers
Z8 chrome windshield washer nozzles

Z3Solutions parts: magnetic stone guards, magnetic door guards
Ron Stygar parts: chrome Z8 strut tower caps, chrome caliper springs, chrome engine parts, rear hatch latch fix, rear windshield wiper check valve fix, rear shock mount reinforcement plates.
Hoodliner w/custom painted BMW logo
Coupe decals
Llumar Titanium window tint
Xpel “clear bra” paint protection

S54 Oil Cooler upgrade
VDO Oil Pressure gauge mounted on A-pillar
Zionsville aluminum radiator upgrade
Jim Conforti CAI and Shark S/W
Supersprint stainless steel exhaust w/DTM tips

Valentine V1 Radar Detector custom-mounted on dash, with separate hidden display (unit updated May 2013 by Valentine to latest firmware / software version)
Whalen's Delrin bushing replacement to both seats.
Polished aluminum shift knob
UUC MotorWerks polished aluminum e-brake handle
E46 aluminum pedal set including dead pedal
Legend 5 billet steel door sills
Chrome “hockey sticks” on doors
Gericia chrome door handle covers
Chrom Design parts: headlight knob, door lock surrounds, lighter knob, front lower grill
LeatherZ parts: center armrest with ///M embroidery, two-tone shift boot, A-pillar trim, steering wheel tabs, side armrests, custom amp enclosure covering
Ron Stygar parts: chrome interior door handle surrounds
Z3Solutions parts: door storage organizer

Blaupunkt Monterey head unit
Blaupunkt Thummer remote control
Blaupunkt 10-CD Changer
MB Quart component speakers (footwell, door)
Alpine coax speakers (rear roof)
JL Audio 8” subwoofer in stock sub location (the cover falls off! )
2-Zapco amps (360 and 150)
Custom ///M amp enclosure
Auto door lock on engine start
Interior lighting: footwell, center console, door handle LEDs
Alarm LEDs in top of interior door panel
Alarm arm/disarm light flash mod

The ETK and TIS CDs, which give you complete service and parts information.

After I bought it in the May 2013 at 32k, it only required this work to refresh it:
Fresh battery, Whalen's seat bushings, the Valentine update, Mobile1 and Mahle filter, OEM fuel filter, radiator system cleaned and machine-flushed / filled, replaced brake fluid (ATE Type 200 DOT4)

What it needs, to the best of my knowledge .…
As it turns out, long-term garage queens apparently don’t prefer heat / sunlight  - within months of  purchasing the car, the Llumar Titanium window tint creased  on the passenger window (see pic), and the Xpel “clear bra” paint protection developed minor cracks uniformly everywhere. And the paint disappeared off the hood roundel !

The steering wheel-mounted stereo head unit controller has just stopped working. 

Some spares too…

Seller's / Jon's original wording and comments from 2013:


Apex, NC

My Ratings


My Comments

Posted: 5/20/2015 12:32:00 PM by Jon Martin

Sold for $29,000 which seems very fair all around

Posted: 4/15/2015 4:37:12 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $30,500 from $31,900 which I think is fair for such a well-sorted coupe.

Posted: 4/7/2015 10:08:37 PM by Jon Martin

Still looks very nice overall. The clear bra is the biggest concern but relatively easy to replace. I still think it's modification list reads like most of our dream lists including: Randy Forbes Subframe, Rogue Engineeering diff cover, SupersSprint DTM exhaust, Fikse wheels, Euro rotors, Stront Strut, AC Schnitzer splitters and spoiler, and lots more. It also has a lot of parts that are no longer available or custom.

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