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SOLD on or around September 10, 2015

82,000 miles

Asking Price: $32,000
2001 BMW M Coupe in Oxford Green 2 Metallic over Dark Beige Oregon
  • Exterior Color Oxford Green 2 Metallic
  • Interior Color Dark Beige Oregon
  • Engine S54

Seller Description

Greetings fellow Dork owners and soon-to-be Dork owners! It is with much regret I need to find a new home for my beloved Oxford Coupe (Green Monster). I'm selling as we are looking to buy a home and I'm trying to save for a deposit.

I've had her for 3 years, and she's an original California gal her whole life. The first two owners were in the same family (mother, then son). I'm the third owner. I acquired her with 76k miles, and the odometer now reads 82k miles. I had a PPI completed by East Bay European in San Rafael (By the owner, Nate who is by all accounts an expert in the Z3 chassis based on the shear volume of work he has done on these cars).

Solid and intact subframe with no-cracks, and in throughly good mechanical shape.

Here are the details:

Price $32,000

2001 M Coupe (Oxford Green / Beige)
S54 motor
completely stock apart from:
ZHP shifter knob
Leather Z gear level and handbrake covers
modified auto - dimming rear view without the fluid (won't leak)
Removed the steel plate from the glovebox (no box sag)
BMW Traffic Pro fitted with new speakers/tweeters/sub speaker
OEM Z3 space saver tire kit (which fits and clears the ///M brakes)

Full Repaint:

The car has had a 3 month, windows out and panel removed repaint to correct a series of scratches and paint damaged by tree sap. The passenger side rear wing was dented so I had a new OEM one fitted. It is the only body part which is not original. I have all the receipts for the work, and new parts . The car was repainted by European Collision in San Francisco, after many months of 'interviewing' a suitable shop to perform the work. I dealt with one of the owners exclusively during this process and understood his attention to detail. Being a BMW enthusiast himself, he understood what I was looking for.

During the repaint, I had all the window seals replaced, new badges, grilles, side vents on the hood. I also had the roof rails and spoiler color matched which makes the car look a little bit more modern (similar to how these items are painted on the E46 3-series). I do have the original roof rails unpainted also.

The wheels were also refinished in chrome shadow (not OEM chrome shadow paint, but powder coating which is more durable) , and new Continental DW tires (less than 1 year old)

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Maintenance and Care:

I've only put 6k miles on the car since I've bought it, but I've changed the oil annually. I switched from Castrol to Motul oil after speaking to many BMW race engine builders who saw less bearing failure on cars run with Motul. I also have Blackstone lab reports showing normal wear details for this engine.

The clutch was replaced by the PO and I replaced the master and slave cylinders as they need to be replaced also.

The car has been garaged in a private garage since I've had her, and not even driven in any rain.

The rear shocks are koni yellows with rogue mounts. The fronts are still original (but have great rebound and control) and I will include the new koni inserts and a spare pair of E36 housings modified to fit the koni inserts.
This car has never been tracked.

Extras included with the sale of the car:
Sunroof cover
Two Italian car covers (indoor and outdoor)
New Z4M steering wheel (was planning to fit this)
Various maintenance and spare parts (Bentley book and manuals)
Space saver spare wheel
OEM ///M trunk carpet and floor mats
Brand new spare 2001 M mirror still in box unopened ($500 from BMW)


Airbag light is illuminated
Stereo has some static sometimes

Overall condition:

I would rate the car overall at an 8/10, with some minor drivers and passenger seat bolster wear as the only signs of the cars mileage. Please PM me for interest and help me find the right home for her!

Thanks for looking .



Ronan O'Mahony
San Francisco, CA

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Posted: 9/11/2015 8:29:42 AM by Jon Martin

Sold to Mark. Congrats!

Posted: 9/7/2015 8:54:41 AM by Jon Martin

I'm kind of bummed he's letting it go as an oxford green S54 is basically irreplaceable. He did a lot of work to get it into the great condition it is in now. The couple modifications are great ones, and the extras are very cool too. The price seems pretty good given the rarity, good owner, and extras.

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