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SOLD on or around November 15, 2016

110,000 miles

Sale Price Unknown
2001 BMW M Coupe in Titanium Silver Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Titanium Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Engine S54

Seller Description

It is a 01 S54 Titanium Silver, Black Interior, With Sunroof, 110k Mi. Owned it since 2010.

Modifications are:
Motion Motorsport Underpanel
H&R Street Coilovers
Rogue Rear Shock Mounts
DDM Xenon kit, adjusted to never blind anyone

The list of parts Ive replaced and services performed can fill several pages, and I can provide upon request. All service/maintenance performed either by me, using Forum Knowledge or by Ghery.

Major repairs/Services include (there's a ton more I am not including here to keep the post reasonably short)

Valve Adjustment at 93k Mi
Powerflex front control arm bushings
Valve Cover Gasket
New brakes all around
Dimming Rear View Mirror repaired, (common issue)
Brake system completely flushed
New OE radiator and complete system flush
Alternator is brand new
Entire clutch driveline, from flywheel to clutch pedal has been replaced
Transmission Replaced due to grinding 3rd gear, I purchased Ghery's 5 speed after he swapped to 6 speed.
Shift Pin Service
All coilpacks replaced (original were defective)
New Maf ($$$$)
Spinning Door locks fixed (common issue)
New Fuel Pump

Subframe is just fine, and rod bearings are original but I have no indication of any issues, I can perform oil sample analysis upon request. Last one, many moons ago indicated no problems.

The bad:

Previous to me owning it (I purchased in 2010), 2 previous owners ago (In 2008) it was in a front fender bender, parts were replaced correctly, but the paint job was bad on the hood. I had it resprayed in 2012, but the shop didnt paint it to my standards, and subsequently the owner passed away, leaving me with 0 recourse.  I was going to respray it again before the baby, but didnt get around to it.

Update: I have gotten a few calls with some questions about the fender bender. The car is CLEAR title, was NOT totalled. The radiator core support is original and was not damaged in the accident. I know, only the front bumper cover, left headlight and hood were replaced.

Original Roadstars have curb rash from previous owners, I was going to go with Apex wheels before the baby, but again priorities shifted.

Driver's side tint was scratched when I pulled the glass to fix the spinning door locks, was on my list of stuff to do.

Body condition is consistent with age and mileage there are several minor door dings on driver/passenger doors, nothing a skilled PDR guy couldnt fix.

$28,000 takes it, car has a Kenwood KDC-X994 stereo but will also include factory CD43, also includes all keys and original window sticker.

Again, I am in no rush and don't want to deal with tire kickers, or people that have no idea about Mcoupes.

If the right buyer doesnt come along, I will just hold on to it.

I can be reached on here by PM, at my email, or at my Google Voice number of 818-396-7381


Pasadena, CA

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My Comments

Posted: 11/16/2016 3:50:52 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to Paul. Congrats!

Posted: 8/20/2015 11:03:19 PM by Jon Martin

Off the market one again. Yay!

Posted: 8/16/2015 8:40:03 PM by Jon Martin

Added a few more details about the fender bender

Posted: 7/30/2015 9:59:17 PM by Jon Martin

Back on the market after another 2.5 years. It's getting more and more rare to see S54s under $30k.

Posted: 1/25/2013 2:56:33 PM by Jon Martin

Seller once again made the wise decision to keep it!

Older Comments by Jon Martin

1/3/13 Update - Price reduced to $23,500 from $24,000

11/25/12 Update - Price reduced to $24,000 from $25,000

10/6/12 Update - Back on the market. I just saw this coupe in person at Dorkfest, and it definitely does not show it's mileage on the outside, and it seems as though the owner has take caer of any potential mechanical issues as well including a recent valve adjustment. It shoudl be good to go for a long time.

11/9/11 Update - Seller made the good decision to keep it!

9/18/11 Update - Relisted with a few updates to the description.

8/29/11 Update - The seller just replaced the shocks and struts, He's also going to have the valves adjusted in the next week or two. Both very nice things to have done.

This coupe is definitely well maintained. He's addressed many of the main concerns with the S54 engine including the shift pin service. The rod bearings were not mentioned though. The car definitely does not show it's mileage, and it shouldn't be a concern. The interior is in very nice shape and the exterior is nice besides the curb rashed wheels. Overall it looks like an excellent driver for the price.

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