The BMW M coupe always had a lot to live up to. Conceived by five engineers working overtime and undercover, it set out to be a no-holds-barred return to the enthusiast-focused philosophy upon which BMW once built its reputation. Back in 1998 this was the car for those who found the M3 too soft, too understated, and the M roadster too fragile. Still beloved by many of M’s senior engineers today, there is no getting away from the fact this particular masterpiece from Munich is a pedigree Rottweiler – not one cross-bred with a poodle.
With monster tyres and oversized arches the styling was far from discreet. The concept was all about fusing the relatively conventional sportscar design of the standard Z3 with a heavy dose of outright aggression and the added torsional strength that only a tin top coupe provides. This was a return to proper old-school sports cars that demanded the drivers full attention as the wonderful straight 6 soared to 7,600 rpm. This legendary engine produces 325bhp and won the International Engine of the Year award for six straight years in a row from 2001 through to 2006.
One added benefit of these later S54 engined Coupes was the addition of DSC; a very worthwhile companion in this swift coupe.
The first owner bought the car for his 50th birthday present. During his care the car was cherished and every single document kept. We bought the car from the first owner 2011 and have sold her to the last two owners and been responsible for her care during that time.
This truly stunning example is a collector’s dream opportunity. The car has only covered 32,000 miles in the hand of just three fastidious owners and with this level of originality has to be the best example of an S54 M Coupe we know of.
Headlight wash wipe
Luggage compartment net
Front air bags
BMW Business RDS
BMW fitted Tracker. (Serviced two years ago)
6 Stack boot CD Changer
Limited slip differential
BMW alarm system DSC
BMW floor mats. He has also fitted protective mats over the top of these to stop wear
Heated washer jets
Heated front seats
Built 18th September 2001
First registered 21st December 2001
20/11/01 - PDI
27/12/01 - 70 miles Fitted front and rear mud flaps
29/12/01 - 75 miles Fitted Kenlowe engine hot start
26/03/02 - 1444 miles Running in service by Sytner
15/01/02 - Autostyle overmats fitted over the BMW mats
05/07/02 - 2708 miles Sytner fitted AC Scnitzer parts, Z* washer jets and carried out KDS check
27/08/02 - 2998 miles Leak from o/s drive flange seal on diff and repaired by Sytner under warranty
25/05/03 - 6226 miles Engine oil change with Castrol RS
05/06/03 - 6421 miles Inspection I service
19/06/03 - 6839 miles n/s/r wheel replaced as curbed
08/05/04 - 10410 miles Engine oil and filter changed with Castrol RS
14/01/05 - 12451 miles Small chip on front bumper repaired by Chips Away
26/05/05 - 13074 miles Inspection I service, new brake fluid, vanos unit filter changed by Sytner
15/08/06 - 13930 miles EML light came on and camshaft position sensor replaced
10/09/05 - Wing liners removed and car extensively Waxoyled
29/04/06 - 15052 miles Anti-freeze changed and distilled water used
09/08/07 - 15874 miles Inspection I service with Mobil 1 and brake fluid changed by Birds UK
09/11/07 - Tracker serviced
11/05/07 - Small chip in bonnet above headlight repaired by Chips Away
24/06/09 - 17297 miles Inspection II service, Mobil 1 used, new tyres on rear, n/s/f roll bar dive link replaced by Birds UK
10/03/10 - New battery fitted
16/08/14 - 29,074 miles, replace o/s/r tyre, carry out full wheel refurbish, replace dashboard vent, replace o/s/f driving light, replace hose clips, adjust rear bumper
29/04/11 - 18340 miles sold to second owner by Classic Heroes
09/05/11 - 18,409 miles Classic Heroes sales prep work, oil and safety service, o/s/r wheel refurbished, new brake fluid and coolant
01/05/12 - 23,165 Miles Inspection I service and brake fluid change
11/11/14 - 29,974 Miles Oil and safety service, brake discs all round, annual check, air conditioning service.
30/05/15 - 30,529 Miles Lambda sensor replaced
The car is presented in showroom condition throughout.
Supporting the complete service history is every single document and invoice from new, all MOT’s, a hand written maintenance log from first registration, original brochure, original order form and original sales invoice.
Before being presented to the new custodian, the car will pass through our workshop for the normal high level of sales preparation work. The following will be carried out.
Carry out Inspection II service
Carry out annual check
Air condition service
Refurbish all four wheels
Replace exhaust rubbers
Adjust handbrake as too tight
Set clock, date and radio code
Replace front tyres
Replace broken o/s/f grill
Replace PAS pipe.
Clean underside of car and top up rust protection and preventive maintenance
Road test car and MOT
Please enquire with Barney for full details of this wonderful car.
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