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S54 BMW Z3 M COUPE   £38,495

 

**EXPERIENCED RESTORATION/ 12 BMW STAMPS/ BEAUTIFUL PAINTWORK/ LOW OWNERS** (2002 )

Description

 

Knights Garage welcome to market this increasingly hard to source BMW M Coupe, powered by BMWs final N/A straight six engine famously shared with the E46 M3. Between the years 2001 and 2002 BMW registered only 168 RHD Coupes, just one of a few reasons the nick named “S54” is proving to be a firm favourite with enthusiasts and collectors alike. Our low owner example has been treated to multiple hours of labour and love which needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.

EXTERIOR
Leaving no stone unturned, as the leading specialists of the Z3 M Coupe we started by treating this Sapphire Black example to a full body respray. Glossy black metallic replacing the 15 years of a lightly peppered bumper and bonnet along with light swirl marks. New BMW side sills replacing the early signs of corrosion on the previous pair, a known issue of the M Coupe, but now not this one. Further investigation to the exposed metal work on the underside showed signs of surface rust. We removed, cleaned and powder coated each item a smart black finish and sealed followed with paint to the boot floor area. New bushes all round compliment the underside just as much as the outside. 

INTERIOR
Rather than the usual black all over, SB51 HWW was spec’d with black with grey highlights. Adding in some personality the M Coupe rightly deserves. The hardy cabin textiles are ageing well with the retro styling showcasing the intention of the BMW design team.

OPTIONS
Tilt Sunroof, Black Sapphire, Black/Grey Leather, Hifi System Hardon Kardon.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The BMW straight-six is legendary, and this is a healthy, well maintained example of the breed. We have replaced all gearbox detents, adding new gearbox and diff oil and swapped in a lower mileage clutch. A slick gearchange with keen to get down the road feeling is felt, this S54 certainly is sprightly. Further mechanical prevention to the big end shells which have been a pot luck catastrophic issue with this early S54 engine. BMW supplied shells and ARP bolts now strengthening the bottom end.  

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory 17-inch Roadster wheels have been beautifully restored by Lepsons in shadow chrome. Adding in new centre caps and M stickers. New brakes to the rear and plenty of life up the front. To finish the package off we have powder coated the calipers silver and replaced the pistons and seals for new items, the stopping power is plentiful. The 4 Bridgestone tyres supplying the footing for a feel some drive, plenty of tread still use before a change.

HISTORY FILE
An altogether history file bustling with invoices, the reassurance new owners require indicating the past keeper’s care. The recent owner of ten years cherished his Coupe and thankfully wasn’t afraid to use it. The VANOS was updated in 2014 and as such works effectively and quietly. Our preparation process and inspection prompted that we updated the bearing shells with BMW’s latest version teaming up with ARP bolts. A ticket for multiple more years of engine confidence. Many more items updated before and throughout this restoration journey, all for the benefit of the Coupes next chapter with the new keeper.

SERVICE HISTORY
10 BMW main dealer services and 2 BMW Specialists compliment the maintenance book. Visits at 1,200, 12,914, 24,369, 29,238, 42,678, 56,128, 67,248, 80,603, 93,406, 96,616, 104,821, with a pre-sale major service by us at 119,002 miles. 

PRE-SALES PREP
Knights Garage have carried a full respray and service on the car, replacing the fuel filler, bearing shells, ARP bolts, younger suspension, rear top mounts, younger in miles clutch.  All new badges, wheel nuts, caliper pistons, updated MOT, oil service, new BMW sills, bushes to underside plus much more.

 

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Specification

Engine layout: Front Engined
Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
Engine size (Litres): 3.2

Engine power (BHP): 325

Torque (lbs/ft): 258

Top speed (MPH): 155

Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 5.3 secs

Fuel consumption (MPG): Petrol

Driven wheels: 2

Previous owners: 2
Mileage: 119,000
Year: 2002
Doors: 3
Body type: Coupe
Transmission type: Manual
Fuel type: Petrol
Colour: Black

 

 


 

 

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