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SOLD on or around October 23, 2018

31,485 miles

Sale Price Unknown
2001 BMW M Roadster in Imola Red 2 over Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Imola Red 2
  • Interior Color Imola Red & Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S54
  • Title Branded

Seller Description

Want a rare, imola red, classic roadster with 320 HP, that does 0-60MPH in 4.75 seconds, sticks to the road like velcro and corners like it's on rails?
Motor Trend says of this 6-cylinder rocket: "So powerful is the engine and so immediate are its responses to driver input that quick hands and feet are a prerequisite to driving the M Roadster. With just 9.9 lb of car being propelled by each horsepower, the 0-60-mph time is 4.7 sec." and has en electronically controlled top speed of 155 mph.

Sadly, I'm selling my beloved M as it doesn't get the use & love it deserves her in Ohio. My loss is your gain. This very rare classic with only 31K miles and has been garage kept, professionally maintained and only summer driven. It turns heads wherever it goes, accelerates like a bandit and eats up winding roads while the wind blows through your hair. What an awesome feeling!

If you're a BMW enthusiast, you'll know BMW made very few of these rare buggies with the M3 E36 6-cylinder engine that packs a whopping 320 HP vs the 240HP from previous years. It has all the creature comforts of A/C, heated 2-tone leather seats, power everything, top of the line stereo, ... and safety features (ABS, air bags, auto seatbelt tensioners etc). It has a custom wind screen, new floor mats, extra M bling/accents and if you're a good customer I'll throw in the high end car cover (while designed for outdoors, I used it to keep dust off the car while in the garage).

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The car is in excellent mechanical shape, drives true and proved very reliable for the 7+ yrs I've owned it. In past 3 years, I've replaced the battery, windshield, clutch slave cylinder, and cam shaft sensor. It's ready to roll. You won't find a car with this low miles, in this excellent shape for anywhere close to this price. I can give you the carfax, and the few maintenance records I have.

The history of the car that I got from the previous owner and CarFax is it was in an accident early in its life in Florida. The guy I bought it from owned a BMW auto wrecking business in Seattle and lovingly restored it since he had access to skills and know how. He drove it for several years but sold it when they had kids. I was an over cautious/anal buyer when I learned it had been in an accident so had the car thoroughly checked out by a frame shop and by an import repair shop. CarFax indicated a "salvage" title on it for this reason and I've taken pricing down to reflect this. The only things I know are wrong are the outdoor temp gauge (useless for a convertible so I never got it fixed) and the seat belt holder/clip (I have the part but I believe it takes an upholstery shop to take the leather off to replace it) Go to a dealer, look online and cars with similar miles are $25-30,000. You're getting a great deal.

Please don't bother calling if you aren't serious, don't have a certified check ready to buy, or try to haggle before you've even seen the car. Craigslist (my experience) has some of the most wonderful, honest people but also some twits that I have no time for. I'm looking for a fair, honest buyer who knows what this car is, will give my baby a good home and give a clean/efficient purchase.


Mason, OH

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Posted: 10/23/2018 10:13:36 AM by Jon Martin

Listing removed; looks like it sold

Posted: 9/16/2018 9:07:03 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $16,700 from $17,500

Posted: 9/10/2018 2:36:51 PM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $17,500 from $18,000

Posted: 8/18/2018 10:33:18 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $18,000 from $18,500

Posted: 8/1/2018 12:25:00 AM by Jon Martin

Price reduced to $18,500 from $19,200

Posted: 7/15/2018 12:44:46 AM by Jon Martin

The salvage title is a bummer, but it is also a very low mileage S54. It looks to be in great shape. I think the price seems very fair.

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