This 2001 BMW M Roadster was sold new at Crevier BMW in Santa Ana, California and remained in Orange County with the first owner until 2012. The second owner acquired the car in February 2012 and moved it to Nashville, Tennessee, and the seller drove it to his home in Oklahoma after purchasing it in April of that year. He relocated this example to Kentucky in 2015, where it has been enjoyed as a weekend driver and garaged when not in use. The 3.2-liter S54 inline-six is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission and has been serviced with a valve adjustment, new VANOS filter, ignition coils, battery, and more under current ownership. Numerous factory accessories include a seatback windscreen, BMW tonneau cover, and full valve shim kit. This M Roadster is now being offered with service records back to 2012, a clean Carfax, and a clean Kentucky title in the seller’s name.
The car was built in August 2001 and is believed to be one of 921 produced for that model year. The Imola Red (405) paint holds a nice shine in photographs, with faults limited to a small scratch on the lower right portion of the front bumper, a light scratch underneath the air dam, and a small area of paint behind the driver-side rear wheel well that was touched-up. All of the body panels and the front windshield are said to retain their matching VIN stickers.
Equipped with four wheel vacuum-assisted ventilated disc brakes, the car also came from the factory with M-calibrated ABS and Dynamic Stability Control. The 17″ M RoadStar satin chrome alloys wheels reportedly received some scratches from the first tire replacement done with the second owner. They wear Primewell PZ-900 tires that were installed in 2012.
Inside, the Imola Red and Black Nappa leather interior features grey-faced gauges and an illuminated M shift knob. The first owner installed a Kenwood head unit, and the auto-dimming mirror was recently rebuilt by Sybesma’s Electronics in Holland, Michigan. The power heated seats, cruise control, and air conditioning are said to function properly, and the 72,700 miles indicated on the odometer are considered accurate by the seller.
The 3.2-liter S54B52 inline-six is backed by a 5-speed manual transmission. Records show the car was serviced by Crevier BMW during its time with the first owner. Maintenance performed over the last five years includes a complete valve adjustment and new VANOS filter, ignition coils, NGK plugs, adjusting rollers for belts, fuel filter, engine air filter, maintenance-free battery, complete fluid changes, and several BMW complimentary inspections. The most recent service occurred in June of 2017 at 72,464 miles, and consisted of an oil/filter change using synthetic Castrol TWS engine oil and a BMW filter.
The suspension has been refreshed with Bilstein HD shocks, mounts, and bushings that were recently installed by the seller. Several photos of the undercarriage can be seen in the image gallery below. The driveline guibo and undercarriage were thoroughly inspected in 2012 and were reported to be in good condition at that time.
The accident-free Carfax confirms mileage, ownership history, and shows services performed by Crevier BMW under the first owner. Included service records from the seller date back to 2012, and the car comes with seatback windscreen, hood and front bra, ventilated full cover, BMW tonneau cover, windshield sunscreen, BMW trunk jack set, flat tire plug repair kit, BMW Mobility tire kit, BMW full valve shim kit, BMW shim removal tool, electronic calipers, and Peake code reader. The car was shown in the BMW Paddock at the Keeneland Concours in Lexington, Kentucky this summer as well as at local shows, and is a fixture at Lexington Cars & Coffee meets.