Wed, 20th Apr 2016 13:30

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 51

2000 BMW M Coupe

Estimated at £25,000 - £30,000

Lot details
Registration No: W244YAR
Chassis No: WBSCM92080LB29679
Mot Expiry: Oct 2016

1 of just 42 RHD M Coupes factory-finished in Dakar Yellow, 'W244 YAR' boasts a solid Black Napa leather interior and has covered some 86,500 miles from new; a figure substantiated by its 'full main agent and marque specialist service history'. As well as scheduled maintenance the BMW has benefited from additional fettling (such as a 'nut and bolt' overhaul of its rear driveline) not to mention various modifications designed to enhance the driving experience including an AC Schnitzer short-shift, uprated braided brake/clutch hoses, polyurethane bushes and an amazing sounding Remus exhaust. Reportedly, 'all the major mechanical issues and faults associated with these particular cars have been addressed by the current and previous owners'. The Vanos system has been recently refurbished with uprated seals, the engine's health belies its age and the car gained a new gearbox/clutch some 30,000 miles ago. Cosmetically, this beautiful BMW underwent a full 'panel off' respray in late 2015, encompassing new front wings and sills, plus a thorough anti-rust/wax oil treatment. The boot floor is regularly inspected and free from cracks, with the original factory welds being in excellent condition. This really is a very cherished example that is only being offered due to the vendor moving overseas.

H&H are indebted to the vendor for the following description:

Having extensive full BMW service history with thousands of pounds worth of receipts and fully up to date service book this M Coupe also had BMW's extended warranty package from May 2002 until May 2011, looking at the history and speaking to the previous owners, BMW have replaced anything that had a fault with no hesitation or attempt to repair. Major things are as follows:

2008 - Rear ACS springs replaced, Differential speed sensor and a new battery

2009 - New gearbox and clutch @ 56084 miles

2010 - Water pump, Power steering pump/rack and both belts replaced @ 56477 miles

2011 - Rear shock top mounts replaced


17/02/2000 - Pre delivery Inspection Fairfield BMW

12/05/2000 - Running in check @ 1199 miles Fairfield BMW

28/07/2001 - Oil Service @ 7375 Fairfield BMW

14/05/2002 - Inspection 1 @ 12988 miles Fairfield BMW

06/01/2004 - Oil and fluids @ 20663 miles Paragon BMW

05/01/2005 - Inspection 1 @ 28622 miles Paragon BMW

11/01/2006 - Oil and fluids @ 36062 miles Statstone BMW

09/01/2007 - Inspection 2 @ 46604 miles Statstone BMW

03/01/2008 - Oil Service @ 53334 miles Statstone BMW

02/08/2008 - Coolant and brakes @ 55516 miles Lloyd BMW

25/02/2011 - Inspection 1 @ 61157 miles Cooper Reading BMW

04/07/2012 - Post purchase oil change to Fuchs Silkoline pro S 5w40, Oil filter, Vanos filter. @ 70305 miles, Darren Wood BMW Specialist Stockport. (Additional oil change following my purchase of the vehicle on the 1st July 2012).

02/02/2013 - Oil Service @ 76295 miles Darren Wood BMW Specialist Stockport

08/08/2014 - Inspection 2 (including valve clearances, checked and adjusted) @ 83468 miles Darren Wood BMW Specialist Stockport

In addition to the above service, the following work has been carried out by the previous owner just prior to my purchase and by myself since my purchase:

April/May 2012, the rear end of the car was stripped including removing the exhausts, heat shields, suspension and rear beam assemble.
- All parts were sand blasted and re painted.
- All suspension bushes including the differential mounting bush, and the rear beam bushes were replaced with stiffer poly bushes.
- The brake calipers were stripped and seals replaced.
- The Remus exhausts were polished and refinished.
Every single nut and bolt (for all the above) was replaced with receipted original BMW parts at a cost of £533.36.

Whilst the rear end had been stripped, the under seal was removed to check the boot floor from underneath, there were are no signs of failed welds or cracks (picture evidence if required). It was then re under sealed and painted yellow.

06/09/2012 Stainless steel braided brake lines fitted and brake fluid changed @ 74883 miles by Darren Wood BMW Specialist Stockport.

02/02/2013 - Braided (non-delay valved) clutch hose @ 76295 miles Darren Wood BMW Specialist Stockport

21/07/2015 Full panel off respray in Dakar yellow, both front wings and lower sills were replaced with new panels, all rust was removed from body work and external panels. All cavities were filled/treated with wax oil. Work carried out at a specialist body shop (specialising in classic cars and restorations). @ 85952 miles.

- New Bosch battery @ 85955 miles.

25/11/2015 - Vanos rebuild including solenoids being replaced (both intake and exhaust sides), rebuilt with uprated Beisan seals/O-rings. Vanos Ports polished to remove any imperfections in the inner surface (known cause of solenoid failure).@ 86284 miles Darren Wood BMW Specialist Stockport.

26/11/2015 - New drivers door seal, and door handle gaskets @ 86284 miles Darren Wood BMW Specialist Stockport

18/12/2015 - Under wash and Under seal @ 86315 miles Darren Wood BMW Specialist Stockport

12/02/2016 - New front OE dampers (Sachs/Boge), top mounts, spring pads and rebound elastomers @ 86396 miles Darren Wood BMW Specialist Stockport

29/03/2016 - Drivers seat back bolster re-leathered (napa) and re-foamed @ 86424 miles Pete Lenton automotive interiors Cheadle, Cheshire.

08/04/2016 - Wheels fully refurbished in original BMW finish @ Wheel Specialist Manchester.

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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