Steel Grey S54 on Pistonheads!!!!

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Steel Grey S54 on Pistonheads!!!!

Post by Bob Hoskins » Wed 28 Jul, 2010 20:59

One of only 3 ever made apparently, I would have definitely bought it if I hadn't just bought a Z4m :head:

Must be worth a serious look, especially as it includes a hardtop and spare set of wheels.


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Post by Canman » Wed 28 Jul, 2010 22:13

fingers crossed i get 6 numbers this saturday. seems a good price for such a rare car, poor right up though ! :puzzle:
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Post by shantybeater » Wed 28 Jul, 2010 22:33

Nice spec and price, shame about that horrible interior!!
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Post by Alfie » Wed 28 Jul, 2010 22:48

Seller must be or have been on this forum coz those numbers ain't common knowledge.

Lovely outside colour (and I hate silvers) but for me, that interior grey is just :shake: :shake: :shake:

Hope the car gets snapped up by an enthusiast from this forum.... 8-)

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Post by Diamondj » Wed 28 Jul, 2010 23:28

I bet that car has got a shed load of miles on it, it just has the ''feel'' of a car that's been ''used''; interior is nasty, what it needs is some deep blood red/black seats and and blood red leather fascia replacements, some schnitzer pedals/handbrake handle and a short shift gear knob, jonttt's Breytons and a red hood, that's what i think anyway :)

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Post by Jonttt » Wed 28 Jul, 2010 23:37

Yep, one of only 3 greys, a rare car indeed :wink: :

x3 Steel Grey (kiwi/black; grey/black; red/black)

I quite like the interior with the grey :D
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Post by Dolfan » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 12:17

I like the exterior, however, not keen on the interior colour. If I was looking to purchase I would like to see close up pic's of the arches as this Zed may have been used for long trips along the Devon coast and may well be showing some signs of sand blasting.

I would have given the mat and foot well a good clean before taking pic's, it's all about presentation. :wink:

Good price and rare colour. 8-)

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Post by Alfie » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 13:40

Just checked my copy of the S54 register and this car is not on it, so we don't have a VIN to allocate it its rightful place on the spreadsheet!

Can anyone tell if the interior colour is the usual grey/black that we know, or is it a lighter grey?

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Post by Robert T » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 13:45

IIRC this particular car was up for sale not that long ago and I didn't like the grey interior much then either.

IMO the best interior combination with steel grey is imola red, but that one is very definitely taken. :wink:

Edit: One thread is here - no pics though. :(

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Post by Jonttt » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 14:13

Alfie wrote:Just checked my copy of the S54 register and this car is not on it, so we don't have a VIN to allocate it its rightful place on the spreadsheet!

Can anyone tell if the interior colour is the usual grey/black that we know, or is it a lighter grey?

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Alfie, from the BMW confirmation it must be the standard grey one ?

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Post by Alfie » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 19:58

Rob... Yeah, I remember that now. Thanks.

Jon.... As you say, I'm sure there is only one shade of grey/black interior, but it looks much lighter in that ad. Just the digi photos I guess.

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Post by TitanTim » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 20:21

Looks great to me and with 54k hardly a shed load of miles :roll: :roll:

Would be on my radar if local, love the colour combo 8-) and not so common.

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Post by Diamondj » Thu 29 Jul, 2010 22:36

TitanTim wrote:Looks great to me and with 54k hardly a shed load of miles :roll: :roll:

Would be on my radar if local, love the colour combo 8-) and not so common.

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Post by BenZ3-2.0 » Fri 30 Jul, 2010 08:12

think the grey is alright actually.
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Post by w4tkins » Fri 30 Jul, 2010 11:47

Best colour for a zed IMHO :D

If I could find the cash (or just sell her audi) I wont love to buy it and have a matching pair, then reality kicks on :cry:
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Post by whiteminks » Fri 30 Jul, 2010 12:17

Mmmmmmmmm definitely the best colour. Seats are okay but mine are much nicer.

It is the one that was on Pistonheads about 18th months ago. I remember the registration number. A friend did one of those text checks on it and it was clear at the time. No VIN available as it was a cheap check but the engine number was 61332627 and registered 18th January 2002.

Someone ought to snap that car up and pick up some secondhand imola/black seats and change them.

I've seen red and black seats up for sale on a number of occasions so it is not impossible ;-)

Hope Sharky's bro/sister goes to someone on this forum!


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Post by bugsy » Fri 30 Jul, 2010 15:57

I've got this interior and the grey isn't that grey. Its the flash of the camera that really makes the grey stand out.

If you saw it in normal light, it's very one of the best combinations. 8-)

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Post by Jonttt » Fri 30 Jul, 2010 17:24

You can't say that without posting pics :D
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Post by Gazza » Sat 31 Jul, 2010 10:57

I nearly bought an Imola Coupe with Grey/Black, looks ok.

I think it's good value for money. I'd buy it but do I really need two S54's ? :D
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Post by NorwegianBlue » Fri 06 Aug, 2010 18:21

Hi Guys, Just got back from hols and saw this post. I do have this car on the register, so it's one of the three.

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Post by Jonttt » Fri 06 Aug, 2010 18:23

How come your always on holiday when an S54 gets posted up :D
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Post by Bieldside » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 21:53

I thought about buying this one but recall offering £10250 when it was last on P Heads and that was accepted

Asked for more pics and saw that the wheels were all kerbed and the bumper was in need of repair - made me think that it was unloved so I left it alone

Now up at £12950 so thats not a bad profit if the price I offered was the price it sold at

But the grey/black is not for me either . Has to be black/red

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Post by Jonttt » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 22:12

I assumed this was the same seller re advertising but maybe not.

I don't think that curbed wheels and some daily drive marks should put people off so long as reflected in the price. Means its not a "pampered" car but does not mean its been abused ?
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Post by Bieldside » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 08:53

No this was when it was owned by previous owner in Bristol. Agree that problems re wheels and scuffs are OK but I always feel that that indicates that the car is neglected. Totally personal view

I have spoken to the current owner who has "fixed" the car so its now in good shape

But the grey/black is a bit dull in my opinion so I decided against it

A balck with black/red with turn up or the current imola red advertised at £10950 needs to drop to make it attractive

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Post by Jonttt » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 09:12

The Imola red was looked at by someone from the forum and "has a few issues" ie is not in as good condition as the pictures imply :wink:

The is no "set price" price with Z3m's a the moment with so many very low mileage S50's being advertised at c£14-£15k but not shifting (ie "speculative" sellers who are not that bothered about selling but advertising anyway). I think these are falsly inflating others expectations for higher mileage cars ?

This makes it an even "greyer" area how the S54's fit into the price structure.

Personally I like the grey interior (not as "bright" as the red which does put some people off but not as "sombre" as the all black). I think its one of those you should see in the flesh as cheap flash cameras often mislead ?

I don't think the price is far off for a lowish mileage S54 (one of only 3 greys) if its got documented history. The seller has left some room for "negotiation" I think but nothing wrong with that.
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Post by Gazza » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 13:39

Bieldside wrote:Agree that problems re wheels and scuffs are OK but I always feel that that indicates that the car is neglected. Totally personal view
Mine has kerbed wheels and body scuffs/dents, just unfortunate accidents and not neglect.
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Post by Bieldside » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 15:09

No offence meant to those with kerbed alloys !

You need to see my wife's car which is dented through no fault of her own but is left parked where cars park all day long in and out

Door dented/front scraped/ bonnet scratched/ wheel kerbed when forced into the side

But rather than travel 100s of miles I make that judgement about cars
- rightly or wrongly

Has always worked so far as I have bought "blind" on the basis of trust and the car turns up miles adrift from the promised excellent condition (only twice thats happened)

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Post by calbens » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:13

Just seen this advertised on PH and can't believe it's still for sale after all this time and thats just going from when this thread started in July 2010 :shock:

Damn. Damn. Damn If only I had the dosh :head:

To me it's the next best colour after the Mora and I'm never going to find a Mora ///M lol 8-)

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Post by shantybeater » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 13:14

Yup seconded, this car should have long gone...steel grey against a black & red interior would be an awesome color combo, all you'd have to do is factor in say £800 for a retrim or source some seats..
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