Anyone know this S54 ?

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Renaud
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Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by Renaud » Wed 17 Sep, 2014 22:11

Hello All

I know I'm doing this back to front as I've just bought this car this evening, but do any of you know this car or have any experience of it or its previous owners? Current Index is ST02 EHH and the end part of the VIN is: LB64134

I gave it a good going over this evening and everything looks to be in order, except for a split in the driver side door seal next to the kick plate, also the front discs will need replacing at some point.

The wheels have been refurbished at some point, but in silver not shadow chrome. The only other thing I could find was that the hood is red and not black as the details from the VIN would suggest

You will have to excuse the poor quality photo as this was snapped on my phone as I was leaving.

http://s1128.photobucket.com/user/swamp ... sort=3&o=0

Thanks

R

Renaud
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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by Renaud » Wed 17 Sep, 2014 22:15

Sorry about that, its been a few years since I posted any pictures on here!

Second time lucky:

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siwilson
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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by siwilson » Wed 17 Sep, 2014 22:21

Well, that's quite a car you just bought. the LAST of 73 S54 Z3Ms in RHD ever made!

We track the S54s here and for many years that one eluded us. It was finally spotted for sale in April this year. See this thread. Other than that, not much is known about it. What I can tell you is that the other Imola S54 owners will be mighty happy you bought it :) Welcome!
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Brian H
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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by Brian H » Wed 17 Sep, 2014 22:34

Congrats on your new purchase Renaud, glad to see this car finally found its way on to the forum.

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TitanTim
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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by TitanTim » Wed 17 Sep, 2014 22:40

Great find and congrats, I love when cars find their way back onto the site with a new owner :)

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Renaud
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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by Renaud » Wed 17 Sep, 2014 22:42

Thanks Brian, Siwilson

Will try and post some proper pictures after I pick it up on Sunday.

Rgds

R

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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by Gazza » Wed 17 Sep, 2014 23:12

Great purchase, another S54 hits the Forum :D
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Bi11
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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by Bi11 » Thu 18 Sep, 2014 01:36

Welcome to the s54 club :D
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Renaud
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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by Renaud » Thu 18 Sep, 2014 09:53

Thanks again for all the comments.

I must admit that I was a little sneaky in not asking the forum about the car before I bought it, but I didn't want anyone else to nip in there and snap it up before I had chance!

Rgds

R

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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by TR4man » Thu 18 Sep, 2014 10:05

Renaud wrote: but do any of you know this car or have any experience of it
Yes, I know it well.

It features regularly in my dreams :)

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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by Phil » Thu 18 Sep, 2014 18:20

Welcome indeed. I bet Alfie will be pleased with the appearance of another Imola.
Sapphire black/Imola red and black interior/ red roof/ S54 - the only RHD one made.

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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by siwilson » Thu 18 Sep, 2014 18:33

Phil wrote:Welcome indeed. I bet Alfie will be pleased with the appearance of another Imola.
He'll be dancing like Pharell Williams :)
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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by deni2s » Thu 18 Sep, 2014 20:52

I like the colour! Looks great and girly sexy :)

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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by 911sc » Thu 18 Sep, 2014 20:54

Nice purchase well done! Just seen the ad in Autotrader and it doesn't look as if you overpaid either.

Any idea why the last owner sold it again so quickly? It appeared to generate plenty of interest earlier this year.

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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by pingu » Thu 18 Sep, 2014 21:36

Red body + red roof = :thumb:
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Jonttt
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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by Jonttt » Thu 18 Sep, 2014 22:18

Wow, I can't believe it's come up for sale again so soon and found its way to the forum :shock:

Welcome to an exclusive club within an exclusive club :D

Ps don't worry about the wheel colour, it was common for shadow chrome to be refurbed in silver as shadow was hard to do, refurbers have got better at it as it became more common across the BMW range in later years :wink:

The car looks very stock apart from a change of roof at some point.

Would be great to here some history on the car from the service history, rumour was it lived on the Isle of Man for a while :?:

Ps I assume you have read this thread .....
http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... =6&t=34517

Pps will be interesting to see how the S54 compares to your old 2000 S50. I did the same move but was easier to compare as I had both for a while. I have always thought the S54s feel better put together somehow :?:
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Re: Anyone know this S54 ?

Post by Alfie » Thu 18 Sep, 2014 23:12

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Ahhhhh....There she is....! :D :D :D 8-)

RED's sister has finally come home.
All four Imolas present and correct, (although Charlotte is not around much these days).

RED was the only one of the four to leave the factory with a classic red roof, and I still dine out on the fact that she's the only one ever made in that colour combo, so I definitely think your first purchase should be a new black roof.... :wink:

Now we definitely need to get them all together for a photo shoot....

Big congrats on the new purchase Renaud and Alfie & RED look forward to meeting you and your stunning looking Imola S54.

Cheers!
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