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M Coupe S54 AC Schnitzer Numbers
30-06-2014, 02:49 PM (This post was last modified: 30-06-2014 03:26 PM by Scavenger.)
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M Coupe S54 AC Schnitzer Numbers
Hi All,

As some of you are aware, there has always been a bit of mystery around the number of 2001/2 AC Schnitzer S54 M Coupes sold in South Africa.

The number that I have always known is 35. However, a few resources have mooted that it is actually around 40.

I have been doing a bit of research and I can confirm the following:
39 S54 M Coupes were built for the South African market and all 39 were imported and sold in South Africa. I have verified that all 39 have history in RSA.
Unfortunately I can't confirm if some were not given the Schnitzer treatment, say 35 Schnitzer and 4 standard - that is my next project.

Of the 39, the first car is Oxford Green and was a pre-production prototype not originally intended for preservation, however it was sold to a customer in Gauteng. This car is unique in South Africa as it has a slightly different spec to the other 38 cars, it is also the only car in Oxford Green.

The second car built for SA is Imola Red over Black. This car was destined to be a press vehicle, but I am unsure if it was ever used as such. This was the first car produced in the regular South African spec.

The third car was Sapphire Black over Laguna Seca blue. This car was used as a press vehicle in South Africa and is featured in the Drive Magazine article shared by Clownshoe in another post on the forum. This colour combination is actually unique, as the only other black over blue coupe is Sapphire Black over Estoril Blue.

The last S54 car built for SA is a Steel Grey over Black M Coupe. This coupe and the Oxford Green car mentioned above are the only ones of their colour in South Africa.

The colours for the 39 S54 M Coupes in South Africa are as follows:
Oxford Green: 1
Steel Grey: 1
Alpine White: 2
Estoril Blue: 6
Imola Red: 6
Sapphire Black: 9
Titanium Silver: 14

The colour combos are as follows:
There are 12 unique Cars:
Green/Grey
Black/LSBlue
Black/EstBlue
Black/Grey
Black/Red
Black/Kiwi
Silver/EstBlue
Silver/Red
Silver/Grey
EstBlue/LSBlue
EstBlue/Black
Grey/Black

These cars have a twin:
Red/Red
White/Black

There are 4 of each of these combos:
Red/Black
Black/Black
EstBlue/EstBlue

There are 11 cars like this:
Silver/Black

The next step is to try and establish two things. The first is to find out if any of these 39 cars were not given the ACS treatment, and then to see if I can find out how many are still left on the road...

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30-06-2014, 03:11 PM
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Nice research Thumbs

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30-06-2014, 03:27 PM
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Well doneThumbs

So into which category does yours fall ? =)

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30-06-2014, 03:42 PM
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(30-06-2014 03:27 PM)zabbo Wrote:  Well doneThumbs

So into which category does yours fall ? =)

Thanks! Mine is Titanium Silver over Imola Red... the most common exterior colour but a unique combination, which was a nice surprise.

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30-06-2014, 04:34 PM (This post was last modified: 30-06-2014 04:36 PM by jerryGP.)
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Hi, I can confirm that the imola red/black was a press vehicle and then was sold. My Dad bought it from Melrose BMW. He had his name on the list and thought he missed out until he received a call. I think I still even have news paper articles with the car (same number plates).
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30-06-2014, 04:53 PM
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(30-06-2014 03:42 PM)Scavenger Wrote:  
(30-06-2014 03:27 PM)zabbo Wrote:  Well doneThumbs

So into which category does yours fall ? =)

Thanks! Mine is Titanium Silver over Imola Red... the most common exterior colour but a unique combination, which was a nice surprise.

how about some pics please.......

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30-06-2014, 05:08 PM
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Wow excellent research bud! Now for some pics please if possible.....

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30-06-2014, 05:25 PM
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(30-06-2014 04:34 PM)jerryGP Wrote:  Hi, I can confirm that the imola red/black was a press vehicle and then was sold. My Dad bought it from Melrose BMW. He had his name on the list and thought he missed out until he received a call. I think I still even have news paper articles with the car (same number plates).

Thanks jerryGP, that's a brilliant piece of additional info! If there is any chance you could find and share the road tests that would be awesome.
Also, in the interest of unearthing any non-schnitzer S54s, can you confirm if the car was given the Schnitzer treatment?

Sorry about the lack of pics guys, I'll add some when I'm back home!

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30-06-2014, 06:24 PM
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This thread is useless without pics. Fencelook

I want to see ACS Z3M's. Please post.

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30-06-2014, 06:43 PM
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I read somewhere that SA only got the M Coupes with the ACS kit.
Can't believe everything you read though.
Good luck proving it either way Thumbs
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30-06-2014, 09:18 PM
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(30-06-2014 06:24 PM)QikNish Wrote:  This thread is useless without pics. Fencelook

I want to see ACS Z3M's. Please post.
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30-06-2014, 09:38 PM
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What brilliant research...

Here's mine:

2001 ACS M Coupe Imola Red/Black

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30-06-2014, 09:59 PM
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Praise
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01-07-2014, 06:37 AM
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NEM3SIS .... what a stunning car!!

Any plans on selling? if you ever do... send me a pm first!

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01-07-2014, 08:57 AM
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One of the 2 white/black twins. 27k km. The other one I last heard is in Natal some where with 130k km.

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01-07-2014, 09:20 AM
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Thanks MikeBMW and NEM3SIS!
I don't have any decent pics of my car... I'd better arrange a photoshoot sometime.

Mike, it's worth mentioning that your M Coupe and its twin are the only two Alpine White RHD S54 M Coupes... in the world! Your car was made exactly a week before its twin and is number 28/39 in the VIN sequence.

I spotted your car's twin on another forum when it participated in the Matuba drags at some stage in its life. There is only one coupe that I know of that has lower milage, it was Estoril Blue and about 19000km, but it got a new owner last year so that may have changed!

NEM3SIS, if you'd like to know which number your car is you can PM the last 3 digits of your VIN. Thumbs

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01-07-2014, 09:35 AM
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Wow, some interesting facts there! Thank you for sharing!

I got the car in 2004 with 16,000km on the odometer and used it as a daily the first year. It gets driven around the block once a month these days.
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01-07-2014, 10:09 AM
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What a thread!
Absolutely priceless info dispensed here for current and future owners!
I want the LSB ACS Z3 M thanks. Rollsmile

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24-09-2014, 12:21 PM
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well now i know the yellow ac that i was going to buy 6 years was a fake


still looked nice tho
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24-09-2014, 04:57 PM
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(24-09-2014 12:21 PM)spawn616 Wrote:  well now i know the yellow ac that i was going to buy 6 years was a fake


still looked nice tho

Was it an s54?

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