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      04-03-2020, 07:58 PM   #1
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We finally have a site to post E46 M3 related info and pictures, here is a brief story of my collection.

Always have loved BMW and since I owned my first M3 back in 2008 (it was an E93 M3), I dreamed on one day to have all M3 platform models. The first three M3s were leased and while I was waiting for my 4th leased M car (it was the M4) I decided to buy an e46 M3 to use it as a daily while the new order came in. It was my first experience with this platform, a 2006 carbon black slicktop with black leather and 67K miles, I still have it and love it. After that experience I wanted to get one special E46, one that was a unique sample, took me several years to finally found on bimmerpost a 2005 Individual Stratus Grey zcp, slicktop with M-texture alcantara/leather interior, one of one in the USA with that configuration, with 58K miles it was one of a kind sample, the only downer was its SMG transmission but bought it anyways, tried the SMG for a few weeks but couldn’t get used to it so took the car to a reputed shop in NC who specializes in SMG to 6MT transmission swaps, got it back after a week and it has been my dream car since. After that one I wanted the get an oxford green, I missed to buy one back when I was looking for my first E46, they are very rare so couldn’t find any other until last year when one popped out at Facebook, talked to the owner but couldn’t buy it right away, waited for 6 months and went back to the owner and he still had it so we made the deal, it had dove grey interior but always wanted to have an oxford green with cinnamon interior so looked everywhere until I found a full interior set in cinnamon, did the swap and now I have the perfect combo, the car is like new in and out, this is now my daily car.

Then went to look for a laguna seca blue with cinnamon interior, again missed one at BAT but got lucky and found one with 80K miles and bought it, mounted some zcp wheels and now that car looks stunning.

Now I am looking for a phoenix yellow, haven’t found one yet, lost one at BAT a few months ago, will keep looking but just today bought a very rare Chiaretto Red with Cinnamon interior, I missed this one on a previous auction at BAT, this time I got it, posting some pics taken from the ad at BAT until I get it and can take my own pics, it is SMG but will swap it to 6MT.

My ultimate dream is to own an E46 M3 CSL, I guess will have to import it from Europe because there aren't any available for sale here in the US

I also own an E36 M3, an E92 M3 and an F82 M4 and I am planning to get an E30 M3 soon to complete my M3 collection but from all these platforms I will always choose the E46 M3, for me it is the best M3 ever because it is so nimble, its timeless design, you feel more connected with it, an old school car but with some technology and it still has a powerful engine, all this makes it my favorite M3.

Here are some pics of my E46 M3 collection and a few pictures of the other M3's I own, I hope you enjoy them
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      04-03-2020, 09:26 PM   #2
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Hoarder!!

Just kidding!

Fantastic collection and story. Bravo!

How do you get time to drive them all? Which one is the most neglected?
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Hoarder!!

Just kidding!

Fantastic collection and story. Bravo!

How do you get time to drive them all? Which one is the most neglected?
lol... I make the time to drive them all, none of them is neglected
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You got the chiaretto red one too???!

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You got the chiaretto red one too???!

Yes 🤦*♂️
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Nice mix of unique Colors.
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You got the chiaretto red one too???!

Yes 🤦*♂️
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Was this the one that just sold on BAT?
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what a nice collection!!

Enjoy!
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Its just too cool man 😎
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Great collection! I had a 01 e46 M3 stick OGII over cinnamon for 9 years. It's definitely the car I should never have sold. Keep thinking maybe I'll get into an e46 again and your cars aren't helping. Post more please!

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Incredible collection. Very jealous of the LSB E46 - my favourite colour. Shame they didn't make the ZCP in LSB.

Who does the SMG to 6MT and what's the cost?
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Fantastic collection and story! It's these type of stories and enthusiasts that makes me love BMW and Bimmerpost!

I too adore the E46, it was actually the first M3 that I feel in love with. And through that, I started to love the E30s and other Ms of the past.

I'm curious to see if you know any great E46 restorers nationwide. The only well-known ship that I know that does some restoration is Enthusiasts Auto Group . Lately, I've been looking into getting a M2C, as the spiritual successor to the E46.

Keep us updated and the pictures rolling! Especially love the green one.
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