Lot 26 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 26th July 2017)
Sold for £9,281
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: Non EU-Reg
Chassis No: WBSBR92020PM94894
- Jersey car from new, factory Harman Kardon sound system and recent set of M3 Continental tyres
- 63,000 recorded miles supported by nine stamps (running-in service, main dealer and specialist)
- Imola red leather upholstery, six-speed manual gearbox, said to be 'a very good running and driving car'
- No Reserve but guide price: £6,000 - £10,000
Introduced at the March 2000 Geneva Salon, the E46 M3 combined four-seater practicality with near supercar performance. Reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds and 155mph (limited), the newcomer boasted a muscular 3.2-litre straight-six engine (rated at 338bhp/269lbft) and sophisticated M Differential Lock. According to the M Registry, 13,052 Coupes and 7,234 Convertibles were built to RHD Euro-spec (3,480 of the latter being fitted with six-speed manual rather than SMG transmission). Finished in Titanium Silver Metallic with Imola Red leather upholstery, this particular example was supplied new to Jersey and is described by the vendor as a 'very good running and driving car' that is also 'very straight and honest'. Deeming the bodywork, paintwork, engine and manual transmission to be 'very good' and the interior trim 'good', he further informs us that the BMW's 63,000 recorded miles are supported by 'a good service history' with eight main dealer and marque specialist stamps following the initial running-in one. Riding on multi-spoke alloys shod with fresh Continental tyres, the M3 benefits from a factory-fitted Harman Kardon sound system. By the time of the sale it will be NOVA Declared with all duties paid, and is being sold at 'No Reserve'.
PLEASE NOTE: This lot's current odometer reading is now just over 64,000 miles. The vendor informs us that (a) he paid the import VAT on July 12th 2017 and (b) the car should now be registered on the NOVA system.