20th Oct, 2022 15:00

The Fast Road Sale @ Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Lot 325

2005 BMW M3 Convertible

Sold for £17,438

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: HJ55 GHN
Chassis No: WBSBR920X0PM97462
MOT: March 2023

  • 75,100 miles from new and last serviced in 2021
  • Offered with bookpack, handbooks and service book
  • Collection of invoices, old MOTs and spare key
  • Rear parking sensors, Parrot phone kit and headrest TV screens
  • Recent wheel refurbishment and shod with new rear tyres

The E46 BMW M3 was previewed at the German Motor Show in 1999 as a concept. Although, when manufactured, the actual car bore a very close resemblance when it was introduced in October 2000, the E46 M3 was only available as a two door coupé or convertible body style. It was available with the 3.2-litre (3246cc) S54 M-tuned engine. The M3's S54 engine had a redline of 8,000 rpm and as with most M engines, the S54 had 6 individual throttle bodies, in this case electronically operated (drive-by-wire throttle). With power going through either a six-speed Getrag gearbox or an SMG (sequential manual gearbox) drive logic transmission, the E46 M3 was full of electronic gadgetry, which included driver aids such as dynamic stability control, cornering brake control and a limited slip differential. With a reported top speed of 155mph and 0-60mph in a blistering 5.1 seconds, the M3 certainly lived up to its name and did not disappoint!

This example of the desirable E46 M3 Convertible was manufactured in 2005 and is fitted with the 3246cc M Power straight-six engine mated to the desirable 6 Speed manual gearbox. Finished in Metallic Silver complemented with a Red leather interior upholstery, Parrot phone kit and headrest TV screens, the specification certainly makes it into a usable and comfortable 'mile-munching' Munich cruiser. It is said to have had the boot floor inspected and requiring no remedial action, as historically there have been issues with cracks in the floor where the subframe mounts are located in the boot area. The M3 has covered 75,100 miles from new across six former keepers and was subject to a full service in 2021 and has recently benefitted from a wheel refurbishment and a pair of new rear tyres. It is offered with a bookpack, handbooks and service book with 11 entries, collection of invoices, old MOTs, spare key and rear parking sensors.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


Auction: The Fast Road Sale @ Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 20th Oct, 2022

An auction of iconic performance cars


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