20th Sep, 2023 10:00

30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

  Lot 116

2003 BMW 330ci AC Schnitzer ACS3 C30

Lot details

Registration No: VK53 UOB
Chassis No: WBAEV52030KL92295
MOT: October 2024

  • 1 of only 20 BMW E46 ACS3 C30s reputedly manufactured
  • AC Schnitzer upgrades fitted when new by Damon Hill BMW of Warwick
  • Two private keepers from new with current registered ownership since 2008
  • Offered with a history file including stamped service book

AC Schnitzer was founded by Willi Kohl and Herbert Schnitzer in 1987, and over the years has enjoyed a very close relationship with BMW, both in motorsport where they have won many major titles together, but also as a supporter of BMW’s production vehicles, owning a BMW dealership as well as providing quality tuning products for the BMW range via their tuning arm AC Schnitzer. The AC Schnitzer ACS3 C30 was adapted from the E46 BMW 330 as a manufacturer-approved conversion, which was also offered in the period by BMW as an option in its sales brochures. Boasting a selection of specially developed AC Schnitzer components including suspension, brakes, exhaust system, wheels, body styling, interior trim, and a centrifugal supercharger unit, it increased the power over its naturally aspirated relation to approximately 297bhp.

Manufactured in 2003, the Schnitzer offered was registered new on the 29th of September 2003, being supplied through Damon Hill BMW of Warwick who fitted the AC Schnitzer upgrades when new. The kit consisted of the ACS supercharger, uprated carbon fibre intake system, and performance exhaust system raising the power from 228 bhp to 295 bhp and an increase of 59 lb ft of torque making this the ultimate ‘sleeper’ car. Being based on an M sport car, ‘VK53 UOB’ comes with all the usual M sport refinements such as sports suspension, full black heated leather sports seats, sports steering wheel, Harmon Kardon sound system, Sat Nav, and all M sport kick plates and is finished in the menacing colour combination of Black Sapphire metallic paintwork with Black leather interior upholstery.

Registered new to the supplying dealer, the Schnitzer was acquired by the current registered keeper in 2008 and has two former keepers, equating to two private owners from new, and has covered a modest 103,000 miles. Supplied with a history file that includes the original book pack with stamped service book, previous invoices, a selection of previous MOT certificates, and a current V5C document. The service history is documented across the service book and accompanying invoices with twelve services and the PDI inspection documented with eight of these being with BMW main dealers.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

Established in 1993, H&H has sold some of the world's most significant motorcars and motorcycles over the past 30 years. Now owned by its employees and trusted by over 75,000 clients worldwide, we are the longest established auction house of our kind in Europe.


Buyers, bidders and attendees will enjoy a special day in the prestigious Imperial War Museum with some fantastic treats including.
Drinks Reception   |   Music   |   Guest Speakers

With each successful bidder receiving a specially selected hamper.

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Tuesday 19th September 2023 from 1pm to 8pm
Wednesday 20th September 2023 from 9am


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