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      01-09-2013, 10:54 PM   #1

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Beautifully Upgraded 2003.5 E46 M3 w/Extended Warranty

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Preamble: This example is a 2003.5 E46 M3. I am the original owner non-smoker. The vehicle has been “over-maintenanced”, never driven in the snow and very sparingly in rain, only 6 times in its life. The car has been exclusively maintenanced at the dealer (inspection I), and then the tasteful modifications have been done by VAC Motorsports and Bavarian Specialists. The audio upgrades were completed by Worldwide Stereo. Very Low Mileage 29,900.

This vehicle has an extended warranty that is transferrable with the car and presently has 15 months remaining. This car was featured in the 2011 Bimmerfest East Coast (the first Bimmerfest on the East Coast) under the VAC Tent. The car has been meticulously upgraded to a VF Engineering Stage II (supercharged and air to water intercooled). The vehicle has never been tracked and has very low mileage 29,900 miles. The car maintains its catalytic converters and has passed the PA state emissions with its supercharger. The interior is perfect and the exterior is perfect. The engine runs better and cooler than stock and every option works. The car is loaded with every option except SMG. Notable options / upgrades include:
 Extended Warranty, transferrable with 15 months remaining.
 VF Stage II (Dyno confirmed 474 RWHP and 322RWTQ), Air to Water Cooled, personally attended to by Nik Saran, owner of VF Engineering / Updated Software.
 PLX DM200 OBD II AFM / Boost multi gauge – LED.
 Stop Tech BBK – cross drilled and zinc-coated for rust protection – personally “bedded” by StopTech owner.
 Dinan Stage II Suspension Koni adjustable with Dinan Rear Strut Bar.
 4.10 BMW OEM Motorsport differential from KMS.
 Dinan enlarged Throttle-bodies.
 Eisenmann Sport Exhaust.
 BBS RS-GT Black Diamond – 19 inch rims & Michelin Sport Tires.
 3M Stoneguard full kit.
 UUC EVO II short shift kit & UUC aluminum pedal kit.
 Umnitza Angel Eyes / Hoen Driving Lights.
 Professional level sound system in stock location (i.e. interior looks totally stock, full dynamat).
o Kenwood 9980 Head Unit – Video(DVD/CD)/Garmin Nav/Pandora/IPhone/Video/Blue tooth/Voice Command/Surround Sound.
o MB Quartz QSD Speakers/ JL Audio 10inch Sub/McIntosh & Alpine Amps.
 Meticulously and conscientiously maintained by highly reputable/regarded BMW Race shops Bavarian Specialties (Mike/Peter) and VAC Motorsports (Tony/Armand/John).

Overview:2003.5 Carbon Black M3 6 Speed Manual with Cinnamon nappa leather Interior – cold weather package / loaded.
29,900 miles - I am the only owner / non smoker – Car is garage kept.
PEACE OF MIND: Extended warranty in force (15 months remaining) & extendable / transferrable with vehicle!Clean title / Located in Philadelphia, Pa (Center City).
VF Engineering Supercharger Stage II; Dyno confirmed: 474 rwhp @ 7,900 rpm and 322 lb-ft at 5500 rpm (Dyno Sheet Available).
Break-in: All “Break-in” procedures, for engine, differential, supercharger, bedding/run-in for BBK were strictly adhered to.

Overall Mechanical Condition Superb "10" – low mileage: o Intentional/frequent and preventative maintenance. Can provide receipts back to original purchase.
o Inspection I completed.
o Gas, only Sunoco 93 or Shell 93.
o Oil changed only with Castrol TWS 10W60.
o All fluids (coolant, S/C oil, differential, engine, transmission, brake) consistently changed every 3,000 or 6 months (usually every 4-6 months given the supercharger and other modifications).
o I can provide contact at Bavarian Specialties or VAC Motorsports.

Overall Esthetic Condition/Presentation Amazing "10": o Washed at least 5-4 per month with Turtle Wax & Meguiar’s products. Professional detailed 4-5 per year.
o No impressions, dents, and no accidents. No curb rash on wheels. No rock chips (YAY!!! 3M Stoneguard - worth every penny!!!)
o Very minor wear to driver’s seat arm bolster.
o NEVER driven in snow (spent its life Garaged in Phila, Pa). Only driven 6 times in rain.
o Comes with custom California Car Cover & Carrybag.
o Tires are Michelin Sports 19 245/45 & 19 275/45, that still have the new rubber dimples.

Engine Modifications:
VF Engineering Stage II Supercharger (self contained oil system) with AFM / Boost Guage:
All engine hardware and software and drive train work completed at VAC & Bavarian Specialties (both BMW CCA members) & overseen by VF owner Nik Saran.

VF Engineering Stage II kit comprises: o 575 hp / 380 ft/lb (Dyno Verified 474 rwhp / 322 rwtq!)
o 8.5-9.0 PSI - V3-SQ supercharger / self contained oil system
o Cast manifold with slide-in air/water intercooling cartridge
o Updated ECU software – Emissions/Smog Compliant
o Bavarian Specialties up-rated hoses, connectors/clamps
o Custom PLX DM200 multi gauge LED OBD II with portal and remote control

Other power adders / mechanical upgrades / modifications:
o Dinan high-flow throttle bodies / Dinan rear strut tower brace / Dinan stage 3 suspension (Koni shock absorbers) / stock front tower brace
o Eisenmann Sport Exhaust & BBS RS-GT 19 Black Diamond two piece rims (light weight)
o OEM BMW Motorsport 4.10 LSD (no gear whine or binding)
o UUC SSK EVO II SSK / UUC Aluminum Pedal Set
o StopTech BBK front and rear (cross-drilled / zinc coated & bedded by StopTech Owner)
o Additional detail available at (
o Umnitza Angel Eyes / Hoen Driving Lights
o 3M Stoneguard Full Kit (Front/Hood/Mirror/Door edges & wells)

Sound System: Professionally installed by WorldWide Stereo (David Keenan)o Head Unit: Kenwood Excelon DNX – 9980 HD (AM Stereo / FM Stereo / Pandora / Satellite Radio / Bluetooth
Audio, Garmin Navigation – Voice control & Traffic updates. 13 band indep equalization (with digital sound processor)

o Speakers: JL Audio 300W Sub / MB Quartz Component Speaker retrofitted to front and rear OEM locations. Amplifiers: McIntosh 2 channel for front components / Alpine PDX for rear components & sub.

Note everything is in stock location to preserve the stock look of the vehicle.

Valuation Rationale -
Value of car: o Stock E46 M3s of this caliber with similar age 2003.5 & mileage 29,900 valued at roughly $23 thousand, coupled with the transferrable and extendable warranty with 15 months remaining provide the buyer additional comfort and support this price level.

Value of modifications: o After researching Roundel (BCAA), EVO, C/D, and R&T, if modifications have been conducted by reputable professionals (Bavarian Specialties & VAC), they do providevsome additive value depending upon their execution, quality and installation.
o Receipts for the modifications, which are all functional and largely covered by warranty, are in excess of $45,000, which if I discount 66% results in roughly $15,000 which supports my asking price of $34,000.
o The combination of:
Low mileage / In force – transferrable & extendable warranty, outstanding “Cherry condition” inside and out / other added “Goodies”: California Car Cover (custom), extra BBS RS-GT rim, stock air flow carrier, and custom/professionally installed stereo underpin the higher than typical “Asking Price”.

Receipts and ability to speak with Bavarian Specialties and/or VAC is available to serious parties. Photos are available. The car drives perfect, starts up perfect, no hesitancy and experiences no heat soak due to air-to-water intercooler (VF only) and software.

Asking Price = $34,000 OBO.
Please utilize e-mail me at or by phone at (215) 704-2562.

Open to negotiation?Yes, however anyone who see’s the car, has it inspected and speaks to the mechanics at Bavarian Specialties and/or VAC will understand this is a tastefully and thoughtfully modified vehicle, with perfect execution, stock presentation, sensible and function upgrades which only enhance the M3 experience.

Reason for selling: New GTR ordered and on the way!This E46 M3 is a the last of the great car classic BMW styles and oozes "BMW Quality". I am an auto enthusiast and this represents my passion for cars and BMW. This was my first real exotic German Sports Coupe. The is Cherry and manically attended to. Once every ten years I allow myself a new toy and this year I am buying a 2014 GTR!

More pics available upon request. Wish me luck , I am a motivated seller and I am willing to entertain serious offers at/near the $30,000 price point. Inspections are welcome on serious inquiries.

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      01-10-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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Beautiful car!!
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      01-10-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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      01-10-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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Omg this is a beautiful car that surely brings back memories of my old m3. Similar color combo but much faster than mine hehehe.

How motivated are you to sell? I might know some people who would buy the car at the right price?
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      01-27-2013, 03:42 AM   #6
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I'm currently looking at selling my 09 m3. This would be something i would be very interested in. Any pictures of the interior?
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