E46 M3 - Rise Of The Phoenix

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  1. 7 Jul 2017 at 12:45 PM #1
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    I have had the car a few months now and already have not stopped spending!

    I gave up all hope for a Great spec Mint Condition E46 M3 and having traveled the length of whole country looking at cars that clearly was not to my standard and I nearly gave up all hope.

    Now Fast track on to April when I was made aware of a Private collector just a few hours away that was down sizing his collection and he had a E46 M3 PY that ticked all the box's FBMWSH with every option ticked and under 70k miles 2 owners from new! - Also has been Clear 3M Wrapped from new!!!!!! So you guessed it no stone chips YES!!!!........ But I'm afraid to say it's coming off as it was ageing and letting the car down (Loads of pics to follow) :thumbsup:

    Well needless to say I was there in a heartbeat deal was done and my perfect fully loaded example of a E46 M3 is home :D................ My Wife was so most impressed finally!! As I have been dragging her around the country looking at loads & loads lol lol!! :roflmao:

    Anyway here she is with every option ticked..... Power fold - rear blind - Heated seats - Harmon Kardon- Nav- TV - The Real Full Monty as I like to say lol!....................



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    My Son busy at work making sure the Exhaust is looking superb :D:roflmao:




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    I hope you all like it ........... I personally love it :)

    Cheers
     
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  2. 7 Jul 2017 at 12:52 PM #2
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  3. 7 Jul 2017 at 1:00 PM #3
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  4. 7 Jul 2017 at 1:07 PM #4
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  5. 7 Jul 2017 at 1:26 PM #5
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    After a lot of thought and reading reviews I decided on the H&R Springs and can not recommended them enough perfect height and feels better then OE setup

    Need to settle down as just fitted in this pic....


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  6. 7 Jul 2017 at 1:31 PM #6
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    Wow that really is immaculate, very nice. I hope you have a garage in which to keep it mint.
     
  7. 7 Jul 2017 at 1:34 PM #7
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    Awesome find mate - congratulations!

    Glad you're binning of the black grills, they always look a bit cheap on an E46 and you done the right thing getting grills from a 4-pot with the black slats and chrome outers. Will tie in nicely with a set of silver CSLs :thumbsup: :cool:.

    Already looks SO fresh in this pic, especially compared to most who fit smoked indicators and black grills! OEM for the win 100%.

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    What are other plans?

    I too use Dorney for the odd photoshoot - great spot. If that's local we must be too. Whereabout are you based? I'm in Taplow.

    Enjoy the car looking forward to more updates :thumbsup:
     
  8. 7 Jul 2017 at 1:37 PM #8
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the great comments Mr T

    Yes indeed it will be Sorn over winter and garaged on a trickle charger :thumbsup:

    Thanks again mate
     
  9. 7 Jul 2017 at 1:41 PM #9
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    Hi Keith

    To be honest plans are to keep it as Oe and fresh as possible along with a touch of CSL software SMG and wheels of course

    then it's just trying to improve on it really and yes just round corner from you off Lent Rise Rd in Burnham
     
  10. 7 Jul 2017 at 1:46 PM #10
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    We're pretty much Neighbours! Haha. Keep an eye out for my Monte - we shouldn't miss each other! :D

    Should get some pics together at some point. I'm changing wheels soon too, so once we've both done that we should get a shoot sorted :cool:
     
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    New Genuine BMW Discs and pads fitted...

    To be honest they didn't need doing, but had a great price from my best mate at Euros so done them all and new shoes and sensors he even delivered them with a pack of beers now thats great service lol!

    A few pics .......






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  12. 7 Jul 2017 at 2:16 PM #12
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    100% Keith and yes indeed would love to meet up for pic shoot :thumbsup:

    Speak soon mate
     
  13. 7 Jul 2017 at 2:23 PM #13
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    Man after my own heart!
     
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    Sorry Rick I can't see the pic mate ?...... Edited can see it now mate will grab a pic for you but was awesome did not see it at all other then the dirty edges when looking very very close
     
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    I know ...should have just quoted the whole thread :rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry Rick I can't find one mate sorry

    If I do I will bang it up :thumbsup:
     
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    New Fog light Surrounds and Clips to stop rear bumper sag on corners easy to do and future proof it one less thing to worry about :thumbsup:

    Also tried my fav Trim Dye and can not recommend this enough factory finish and saved me a small fortune over the years :)

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