2001 BMW M3 Coupe

When I was looking for an E46 M3 back in 2014, it wasn’t particularly hard to find one. However, if you wanted one of the launch colors of the M3 – Phoenix Yellow Metallic, which I wanted, or Laguna Seca Blue – pickings were much more slim. We’ve recently looked at a string of PYM cars, so I thought it was worth checking out a nice blue example. Like PYM, finding a stock, lower-mile one in good condition is now less difficult thanks to specialty sites like Bring a Trailer, but it’s not as if they roll by every minute now that they’re 20 years old. And when they do, hang on…pricing is usually quite high. Case in point – a 34,000 mile 2004 example sold late last year for $53,333.

Well, today’s car is an early model – a 2001 – which in theory is a little less desirable than the post-LCI cars. But it’s stock, it’s in great shape, it’s a manual, and it’s got less than half the mileage of the example I just linked. The price? Well, let’s just say put the coffee down.

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Year: 2001
Model: M3 Coupe
VIN: WBSBL93421JR10367
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 15,500 mi
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Price: $109,900 Buy It Now

Vehicle Description
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!!2001 BMW M3!!

!!6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION!!

!!LAGUNA SECA BLUE OVER GRAY NAPPA LEATHER!!

!!15,589 MILES!!

!!2 KEYS + VALET KEY, BOOKS/MANUALS, ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER!!

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!!Cold Weather Package…Heated Front Seats…Headlamp Washers…Ski Bag…Luxury Package…Power Glass Sunroof…Dual Power Front Seats with Driver Memory…Nappa Leather…Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers…Adjustable Seatback Width including Lumbar…Xenon Headlamps…AM/FM CD Player…Harman Kardon Sound System!!

UDrive Automobiles is a family-owned, boutique car dealership located in West Chester, PA. We offer sales of hand-selected, special interest vehicles. The majority of our inventory is sourced out of the garages of private enthusiasts around the country. We look for interesting cars with low mileage, unique color combinations, high levels of equipment, and rare options. Simply put, we buy cars from enthusiasts, for enthusiasts. This RARE E46 is no exception as it is in spectacular condition inside and out! This BMW came to us from an existing client along with another special M3. He is one of the most well-known collectors of Porsche’s and BMW’s in the United States. The individual that he purchased it from is a long-time, local client of our dealership. Hence, we know the past 2 owners well. To say this M3 came from a car-loving home would be a significant understatement!

Recent Service History

15,554 Miles on 6/18/21 – BMW of West Houston
Perform Annual Oil Service
3 Year Annual Oil Plan Purchase – Free for next 2 Years
Replace A/C Blower Final Stage Unit

14,067 Miles on 11/21/19 – BMW of West Houston
Replace Rod Bearings
Programmed DME Control Module
Replace Passenger Side Airbag

The Bridgestone Potenza tires offer close to nee tread measuring 9/32nds on the front and 8/32nds on the rear. They are date-coded from 2017.

The 6 SPEED MANUAL transmission shifts flawlessly and the 3.2L 6 cylinder engine offers POWER when called upon!

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Condition is exceptional, the color is impressive, and the car is probably one of the better examples outside of the factory museum. The rod bearings, one of the reasons the early cars are feared a bit more, were replaced. It’s a pretty high-spec example, too – many early cars were not heavily optioned, and the Luxury Package on this example was replaced later with the Premium Package equipment group. Truth told it’d be even more valuable to some fanatics with manual seats, almost no options, and no sunroof; but it’s not like you can walk into the dealership and order this car today. Speaking of – the price! Sticker price in 2001 was $52,720. Correcting for inflation, that’s roughly $81,000 today – about what a new M3 will set you back. But you can’t buy a new E46, so is the ~$20,000 premium over the highest-priced examples I’ve seen sell warranted? In this market, who’s to say – but it does seem very, very expensive.

-Carter

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4 Comments

  1. James P Fuerstenberg

    no way for Porsche Turbo money would I buy that car….

  2. Another day, another crazy seller asking crazy money. Ugh.

  3. The craziest part is someone will probably buy it for close to that amount, and whoever does will have to be buried in it as these post-COVID price ain’t gonna last. Give it a few months and prices will be back to more normal levels.

  4. I’d rather have a flooded 40k mile 993 C2S

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