I’ve been on a bit of a tear recently regarding rarity. There seem to be far too many unusual color combinations that were seldom ordered and sellers pick that “1 of x” point as their badge of honor regarding the specialness of the car. Okay, so some of those combinations are pretty neat, and indeed some of the cars are quite rare – like last week’s Pre-Production Evergreen and Kayalami M Roadster. It was a car custom ordered to someone’s taste from the available options, and as a result it’s neat as an oddity but not the most attractive color combination. I understand the point – if I was going to go buy a brand new car from any manufacturer, I’d want to assure that my example of a mass produced car was just a bit different than what everyone else had. What better way than to custom-order a color out of specification, such as today’s 2004 E46 M3 finished in Dakar Yellow by BMW Individual:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 BMW M3 on eBay
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed semi-automatic SMG
Mileage: 31,020 mi
Price: $29,000 Buy It Now
2004 E46 M3
Dakar yellow / Black nappa leather / cloth seats
Factory Sunroof delete / M cloth and manual seats / Bi – xenon / PDC / Home Link / Aluminum Trim / Harmon Kardon
Sequential 6 Speed Gearbox ( new SMG pump installed less then 500 miles ago)
Original Paint Very rare and clean M3
All Matching vin tags and OG stickers
Bilstein Pss9 front coilover set up / Rear H&R springs / H&R sway bars
D Zone 3 piece wheels originally made by H.R.E.
This Combination of options and color was only available upon request through BMW Individual Program.
Dakar Yellow is a very sought after color considering there where only around 44 produced according to M3 aficionado.
Stock OEM 19’s available if the price is right!
$31,000 negotiable — looking to sell outright but may entertain the right trade.
If there are any questions on this UNICORN don’t hesitate to call or text me at (786) 291 3622
I have no problems in arranging shipping, The M is for-sale locally so I reserve the right to end this auction at any time. Sold as-is.
Minus the SMG transmission, this is pretty much exactly how I’d choose to spec an E4 M3. I probably wouldn’t have chosen Dakar Yellow as the color as I prefer the Phoenix Yellow that was in the regular production run, but it’s surely a standout in this shade. Optioned with the cloth and manual sport seats, it’s truly a unique ride. While the black HRE wheels are all the rage, I’d probably opt for the original 19″ wheels that were much better looking than the stock 18″ in my opinion even if they are slightly heavier – the best would be to pick up some CSL wheels though. Otherwise, enjoy the lower miles on one of the best M3s produced; E46s aren’t likely to approach E30 pricing anytime soon, but I’d imagine in another few years we’ll be watching them climb too – and an example like this, if miles are kept in check and condition excellent as it appears now – will be one of the most valuable and sought after.