You and a million plus of your internet friends love the E46 M3. With a high-revving naturally-aspirated inline-6, near perfect weight distribution and timeless looks, how could you not? So how to stand apart from the crowd? Well, this ’05 might be just the right ticket. First, you’d want to source one of the elusive BMW Individual examples. Like Porsche’s Paint to Sample, these were custom-ordered Ms with near limitless options, and the E46 was the first to really exploit this before it was the popular trend. 58 Coupes were optioned in E36-spec Estoril Blue Metallic for the U.S. market, and admittedly it looks great on the newer generation too. This one goes one step farther with M Texture Anthracite Alcantara that is very infrequently seen in the modern Ms. Not done yet, it was opted with a 6-speed manual to sooth the Internet’s fears. For good measure the ZCP Competition Package was ticked on the order sheet. And to scare everything else on the road, it was then sent to Dinan where just about every conceivable option was fit. The resultant supercharged S3-R package was good for 462 horsepower. The seller describes this combination as a unicorn, and it’s pretty hard to argue with that assessment.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 BMW M3 Dinan S3-R Competition Package Individual on eBay
Model: M3 Dinan S3-R ZCP
Engine: 3.2 liter supercharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 69,995 mi
Location: San Diego, California
Price: $78,996 Buy It Now
BMW M3 E46 2005 Estoril Blue/Comp/M Cloth/Dinan S3-R/6MT/Low Miles “THE UNICORN”
This car is an immaculate and Ultra-Rare BMW Estoril Blue M3 ZCP Competition Coupe with M-Texture Alcantara/Leather Interior, a 6-Speed Manual Transmission and the Dinan S3R Signature Package.
This Collector car is 1 of only 81 Estoril Blue E46 M3s ever produced for the North American market and is likely the ONLY Competition / 6-speed version on the planet! To make this stunning BMW M3 even more rare, it has been enhanced with the Dinan S3-R Signature Package (Serial #S30398), adding an Intercooled Supercharger system which pumps out 462hp & 328ftlbs torque. The Dinan S3R package adds Dinan High-Flow Throttle Bodies, Dinan 3.91 Limited Slip Differential, Dinan Muffler, Dinan Stage 3 Suspension, Dinan Front & Rear Strut Tower Bars, and a Dinan 27mm Adjustable Front Swaybar.
Other features on this Rare M3 include the Competition Package, DVD Navigation System, Heated Front Seats, Harman-Kardon Premium Audio, Power Moon Roof, Park-Distance Control (PDC), Power Adjustable Sport Seats, On-board Computer, Xenon Headlights, 19×9.5 / 19×8.5 Staggered Black Competition Wheels, and Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
This BMW M3 has been meticulously maintained and garaged by an avid BMW Enthusiast and is in absolutely spectacular condition. A full frontal clear-bra was installed by Modern Image and a Blackstone oil analysis was performed at 69k miles, showing no rod bearing issues whatsoever. Every maintenance detail has been considered and documented by the same Independent BMW shop in San Diego. It also has a perfect, 2-owner CARFAX report with NO accidents…. a true no-excuses car – and true Ultimate Driving Experience!
Below are some of the details:
– 2005 BMW M3 E46
– Color: Estoril Blue (Individual order program through BMW)
– Competition Package
– M Texture Alcantara Interior (Extremely beautiful and rare)
– Full Dinan S3-R Package factory installed by original owner in northern CA (This has the perfect amount of torque and power that is superb to drive with and is very usable on the street and track (NOTE: I have never raced nor tracked this since I purchased it)
– 6 speed manual transmission (Only way to drive in my opinion)
– Low Miles approx 69,9XXk (4900mi/yr on avg which is extremely low)
– All required maintenance has been done plus much more. I virtually brought this back to as good as new with no expenses spared (all receipts available to show proof of this). I added a custom clear bra to the entire front which is hard to notice when viewing the vehicle and this was done at Modern Image in San Diego. I have always only hand washed it, garaged it, used the exact oil that BMW suggests and only filled it with Shell and sometimes Chevron 91 octane gas as well. Hopefully these small details will give you a sense of how I have maintained this car throughout its time with me.
The VIN decoder supports that this car is original; Sonderlackierung 490 (Paintwork Estoril Blue Metallic code 335) over F2AT Anthracite M Texture Alcantara & Black Nappa leather and S7MAA Competition Package. It appears that the Dinan modifications were done after purchase rather than dealer-installed, but as the supporting documentation seems to be in order I don’t know that makes much of a difference in value. The car has several original exterior items blacked-out and that could turn off some buyers, but all could be reverted to the original silver or chrome. Personally I’m not a fan of the look, but I’m also not the buyer of this car. At $79,000, would you be? Well, an $80,000 modified E46 M3 isn’t without precedent. But that particular car was the result of a bidding war, ultra-low miles and a spectacular color. For a better comparison, let’s look at a 2004 M3 Dinan S3 that sold in September. At $40,000, it was pretty expensive already for a M3. It was a great color combination, and while admittedly it wasn’t the more potent S3-R or a Competition Package OR a BMW Individual example, it did have less than half the miles of today’s special car. I’m not sure there’s supporting evidence to double the value of that Imola Red M3/S3, but then again I’m not the buyer. This really is a one-of-one type of car, and someone might find that very compelling.