The unicorn-like Estoril E46 M3 have been featured before, an incredible color selection on any model but shining especially bright with the added rarity on a non-standard model, customized through the BMW Individual program. The E46 M3 is in the top few percentiles of best sports cars ever, and the few wearing Estoril’s desirability is quickly multiplied. Today’s example just keeps piling on the extreme options list with an Active Autowerke supercharger leading the mechanical upgrades and plenty of Vorsteiner carbon bits turning up the visual volume. 40k miles is the cherry on top, completing the stunning package that could spend some time in european car if it had a better story than “I bought it on eBay for a boatload.”
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Well, close the search engines: I think I just found my dream car. I don’t know who will buy this off eBay, because I certainly don’t have the cash right now, but this is the direction I want to go some day. An E30 Touring has been through a thorough transformation, now sporting E30 M3 fender flares and the S50, Estoril blue, and caramel interior from an E36 M3. That’s a pretty serious combination of BMW all-stars. The conversion looks well done and cost-is-no-object, which is great in terms of overall package but tough on the wallet. The asking price is the main detraction here unless you care about E30 M3 provenance, in which case your panties are in all probability already in a tight bunch. But unlike the M3 convertible conversions, which are imitations of a rare-but-real car, there was no M3 wagon. This makes this extra awesome, irreverent, and understandable to me.
This is my favorite eBay find in a long time. I covet this car.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 BMW E30 Touring converted to M3
If you’re new here, my love for Estoril Blue is deep and unabashed. Part of this is sentimental, as the first M car I experienced and drove was Estoril, and part of it is that it’s just a damn gorgeous and deep color. I am instantly more intrigued by the F30 when they are in this uncommon hue. A while back I did a post with 3 different Bimmers all in Estoril, but today’s is a new one for me. Custom ordered from the factory, this owner (still the original) made a great choice and tacked on a few extra grand to his already-expensive E38 750il. It looks smashing, although the shadowline trim available on the 740 sports would make it even better. The V12 has less than 75k miles on it and it’s a BMW CCA member, supplementing the desirability of the great E38.
Click for more details: 1999 BMW 750il in Estoril Blue on BMW CCA Classifieds
Estoril is regarded as one of the best blues ever produced, and while a similar shade has recently appeared on Mercedes, it will forever be…