2004 BMW E46 M3 Coupe 6-speed

Up for auction is this 2004 BMW E46 M3 Coupe finished in Jet Black over an Imola Red interior.  Featuring an S54 inline-6 engine paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, this M3 is reported to have been traded in by its original owner at just 1,900 miles before it was purchased by its second owner who kept the car up until 2018 when it was acquired by the seller.  It has since received upgraded Bilstein PSS10 coil-overs, genuine 19” CSL Competition wheels, and preventative maintenance including a VANOS service, valve adjustment, and a new clutch.  Now with approximately 123k miles showing on the odometer, this well-maintained and nicely configured M3 is being offered for auction by its 3rd owner out of Utah accompanied by service records dating back to the original purchase.

This E46 is finished in Jet Black and the paint is said to be in excellent condition throughout.  The seller reports that he had the front bumper, hood, and fenders refinished, baked, and blended into the doors to eliminate some road-going chips. Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a CARFAX that reports rear-end damage in 2013.  Modifications include a front grille chrome delete, amber daytime running lights, and genuine 19” CSL Competition wheels that are said to have been dressed in new tires in 2018.

Inside, this M3 features a desirable Imola Red interior with M-specific factory details, added OEM Piano Black trim, a center armrest delete, and an updated head unit.  A brand-new shift knob was also recently installed along with a new steering wheel and seat cushions.  The A/C is said to have been recharged in 2018 and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.

This E46 is powered by a venerable S54 3.2 L inline 6-cylinder engine with VANOS variable valve timing that sends 338 HP to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed manual gearbox.  An upgraded Bilstein PSS10 coil-over suspension has been installed for improved handling and a more aggressive stance.  The brake pads and rotors were replaced in 2018 and the VANOS system has reportedly been serviced in the last 3k miles along with a valve adjustment and the installation of a new clutch.  Service records are said to be included dating back to the original purchase and this M3 is reported to be in excellent mechanical order having always been adult-owned and never subjected to track use.

 

This sale will include a set of 3 keys (2 masters, 1 valet), owner’s manuals, the original window sticker, complete service records, and a clean title.  One of the most celebrated sports cars of all time, this well-sorted M3 makes an excellent choice for any passionate driver. 

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $24,500
  • Auction End: March 5, 2021, 3:12 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 31
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Comments (60)

  • Paul8533 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Sold for $24,500

  • Paul8533 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $24,500

  • hansman11 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $24,000

  • steve9911 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,250

  • hansman11 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,000

  • Paul8533 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,500

  • steve9911 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,250

  • hansman11 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,000

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @hansman11 less than half a quart every oil change

  • steve9911 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $21,500

  • hansman11 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    How would you rate the oil consumption?

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @hansman11 I have not done that

  • hansman11 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • overndoner 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,500

  • mitchgage9 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $19,500

  • hansman11 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Im sure this has been asked, but has a compression check recently been done?

  • hansman11 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Just to give everyone a peace of mind. This M3 is turnkey and will pass smog in all 50 states. I will be around the rest of the auction if anyone has any questions, I will be more than happy to answer them. Good luck everyone!

  • mitchgage9 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • hansman11 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @hansman11 $600 enclosed 350 open trailer which I don’t recommend for this car lol

  • steve9911 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,750

  • hansman11 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,250

  • hansman11 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    About how much to ship to SoCal?

  • steve9911 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • bugoofus 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,500

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Additional photos have been posted to the listing gallery.

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I just added a picture of all 3 keys

  • Kevinjones 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Gotfuel haha all my personal cars are in Celsius, this one I had it coded to be in Celsius

  • Paul8533 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • Gotfuel (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Interesting that the temperature in the climate control reads in Celsius, yet the mileage is in Miles. Is this a setting to display in Celsius? I have an 04 e46, identical to this, except cinnamon interior and my climate control reads in Fahrenheit

  • steve9911 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $11,500

  • Gotfuel 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Kevinjones previous owner stated he backed into a parked car while trying to parallel park.

  • Kevinjones (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    What was the damage to the rear as noted in the car fax in 2013?

  • Paul8533 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Sillygoose 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $9,150

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @tubegearhead Rod bearings were inspected when the oil pan gasket was replaced. Subframe has not been reinforced, the car was never tracked or abused. I had it inspected and there is no issues with the subframe area.

  • tubegearhead (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Guchon How were the rod bearings inspected?

  • tubegearhead (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Guchon Has the subframe been reinforced?

  • Ramzirabbat 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,900

  • HarryDaHamster 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,650

  • Aaronruskin 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,200

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Tcrate Rod bearings never been done, they have been inspected and didn’t see any issues with them

  • Tcrate (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Have the Rod Bearings ever been replaced?

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @ErikLS2 I will be sold through my dealership, with reassignment from Guchon to new buyer.

  • ErikLS2 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Guchon Im in AZ, and they charge sales tax here if bought from a dealer, even in another state. Is it titled in your name or to the dealer?

  • Attorney_hen 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,777

  • BigL 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,800

  • hansman11 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • Attorney_hen 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $4,444

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @mfiorillo it’s a dynavin, and that’s a bmw air freshener in the vent

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @ErikLS2 if the car is leaving the state of Utah you will not be paying sales tax. Taxes will be paid in your home state. You will only pay for the car and nothing else.

  • ErikLS2 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Is vehicle titled in seller's name as an individual or to the dealer (in which case I pay sales tax in my state)?

  • mfiorillo 1 month, 2 weeksago

    What type of head unit did you install? Also what is the item that is in the air vent?

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @guitarnyc they should've been added, but I just resubmitted them. Pictures of Keys will be added later tonight as well.

  • guitarnyc 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Any pictures of the manuals, keys, original window sticker? I did not see them in the gallery.

  • Guchon (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @GmbH Thank you for the kind words!

  • GmbH (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Wow very nice m3!

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2004 BMW E46 M3 Coupe 6-speed
Final bid: $24,500 This auction has ended.