2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

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2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

Post by TQ » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:48 pm

Hi guys,

I've owned this car since September 2017 and after it sat at a mechanics for over a year until he got around to 'fixing it', which requiring a reasonable amount of welding, discs, pads, headlight dipping sensors, springs, to get it through an MOT after it was left for dead by its previous owner, I've come to the decision to sell it as a driving project.

Mechanically, it drives as sweet as anything, the engine and box are rock solid, no smoke or hesitation whatsoever. But cosmetically, it needs more work that I don't have the time to complete as I have other cars to worry about, and it generally sits idle apart from a drive on the weekends more than anything. Currently it needs attention to sills, minor arch bubbling, telltale E46 rust patches on the tail strip between boot and bumper, parking break adjustment, plus when the tank is brimmed, it stinks of fuel until the level in the tank drops. After that, I feel it'd be a lovely car.

It's been given a..what, sleeper treatment? Or something by the previous owner, the front alpina lettering on the bumper is painted black, likewise with the wheels, and the rear boot badging is all gone.

Ultimately I'm looking for ideas of it's value,I do love the car, but it's too much for me to work with, given I have a Z3 to play and work on already. I know it won't be worth too much given it either needs £1000 odds in a reasonable bodyshop to get it to a reasonable standard, or someone who feels keen! But it does drive perfectly well as it is, with 119500 ish miles on it.

Pictures are on imgur, https://imgur.com/a/BySk6hw with every single area I can see that needs attention, to be somewhat closer to actually being nice. Any more picture requests, information etc, just say so!

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Offers and viewings are welcome too, I'm based near Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Re: 2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

Post by hap » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:04 pm

Is it blue or black
Lovely bespoke interior
Value no idea most B3 coupe start at just over 4K up to 7k so perhaps circa 3k ish as it stands

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Re: 2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

Post by TQ » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:07 pm

It's black on black with blue/green piping and seat decals, the interior apart from a scuff on the bottom fabric of the drivers door, is lovely!

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Re: 2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

Post by CaesarBob » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:14 pm

Welcome to the forums.

We were saying the other day that there are a few B3 3.3 Coupes currently available, see below for links to adverts, and it appears that your best indicator of value is the current eBay auction running for #110. That looks like a similar condition car which would benefit from some rejuvenation.

B3 3.3 COUPE [E46] #041 Cosmos Black/ Grey Montana Leather; 2000_W; £5.0k; 125k; Private
B3 3.3 COUPE [E46] #110 Alpina Blue II/Light Grey Nappa Leather; 2000_X; £3.4k; 89k; eAuction
B3 3.3 COUPE [E46] #127 Topaz Blue/Black Montana Leather; 2001_Y; £7.0k; 78k; Private
B3 3.3 COUPE [E46] #233 Midnight Blue (Sonderlack)/Light Beige Montana Leather; 2002_02; £7.6k; 131k; Trade

Hope that helps
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Re: 2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

Post by Rav » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:21 pm

That interior is lovely. Just like my Saloon #032.
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Re: 2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

Post by TQ » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:28 pm

Thanks for the links you provided. I suppose the thing to do is to clean it up, throw it on and see what happens. I'd honestly be happy with £2000 as it stands, just to clear it out!

At that price though, I'd hate for it to snapped up for parts only.

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Re: 2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

Post by CaesarBob » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:06 pm

TQ wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:28 pm
Thanks for the links you provided. I suppose the thing to do is to clean it up, throw it on and see what happens. I'd honestly be happy with £2000 as it stands, just to clear it out!

At that price though, I'd hate for it to snapped up for parts only.
I think you need to be prepared for that as a likely outcome, there have been a few cheaper B3's ending up on the continent as they are worth more in parts over there than whole here. Realistically if that's your expectation you should easily make that on eBay.
'97 E36 B3 3.2 Touring #062
'15 F32 420d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'11 E92 320d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'99 E36 328iA SE "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'89 E30 325iA M-Tech II "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'91 E30 318iS (Sold)

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Re: 2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

Post by ali » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:16 am

PM sent
B3 3.3 Touring #108
B10 V8 #540
B3 3.0 Biturbo #107
E46 M3 Convertible

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Re: 2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

Post by CaesarBob » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:01 pm

ali wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:16 am
PM sent
Do you know it's on eBay ali?
B3 3.3 COUPE [E46] #135 Cosmos Black/Anthracite Buffalo Leather; 2000_X; £4.0k; 120k; Private
'97 E36 B3 3.2 Touring #062
'15 F32 420d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'11 E92 320d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'99 E36 328iA SE "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'89 E30 325iA M-Tech II "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'91 E30 318iS (Sold)

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Re: 2001 E46 B3 Coupe no.135 Offers

Post by TQ » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:16 pm

Ah, my bad, sorry, been busy and not checked here in a couple of days!

Have an aussie guy coming up from London who offered a reasonable price, all things considered. Seems very genuine and keen, even after being sent the sill and arch close ups!

If that falls through somehow, I'll relist it.

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