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ac_2007 11-30-2013 05:25 AM

WTB: E46 M3 Convertible
 
Well, I never thought I'd be looking at convertible M3s but here I am!

I have only a few prerequisites:
  • Must be 6-speed manual
  • Mileage must be under 200k
  • No engine/transmission issues (seen too many "ticking" M3s with spun rods)


Browsing Kijiji and the Classifieds regularly, but show me what you've got!
I will also consider well priced coupes!

ac_2007 12-02-2013 07:55 PM

*smoke*

2bmwguy 12-02-2013 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ac_2007 (Post 1632613)
Well, I never thought I'd be looking at convertible M3s but here I am!

I have only a few prerequisites:
  • Must be 6-speed manual
  • Mileage must be under 200k
  • No engine/transmission issues (seen too many "ticking" M3s with spun rods)


Browsing Kijiji and the Classifieds regularly, but show me what you've got!
I will also consider well priced coupes!

I thought I read on an other thread you hated convertable M3s. No luck finding a coupe..

ac_2007 12-02-2013 10:00 PM

I want a summer toy.

Off topic, let me know if you're still looking for a replacement S54 for your rolling chassis. I know a guy.

He can get you a great deal on full interior as well!

2bmwguy 12-02-2013 10:32 PM

Im good man...I got a s54 motor with 70k on it going in this week at tag motorsport with new flywheel and clutch. She will be nice and fresh for next spring .Sold all my old stuff . Thx..but no Thx.

ac_2007 12-05-2013 11:42 AM

Bump

newbe46 12-06-2013 04:41 PM

I just PM'ed you the pics. Let me know if you have trouble viewing.

ac_2007 12-07-2013 02:38 AM

PMs replied


Budget under $15k

ac_2007 12-11-2013 09:28 PM

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propr'one 12-11-2013 10:48 PM

this imola one looks good, you can probably talk the guy down:
http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ546901005

s54's with rod issues dont tick. ticking s54's are in need of valve adjustment.

dbworld4k 12-12-2013 12:42 AM

WTB: E46 M3 Convertible
 
That one has been on sale for over 6 months. The guy doesn't seem to be willing to negotiate so it hasn't moved. And it's a US import.

propr'one 12-12-2013 02:46 AM

for 15k if you want a clean convertible you're probably in going to end up with a US car. didn't see that one when i was shopping. did see a 01 imola coupe i'm still not sure how i feel about having passed up on. think it sold already, a guy named calvin was selling it.

ac_2007 12-12-2013 10:54 AM

I have no problem with owning a US car, so long as it has a clean title.

The "ticking" M3 that I saw last week was this one:
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ500515241

I imagined it might need a clutch at that price, instead it's very evidently the bottom end which has gone. Had to be there in person for the sales-rep to tell me this..



Earlier this week, I visited this higher mileage example:

http://www.danisautogroup.com/used-i...941ba27f07382c

I know maintenance is everything on these cars, so it wasn't completely excluded from my list. The interior is near immaculate, the front bumper was resprayed, and it shows as a clean title. In addition, the valve adjustment was done, and VANOS was checked (no maintenance, only checked)

Problems: The top has a tear in the side (doesn't cause water to seep in), the dual-mass flywheel makes the infamous "death-rattle" when turning off the engine, and the engine has a varnish-like buildup which looks almost like sludge. Some claim that 10W60 TWS oil is known for causing this varnish, but I have my doubts. Thoughts?

Axxe 12-12-2013 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1633672)
for 15k if you want a clean convertible you're probably in going to end up with a US car. didn't see that one when i was shopping. did see a 01 imola coupe i'm still not sure how i feel about having passed up on. think it sold already, a guy named calvin was selling it.

Didn't get a good vibe on the Imola one, didn't answer questions, was slow to respond and wouldn't pick up the phone when called. That and it seems that I'm the only one that doesn't like red cars.

For the imola vert, it's amazing that he is not willing to negotiate with a "MUST SELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" in his ad.

propr'one 12-12-2013 02:59 PM

i know calvin (i bought my set of ZCP wheels for the Z3M from him). he's works out of town (it consultant) so he's never around.

that car had BC coils, aftermarket front strut brace and an intake i think (edit: subframe re/re too). i had seen the car in person, it was pretty clean (although i didn't give it a close look over, as at that point i was just shopping for wheels). not bad for 13k

i think must sell should be synonymous with "lets make a deal". when i sell shit, i'm always open to negotiation (in person, with cash. not email/phone)

i bet you if i showed up with 15K for that red vert he'd sell it to me.


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