BMW M3 2001 Car at East Midlands Private individual1 month ago Automobiles East Molesey 77 views
BMW M3 2001 Car at East Midlands
Fantastic original spec, excellent drive and stunning condition. This has been my dream car since they were released. I bought this in 2012. I have loved, cherished and looked after this car to the best of my ability from day 1. Since March 2020 it has cost me 12,000 in planned and unplanned maintenance and on my salary I can no longer do this. Thats why Im selling even though I dont want to. Regarding full service history there are a few things to take on board: 1. The car was already 11 years old when I bought it, with incomplete maintenance history. 2. I never intended to ever sell it. 3. It would take me 2 and a half days to earn what BMW charge for one hour of workshop labour. For me the search has been for a garage that respects the car and me and that I can trust and whose labour rates are reasonable. Ive got some history from before my ownership. Since I bought the car I have kept a spreadsheet that lists all the work I have had done, by whom and what it cost. I also have all the invoices which total 29,000. There are also about 4,000 of invoices for paint. 137K miles on the clock, though rising as it is my daily. Engine and drive train Oil and filter have been changed regularly with Castrol 10W/60. Last change August 2020 @ 130,380 miles. Last full Inspection 2 was July 2017. The engine work in August 2020 constituted half an Insp 2 and the rest of it, being fuel and air filters and spark plugs was completed in July 2021. Cylinder head removed checked, refaced, new gasket, timing chain, new water pump and thermostat August 2020. Vanos serviced September 2019 Diff rebuilt June 2020 Prop shaft refurbished April 2021 Body and Wheels: Superb Imola Red body work cared for by professional valeter once a month. Body is waxed and surfaced with protectant at required intervals. Front wings replaced with new BMW ones undersealed in May 2015. New windscreen June 2020 Bonnet and front bumper painted in May 2021. New front fog lights 2021 Alloy Refurb March 2020 Goodyear F1 assymetric 3 tyres: Rears new March 2020, Fronts new April 2020 Brake calipers rebuilt and re-painted by BigRedd in 2013. Replace brake hoses November 2014. Metal brakelines replaced in March 2020. Suspension refresh: December 2018 Bilstein B4 shock absorbers and Eibach springs with 10mm drop Rear axle carrier panel welding done March 2020. Including new polybushes all round. Refurbed alternator 2017 Interior: Imola Red Nappa Leather in good condition, with two small flaws in the back seats. Air conditioning works perfectly. Original Harman Kardon head unit with cassette slot! CD carrier in the boot. All works perfectly. Front door handle tweeters have been replaced with brand new ones. Woofer in bottom of front door passenger replaced with second hand one. New centre console, cup holders and smokers pack and sunglasses compartment covers February 2020. New remote ignition key November 2019. All original keys are present, 2 remote keys both work in the locks but not remotely, 1 valet key, 1 wallet key. 5 keys total. BMW booklets present in original BMW wallet. Convertible top: Brand new hydraulic pump in December 2012. Serviced January 2018 and August 2021. Sapphire Black hard top is available to buy for an extra 500 MOT until April 2022 There have been 9 previous owners, it has been with me for the last 9 years. This is a 20 year old car. You will be taking on all its future issues, if it should have any, so prepare yourself for that. In theory, having had 29K of work done, 12K of it in the last 16 months, it should be good for a while. Outstanding work: 1. On starting, there can be a fraction of a second hesitation in the engine start on turning the key. I think its the ignition switch itself, because if you press the key firmly, it doesnt happen. 2. Paintwork on rear bumper is required and the clips need replacing. 3. Corrosion on offside wing mirror base. 4. Poor condition of headliner and heated rear screen of soft top not working. 5. One alloy has slight curb damage. 6. Rod bearings have not been done, though an oil analysis was done in April 2021 and advised that there was nothing of concern. I am very serious about selling this car and would appreciate seriously interested buyers only. Please ring me with any questions. I welcome you to come and view the car. Please do all your research and insurance checks before viewing. No swaps or PX, thank you. I hope this superb car goes to a genuine enthusiast. Please contact in the first instance by phone 07799 737979 20,500 Thanks for looking.