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  1. paulo

    E46 M3 Manual

    ...there's another nice example just listed on TradeMe here: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1990011603.htm?rsqid=f0500b853db94e1c990e6f7e7cd34bb6 Looks to be fairly well sorted. UK Import. I think it's a fair asking price for what it is...
  2. ... and also the M-diff and half-shafts, worth up to $2500 alone to the right buyer (on a good day!). Not to mention the M3 specific cosmetic items such as door mirrors, aluminium bonnet with power bulge, seats with electrically operated bear-hugging side-bolsters, rear-view mirror, and factory flared guards (currently "protected" with a generous coating of fibreglass)
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    ...maybe check with the guy selling this Z3 race car to see if he still has the A/C compressor off the installed S50B32: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/specialist-cars/competition-cars/auction-1919409650.htm?rsqid=790896a0458640248a0267e52bc6f57f Regards Paul
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    Wanted E36 M3 Dakar Yellow

    The re-shelled Dakar 318is had a 3.2 Evo motor and 6-speed box fitted. I remember seeing it at Turners for around $10k a few years back, then popped up again for around $15k. Seemed like a lot at the time for a non genuine M3, but these days...probably not. Here's the Bimmersport thread to that one: http://bimmersport.co.nz/topic/43360-m3-e36-evo-for-sale/?tab=comments#comment-475966
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    SOLD-Replica M3 CSL 19inch wheels - price drop

    Hi Tom, I'm definitely keen to buy these for $600 and will pick up - Have PM'd you. Many thanks Paul
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    e46 M3 front left guard

    Hi there, I am in need of a front left guard for an e46 M3. Genuine steel guard, not fibreglass or composite please. Colour not important (but Steel Grey would be a bonus!) - must be straight with minimum paint prep required. Many thanks Paul
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    e46 M3 brake rotors

    Hi Guys, Thanks for all of the pointers. The best price the dealer could do for front and rears was about $1600, which is not too bad compared to $1400 for ones shipped from USA, by the time freight and duty is added up. The standard OEM USA ones tend to be solid (but ventilated) discs, only a few suppliers carry what they call "euro spec" discs which are slotted and ventilated with a 2-piece setup / alloy hub. I might end up going for some locally available Stoptech numbers for around $1000. Freight is only $30 ex Auckland, vs $200 - $300 ex USA. Cheers Paul
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    e46 M3 brake rotors

    Hi there, Just checking to see if anyone knows of a NZ Based supplier of OEM / Genuine brake rotors for e46 M3 at a reasonable price? Or anyone that happens to have a pair or a full set of new / near new rotors? I need the fronts and rears. I've looked at purchasing ex USA, but the freight is a killer, even using the likes of NZ Post YouShop (weight would be about 35kg) Cheers Paul
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    99 Z3 2.8L parts car just in @ BMWORLD

    Hi Brent, Just out of interest - what's the digital display thing in the lunch-box container in the engine bay? Also, you mention that you have new lower foam set for e36 sport seats - I'd be interested in more details on that - ie is it a pair? and price? - PM me if you like. Regards Paul
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    e46 M3 intake manifold WTB

    Hi there, I am after a factory 6-speed air intake in good condition. Needs to be the non-SMG type without the hydraulic oil reservoir. I have a broken hose connector point on my one, and I am not keen on getting it repaired. Not wanting to spend too much, as I will probably be going for a carbon air-box before too long... Cheers Paul
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    WTB M3 E46

    Ahh, it has been snapped up fairly quickly. Was losted for a fair price, I think. The last one of similar spec that I saw for sale on TradeMe sold for about $32k - $34k from memory. A nice , genuine NZ new factory 6-speed manual Phoenix Yellow with just less than 100,000km.
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    WTB M3 E46

    This one here looks like it ticks most of your boxes: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1496118660.htm Not NZ New, but in my experience UK imports are fairly honest. They go through a rigorous inspection process around potential rust issues as part of the compliance process .
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    E34 M5 NZ NEW

    At $24,150 it's sitting within 15% of the reserve price - I'm guessing it has a $25k reserve. Hopefully someone here will snap it up for that...
  14. paulo

    E34 M5 NZ NEW

    I had a look at this M5 the other day and can confirm that the Turners photos definitely do not do this car justice. It is probably one of the best examples that you could find in NZ. Great overall condition, not super-mint, but obviously very well cared for and totally original as far as I can see. The idea of a grey interior with Violet exterior sounds not so great on paper, but in the flesh I think that it actually works. It has seude side bolsters (a little rubbed up on the drivers seat, but nowhere near wearing through) and "M-rain" grey fabric inserts. Gear knob would need replacing to tidy it up, and the steering wheel is a little shiny, but otherwise looking very clean and way better than any e34 interior that I have seen recently. If I owned it, the first thing I would do would be to change the chrome detailing around the side windows to Shadowline black. And probably delete the lower silver grey trim to body colour. And put some proper tyres on it (has some Bridgestone "Sporty Style" Japanese import numbers on it) I have attached a few slightly better photos.
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    Manual E46 M3

    This Manual M3 is in Chch: https://www.trademe.co.nz/1399720566 I know Phoenix Yellow is not quite the grey / black colour you are after, but I don't think you could get much better than this particular example. NZ New, low Kms, good history, and low ownership. I've seen and driven it and can confirm that it is in very good order. I've driven 5 previously, and this would have to be the best of the lot. And remember, Phoenix Yellow is just one vinyl wrap away from becoming the colour of your choice!