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The_Edge last won the day on November 30 2018

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  • Birthday 03/14/1987

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  1. I just insured my M3 with AA insurance (classic) and its $16 per fortnight. They said the only condition was that it wasn't driven regularly, and that it had to be kept in a garage...
  2. The Black one. That's the one I took to Bellars Motor Works under good advisement. They were awesome!
  3. The_Edge

    WTB: E46 M3

    Just an update. Just got the back from Bellars Motor Works. Went in for a full checkup. Replaced right front ball joint (control arm), besides that, everything is 100s. Underside is perfect with no corrosion. Vanos is 100%. Total cost for checkup, diagnostics and ball joint just over 1K. 😏👍
  4. The_Edge

    WTB: E46 M3

    So.... I purchased the UK import E46 M3 yesterday. https://www.trademe.co.nz/1833187514 The bodywork and interior are mint.....love the red interior. Also has the HK sound system. Some corrosion underneath and on the calipers, but looks minimal so far. It seems like HellBM is the recommended service provider, so I'll give Ray a call tomorrow and ask him to give it a once over and replace anything that needs replacing. Also need to check rear subframe. I'll report back as soon as I have an outcome.
  5. The_Edge

    WTB: E46 M3

    Yes looking for a manual, just surprised 4 E46 M3 came up on trademe in a day...... Seeing this one on Sunday, https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1825986492.htm?rsqid=1069f1e288df4b2c8b75dd78e7774cc0 Hope a deal can be made.
  6. The_Edge

    WTB: E46 M3

    And all of a sudden, https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1826637115.htm?rsqid=1069f1e288df4b2c8b75dd78e7774cc0 https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1826277370.htm?rsqid=1069f1e288df4b2c8b75dd78e7774cc0
  7. The_Edge

    WTB: E46 M3

    https://www.customs.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/fact-sheets/fact-sheet-29-advice-on-private-motor-vehicle-imports.pdf There are a few ways to make it cheaper to import. Like buying the car, putting it in storage for 12 months after it's registered in your name, then only paying GST on 50% of the value of the car when it's imported. If you buy it and ship it immidiately you could claim the VAT (South Africa's version of GST, also 15%) back, but pay GST on the full value of the vehicle. As far as I know, there are no import duties on top of the GST. Shipping/freight can be pricey if you put the car in a container and ship it over, but pretty cheap if you put it on a vehicle carrier. (like the ones that come into Auckland harbor from Japan fully loaded every day of the week). It's worth doing some research....there are a LOT of collectible cars there.
  8. There are a lot of Mint E46 M3's in South Africa. And i can tell you that South Africans look after their cars well. Of course some of the cars get thrashed like anywhere else in the world, but generally cars are babied. https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/umhlanga/2004-bmw-m3-coupe-blue-with-128518km-available-now/1003259911560910354983609 https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/sandton/2003-bmw-m3-coupe-white-with-146000km-available-now/1003186905960911152620309 https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/pietermaritzburg/bmw-m3/1003382710880910003436509 https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/berea-musgrave/2003-bmw-m3-coupe/1003116756990910415252609 https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/other/2002-bmw-m3-coupe/1003340723680910168234509 https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/other/2004-bmw-m3-coupe/1003148562520911122900409 Just a few examples of cars available there at the moment. Exchange rate is about 1NZD = 9.5ZAR (south african rand) The only reason i haven't imported is because I want to finance a car in NZ. Mrs not keen on spending house deposit money on a car !! 😂 I know many car fanatics there that can look at cars properly. Cheers
  9. The_Edge

    WTB: E46 M3

    Guys. Thank you all for the responses!! Thank you for the advise. I've been looking for a while and I am very particular when looking at a car to buy, which is why I am still sitting without one.😂 Karter16 - I read your build thread, was an awesome read. You're lucky to have done the build with your Dad!!! Thank you bennyboy and Karter16 for posting this link so quickly. I have spoken to the guy and will view the car on the weekend. I will def not be paying 42K...We'll see how things go on the weekend. I could import a LSB with 100000km all costs included from South Africa for that price. The car looks amazing in the pics though, so i will pay a fair price if all checks out.😊 Thank you for the mail and chat, Looking forward to seeing your car on the weekend too. Cheers
  10. https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/northern-pretoria/1994-bmw-m3-2d/1003340690870911228410009 If you're willing to import from South Africa.👌 About $40k
  11. The_Edge

    WTB: E46 M3

    Hi All, I'm new to the Forum and to New Zealand. I sold up most of my cars in South Africa and need to re-collect in NZ. 😁 I'm looking for a clean Manual E46 M3, with low mileage. Willing to pay the right price for the right car. Laguna Seca would be first prize, but unlikely to find one for sale I guess. Not looking for a cabriolet. Please contact me if you have one, or know someone that has an E46 M3 for sale. Phone: +64278433343. (I work out of country a lot so whatsapp message or whatsapp call on this number) Email: jarededge@gmail.com Cheers
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