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    Thread: VadGTI: That E46 'M3' Touring is back up for sale.

    1. Member mellbergVWfan's Avatar
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      10-03-2012 04:06 AM #1
      http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...22869901&Log=0





      Have you ever dreamed of owning a BMW wagon with all the performance of an M3? If so then this is the car for you! This 2000 BMW 323it has been fully and seamlessly converted into an M3 to create the ultimate in utility and performance. Lots of time, money, and dedication were put into ensuring that no shortcuts were taken, and it shows! The body of this car has about 130,000 miles on, but don’t let the high miles worry you. Every bit of the drivetrain on this car was swapped from a 2004 M3 coupe with 55,000 miles including: 3.2L 333 hp Inline 6 engine, 6-Speed manual transmission, Full rear end (including subframe, differential and axles), Brakes/Suspension (control arms, trailing arms, links, etc.), Gauge cluster that reflects the actual drivetrain mileage, Steering wheel, Exhaust, Trunk floor sectioned in (along with mobility kit), all welds seam-sealed, HVAC/Air conditioning/Cruise control/all electrical functions work as intended.

      The car has also received some factory BMW (non-M3) and aftermarket upgrades. The front fenders/hood/headlights were converted to the 2002+ facelift parts, and brought with the addition of bi-xenon headlights. The front bumper and mirrors are M3 style, and the rest of the car still maintains all original paint in great condition. The interior features trim from the ZHP model 3 series and a Whalen Shift Machine stainless steel shift knob. Currently, the car sits on FK coilover suspension and 17′ Fikse FM10 wheels. This one-of-a-kind wagon is wolf in sheep’s clothing, but still turns heads with its good looks.
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      10-03-2012 04:45 AM #2
      Interesting. I might be tempted to rebadge it as a....


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      10-03-2012 04:47 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by cityjohn View Post
      Interesting. I might be tempted to rebadge it as a....



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      10-05-2012 12:14 AM #4
      Something's just lightly off about it now. PineappleMonkey should buy it since it somehow ended up in his neck of the woods. I wasn't going to give up my E30 M3 and pay an additional $10k for it, no matter how awesome it was .
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      10-05-2012 12:18 AM #5
      That is quite badass.

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      10-05-2012 01:04 AM #6


      Dat wagon ass.
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      10-05-2012 01:43 AM #7
      That has been up for sale for quite a while now. Not that I don't drool about it all the time...

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      10-05-2012 01:49 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by titleist1976 View Post
      That has been up for sale for quite a while now. Not that I don't drool about it all the time...
      It used to be in OC. Now it's in IL.

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      10-05-2012 01:53 AM #9
      Isn't that the one that was on CL and BimmerForums for a long time? It was well built as I recall...not a bad price for what you get.
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      10-05-2012 02:02 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      Isn't that the one that was on CL and BimmerForums for a long time? It was well built as I recall...not a bad price for what you get.
      That's the one. Jocko2.0 was the seller. He wanted my M3 + $10k for it when I showed interest.

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      10-05-2012 01:07 PM #11
      Would it have been possible to swap the E46 M3 front end onto that wagon? Or is the sheet metal not congruent with the rest of the car.

      It's done very nicely as-is, but I have time to nitpick so I will.
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      10-05-2012 01:50 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
      Would it have been possible to swap the E46 M3 front end onto that wagon? Or is the sheet metal not congruent with the rest of the car.

      It's done very nicely as-is, but I have time to nitpick so I will.
      it is not bolton, sedan/touring fenders cut on the door side and welded to ///M front parts

      that price is pretty good, about what i got for mine

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      10-05-2012 01:54 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by gambit420s View Post
      it is not bolton
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      10-05-2012 03:06 PM #16
      That thing is sweet. Not as sweet as, say... this:

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...t_1026&afsrc=1

      but sweet.

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      10-05-2012 03:22 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      It used to be in OC. Now it's in IL.
      Yes, I realize that. I can't believe someone backed out on the eBay listing at what? $17.5k? Or did the original owner back out of it at that price? I can't remember.

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