Lot 116 - 2001 BMW E46 330Ci SE
|Odometer reading||37,497 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,600|
- Manual gearbox
- Full service history
The BMW E46 was the fourth generation of the BMW 3 Series, the focus for the new incoming model design was an emphasis on improving aerodynamics and increasing the car's aggressive stance. The engine ranged from the mundane 316 to the fabulous M3 straight six and the 330 engine sat nicely at the upper tier of the range, producing 228bhp coupled to a chassis which BMW claimed to be 70% more rigid than its E36 predecessor.
This is a very rare and desirable manual 330Ci with very low mileage, impeccable service history and presented in a beautiful colour combination of Topaz Blue metallic paint with Sand Beige bubble/Nappa leather. This particular example is a three owner car, the original owner, who ordered the car, sold it to his neighbour before it was sold to the current registered keeper. The car was serviced exclusively by BMW in its early life and has been serviced by independents in the second and third owner’s custodianship.
It is clear by the service history and the condition of the car that this vehicle has wanted for nothing and is a credit to its owners.
Back in 2001, it was quite common for UK owners to order their cars through a German dealership due to the strength of the pound, this is one such car. The car was registered on 12th April 2001, it was ordered through B&K BMW in Hamburg and had a pre-delivery inspection with them on 5th April 2001.
The low mileage of 37,497 is backed up by the fully stamped service book and MoT test certificate records, the most recent service in August of 2018. It is presented with its original book packs, folder and accompanying receipts, service book and both keys plus the plastic service key and original sales brochure. This car was specified from new with climate control, electric sunroof, sports seats, park distance control, rain sensors and Xenon lights. With an MoT test certificate valid until April 2020, this car is an absolute gem and is a sure fire modern classic. Original and un-molested examples of these cars are becoming sought after and are commanding high prices in the current marketplace.
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