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2006 BMW M3 Convertible - 6-Speed Manual - Tastefully Modified - Over $25k Invested - Black on Black (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this vehicle on a website other than our main website, its possible that only some of our many photographs of this car are presented due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the photographs, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Garage Kept Motors is pleased to offer this performance M3 Convertible from a local enthusiast and friend. It is said that among car owners, there are two groups: those who recognize that the M3 is one of the best-balanced cars ever made... and those who havent driven one yet. Among M3 owners themselves, the E46 generation (2001 - 2006) is generally considered to be the closest BMW ever came to producing a perfect car. 50/50 balance... limited-slip rear differential... naturally-aspirated high-revving inline 6 cylinder engine that comes alive between 5,500 and 8000rpm... and a stance and posture that beg and demand to be driven with spirit every time it leaves the garage. All these characteristics have the makings of a phenomenal car, but inside the E46 M3, magic happened - and the result is a driving experience that is truly legendary (...And the responsiveness of the naturally aspirated S54 power plant in particular has set the standard that - to this day - turbo engineers still try - and usually fail - to match.) Its no surprise, then, that well kept and low mileage coupes in the E46 generation are beginning to climb closer and closer to the $100,000 price point. E46 M3 fanatics reading this listing in particular need to know only one thing: that as the previous owner deliberated and researched each modification made, he asked only one question: will this mod bring this car closer to CSL spec, or not? If it would: the mod was made regardless of cost. If not, the idea was tossed out. In other words, mods were in no way thrown at this car. Rather: the owner of this car was an E46 enthusiast to the core, and consulted with other E46 experts across the country to determine which mods would accentuate the driving, handling, and performance philosophies as intended by the cars original designers. Attention was primarily made to ensure that the brilliance of the S54 engine could inhale and exhale as efficiently and cleanly as possible, and indeed this car was tuned nearly perfectly in this regard, featuring on the intake side: an Evolve CSL carbon fiber intake manifold; MAF delete with an Alpha-N tune; Schrick oversized CSL racing camshaft tuned perfectly, lifting the mighty S54s redline to 8200rpm. For ignition: A custom tune by Alex of Performance Euroworks in Chicago. And for exhaust: Active Autowerks sport headers, Active Autowerks performance exhaust with high-flow catalytic converters, SuperSprint Street section 3 (which includes the muffler system) for a perfect M3 exhaust note. The current owner states: Of all the money Ive put into this car over my three years with it, not a single penny was to fix an issue: it was all either preventative maintenance or performance enhancements like those listed above. When I purchased the car, I had been hunting for 9 months across the entire country, searching for the finest 2006 (last and best model year) black on black convertible I could find. This one was found as part of a collection and was not for sale; it took me three months to get its owner to sell it to me. When I bought it, the car was perfect and needed nothing. Still, I gave my mechanic a standing authorization to replace any mechanical component that fell below 95% in quality. Every possible future issue was prevented and bulletproofed (VANOS, sub frame, rod bearings, suspension bushings, any hose that showed even the slightest trace of wear); every possible vulnerability in its factory design was corrected. Maintenance items performed on this car are too many to list, but records a
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