Cheapest M3 For Sale: 2002 BMW E46 M3

People claim that something is -est all the time.  The fastest.  The meanest.  The leanest. The beastiest. The cheesiest. The frostiest. The greenest. The chipotlest. The cleanest. The best. The sportiest. The raciest. But they are usually wrong — sometimes on purpose, sometimes through hyperbole, but I’m going to drop an EST on y’all that’ll be hard to disprove.  This is…the..cheapEST M3 for sale on the planet. It just needs some bearings and a bottom end overhaul…how hard can that be on an 8000 rpm inline-6? Find this 2002 BMW E46 M3 offered for $3,500 in Ventura, CA via craigslist. Tip from Sean.

From the seller:

2002 bmw E46 m3 

condition: good 

cylinders: 6 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 216 

paint color: silver 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

If th ad is up it’s for sale. 2002 E46 BMW M3 in good condition, original 6SPD manual, Imola red interior with 216K. Spun a rod bearing, so rod bearings will need to be replaced and crank will need to be removed and polished. I got quoted $3K to get it fixed. Car has higher mileage but everything is in really good shape, rod bearings just need to be fixed. I bought the car in this condition with the intention of fixing it, but have decided I want to invest everything into my business right now. I have too many project cars. $3500 FIRM.

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