2004 BMW 330 Ci Sport

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Highlights

  • Over £4,000 spent on recent repairs
  • Only 2 previous registered keepers
  • Authentic mileage of only 56,722 miles
  • All four alloys professionally refurbished last year
  • Comprehensive list of new parts fitted by a qualified mechanic

The Appeal

Introduced in 1997, the 'new' BMW 3 series continued the company's love affair with the compact executive car. Excellent driving dynamics and a responsive character were what made the E46 such a beloved car, and 18 years after it left the market, the car has become a modern classic in its own right - a reputation that's continuing to grow as time ticks on. 

Having been a 'barn find' and rarely driven since 2018, this low-mileage 2004 car has since undergone extensive repairs and maintenance, bringing it up to snuff with over £4,000 invested in new parts. With only 2 previous registered keepers and a recent MOT valid until June 2025, this 3 Series is ready to offer many more miles of enjoyable driving.

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History and Paperwork

  • Built and first registered in 2004
  • 2 previous registered keepers
  • Previously owned since 2007 by an elderly gentleman who passed away
  • Rarely driven and declared SORN in 2018, not driven since
  • Purchased as a 'barn find' in May 2023
  • MOT and service completed on 03/06/24
  • MOT valid until June 2025
  • Over £4,000 spent on repairs
  • Currently indicates an impressively low 56,722 miles

The Condition

  • Attractive lines in silver metallic paintwork
  • Few cosmetic marks typical for a car of this age
  • Driver's side door and front bonnet have a few scratches
  • Externally looks in very good order with no rust on arches
  • Car has been kept 'stock' with no modifications
  • Soft top works with no issues
  • All four alloys professionally refurbished last year
  • Underside appears clear of significant corrosion
  • Original first aid kit and spare wheel included
  • Interior is in fine condition
  • No sign of any rips or tears
  • All instruments are clear and legible
  • Original music player is still in situ

The Mechanics

  • 2,979cc 6-cylinder powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 6 gears
  • Mechanically sound, with only parking sensors and cruise control left to fix 
  • List of new parts replaced with receipts:
    • Front and rear calipers
    • Disks
    • Pads
    • Shock absorbers
    • Springs
    • Drop links
    • ABS sensors and reluctor rings
    • Front suspension control arms
    • Steering ends and wishbone arms
    • Lower rear arms
    • Bosch battery
    • Handbrake shoes
    • Wheel bolts all around
    • Ignition coil pack
    • Crankshaft pulse sensor
    • Air flow sensor rubber boot
    • Air intake hose
    • Brake pressure switch
    • ABS pump module
  • All parts fitted by a qualified mechanic with extensive BMW experience
  • The vendor informs us that the car is superb to drive, especially with the roof down
  • We've no reports of any issues save the aforementioned parking sensors and cruise control
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Auction Details
  • Year 2004
  • Make BMW
  • Model 330 Ci Sport
  • Colour Silver
  • Mileage 56,722 Miles
  • Engine size 2979
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Glasgow
  • County Scotland
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
4 Bids from 3 bidders
  • Martin•••• £4,000 13/07/24
  • minimee•••• £1,000 13/07/24
  • Martin•••• £250 13/07/24
  • raj-sin•••• £100 12/07/24

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