NO RESERVE - 2001 BMW E46 330Ci convertible


  • One family owned until recently
  • Power hood
  • Excellent service history

The Appeal

The E46 generation 3 Series keeps looking better and better as it ages, with classic BMW styling cues and fabled driving dynamics, there is much to compliment this era of Beemer on.

In all forms Chris Bangle’s restrained design looks perfectly proportioned, but the convertible, adapted by Erik Goplen, adds a touch of glamour to the range but remains usable with a good size rear seat theres room for four in comfort, and this example comes with power hood, power windows, leather seats and metallic paint among a long list of options.

The seller understands the car was bought as a gift, so was initially registered when bought before being registered in a parents name.

The History and Paperwork

  • Full service history, with stamps based on mileage or annually
  • BMW main dealer serviced to 74,498 in 2012
  • MOT to March 2023
  • BMW owners book pack present
  • 3 keys with the car
  • Believed to have been garaged its whole life

The Interior

  • Tan leather interior in very good condition
  • Power seats
  • Memory seat for the driver
  • slight patina on drivers seat bolsters
  • Excellent black carpet and fitted mats
  • Dark walnut dashboard and consul inserts in lovely condition 
  • Matching wood gear-lever, door pulls and steering wheel trim
  • Beautiful wood and leather steering wheel
  • Some scuffing on front seat belt top anchors

The Exterior 

  • Beautiful Orient Blue Metallic paint
  • Superb dark blue power hood
  • Heated glass rear window
  • Matching Altimax tyres all round with good tread
  • BMW M alloy wheels with some paint blisters
  • Paint blisters on the front wings and boot lid
  • Some small paint marks around the car

The Mechanics 

  • Engine bay appears original and undisturbed
  • No signs of fluid leaks
  • Believed to have only required routine service work
  • Starts easily and idles smoothy 
  • Automatic gearbox selects Drive and Reverse correctly 


A timelessly stylish premium four seater convertible in a beautiful colour combination and excellent high spec which has been very well cared for with just a couple of small areas of bodywork needing attention.
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2001
  • Make BMW
  • Model 3 Series
  • Colour Orient Blue
  • Odometer 126,140 Miles
  • Engine size 2979
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Keston
  • Location Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
22 bids
  • michael•••• £2,000 01/02/23
  • paulpea•••• £1,999 01/02/23
  • michael•••• £1,900 01/02/23
  • paulpea•••• £1,800 01/02/23
  • michael•••• £1,700 01/02/23
  • michael•••• £1,600 01/02/23
  • paulpea•••• £1,500 01/02/23
  • michael•••• £1,400 01/02/23
  • paulpea•••• £1,300 01/02/23
  • michael•••• £1,200 01/02/23

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