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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Sep-18-2017, 07:26:05 PM   #1
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Default BMW CSL pics from ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E46-M3...gAAOSwt05ZuknV

Just thought I'd post this for the pictures alone. I really enjoyed looking at the details! I wish we got this car in the USA.

Enjoy!
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Old Mon, Sep-18-2017, 10:14:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: BMW CSL pics from ebay

What an amazing car.

1. wait several years
2. import
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Old Mon, Sep-18-2017, 11:07:27 PM   #3
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What an amazing car.

1. wait several years
2. import
What's depressing is, based on the 25 year minimum import law, they won't be legal until at least 2029 (based off 2004 being the first model year). I am sure the market price for CSLs will skyrocketing then and it will likely be cheaper to just convert non-CSLs, if all you car about is the driving experience. The time to buy them is before they are legal and just store them in the country of origin until importable and before the price bubble increases from the influx of demand.

Looks like this guy has the right idea.
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Old Mon, Sep-18-2017, 11:29:37 PM   #4
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But then do you visit it often to circulate fluids? I mean, what a head ache either doing that or, once acquiring the car, replacing everything.
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The car in post 3 is in PA ��
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What's depressing is, based on the 25 year minimum import law, they won't be legal until at least 2029 (based off 2004 being the first model year). I am sure the market price for CSLs will skyrocketing then and it will likely be cheaper to just convert non-CSLs, if all you car about is the driving experience. The time to buy them is before they are legal and just store them in the country of origin until importable and before the price bubble increases from the influx of demand.

Looks like this guy has the right idea.


Just finished calibrating my crystal ball, it is year 2029..

For sale, mint condition, low mileage, garage kept csl. $150,000 (cough cough Doug demuro video)
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But then do you visit it often to circulate fluids? I mean, what a head ache either doing that or, once acquiring the car, replacing everything.
Judging by the other cars in that are stacked next to it (e92 M3 and E36 M3 LW) I'd assume this guy has some sort of storage routine/maintenance system down. I wonder what else is in his garage that isn't pictured. Judging by the lifts, I'm sure he has quite the collection and can afford to keep them maintained and stored.


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The car in post 3 is in PA ��
Yea, I wonder how he plans to "import" it when it becomes legal. From my understanding, the car can't be stored in the country and then be registered as a legal import once it becomes 25 years old. It actually has to be kept out of the USA until then to legally import it. (Ie: it's why you don't see people storing R34 GTRs in their garage waiting until they are 25 years old). Typically people just store non-legal cars in Canada (if they are at least 15 years old) or their place of origin until legally importable.

I know a local guy who has an S15 Silvia in my state. Fully state registered, state license plated, and road legal. Of course it is still federally illegal and technically not even really state legal since it was registered as a 240sx with a matching 240sx VIN (not really sure how that works, but that is what he explained it to me as). I wonder what stops anyone from doing the same with the CSL and registering it as a converted E46 M3. Wouldn't be legal if you were caught though. I suspect the high CSL price tag worldwide makes this less of a desirable risk, that and the idea of it being crushed, you being fined, and possibly even serving jail/prison time. However, I'd assume it's easier to pass off a CSL as a converted E46 M3 than it is to pass off a Silvia S15 as a 240sx, so long as you match the VINs (however that is done). Just recently there was a huge bust in my state for a JDM parts/import shop getting busted for illegally importing cars and tax evasion (I think) for way under declaring what they were importing. It was a huge deal. They had no shame blasting all of their illegal cars on social media though. I guess people like the attention and just think "eh, its a car...it's not like we are smuggling heroin into the country. Nobody will care or notice. It's no big deal."...Then the feds come knocking.

You could always get a PO BOX in Canada and form an LLC up there. Register the car there and get a year long VISA to bring drive it in the USA. I've seen that done too in the GTR crowd, but then after 1 year it has to go back. I am not sure how the renewal process works or if you could even do that.
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Time to start saving for 2019 where's the LHD's at
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Just finished calibrating my crystal ball, it is year 2029..

For sale, mint condition, low mileage, garage kept csl. $150,000 (cough cough Doug demuro video)
Funny thing is, you'd be much better off stashing 60k away now and having it compound. You get 7-8% and you're up at 150k
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Just finished calibrating my crystal ball, it is year 2029..

For sale, mint condition, low mileage, garage kept csl. $150,000 (cough cough Doug demuro video)
He does live in PA...Could you imagine.
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