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Old Fri, Feb-28-2014, 02:03:06 AM   #1
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Default Lam's 2005 M3 - ZCP, Slicktop, and Cloth Seats

I joined this community a few years ago in search of my first E46 M3. I found a fantastic 2004 Imola Red from a local forum member and immediately fell in love.




I owned it for a little over a year. I got a bit scared of the miles growing rapidly due to my daily driving, and added a 2002 S2000 to the stable to distribute the burden.



A few months passed and a close friend offered to purchase my M for close to what I originally paid for it. I decided to part ways with both the M and S2000 and got myself into a 2012 335is.



Now, I will be content. One car, no maintenance issues or costs, less insurance. There were so many positives for getting the 335is. However, I would miss my M...terribly.

Bored at work last July, I began looking on Autotrader and forums, toying with the idea of getting another M. I made a note to myself that when I purchase this car, it will be exactly the way I want it. I had all my mental check boxes read to go.

Then, I found her. She was in Westchester, Pennsylvania, just waiting to move down to Florida. Within an hour or so I agreed on a price with the seller, scheduled a PPI at VAC Motorsports, and was looking for flights to PA to pick her up. Here's pic from the seller.



Unfortunately, due to my work schedule, I was not able to travel to Pennsylvania to pick up my new M. Trusting in VAC and the seller, a true enthusiast and doctor at that, I made the decision to continue with the purchase sight unseen.

After a grueling month of logistics, I finally received my M last September!




I've made a conscious decision to baby this car and never ever sell it. I desperately want my M to have the best chance of lasting till it can be considered a perfect example of a classic E46 M3.
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Old Fri, Feb-28-2014, 02:16:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Lam's 2005 M3 - ZCP, Slicktop, and Cloth Seats

Since my purchase, I've maybe put 200 miles or so on it. It has spent more time getting maintenance work done than being driven.

At 55k miles, I just finished an Inspection II, making sure all fresh fluids are in the car. I got all of Beisan's vanos repair kits ready to go alongside a valve adjustment.

Luckily, a well-known member with a little more experience, xM P0W3Rx, was able to lend a helping hand to do the valve adjustments and vanos repairs.



Upon finding a pretty clean head, Dan and I found this:



Sooo...Turbotoy's hub has been ordered.

More pics to come post vanos rebuild!
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Old Fri, Feb-28-2014, 02:25:42 AM   #3
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Default Re: Lam's 2005 M3 - ZCP, Slicktop, and Cloth Seats

looks clean! congrats.

Looking to add another M car in my stable as well.

How did you like the S2000?
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Love your car. How about a one year update and some fresh pics for us IB addicts.

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Old Sat, Feb-21-2015, 03:30:44 AM   #5
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Default Re: Lam's 2005 M3 - ZCP, Slicktop, and Cloth Seats

Haha, timely bump. He just sold it.
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Old Sat, Feb-21-2015, 04:34:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: Lam's 2005 M3 - ZCP, Slicktop, and Cloth Seats

I can't believe you had it shipped in an open rack!
Nice car, though.
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Old Sat, Feb-21-2015, 09:45:22 PM   #7
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Default Re: Lam's 2005 M3 - ZCP, Slicktop, and Cloth Seats

beautiful car! I'd love to see more pics of it. I had an IB shipped from Texas bc it was exactly what I wanted..

GL with it and I look forward to seeing more of it.
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Old Sun, Feb-22-2015, 02:07:30 AM   #8
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Nevermind lol
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Old Sun, Feb-22-2015, 03:36:05 AM   #9
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Default Re: Lam's 2005 M3 - ZCP, Slicktop, and Cloth Seats

Nice find! Sub'd to see the progress.
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Old Sun, Feb-22-2015, 05:05:55 AM   #10
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Haha, timely bump. He just sold it.

Did you buy this Dave?


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