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Old 02-17-2012, 02:47 PM
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How many Laguna Seca Blue M3's are out there

I'm about to graduate college and want to purchase an M3 in Laguna Seca Blue.. I cannot find a single one anywhere in the country.. I'd rather it be a convertible but really have no preference.

I've really only seen one for sale in the past year or two when I looked.. it was really high mileage though.. So how rare are these? Now that I'm in the market for one, could it take years to find a decent one with low mileage? Anyone know about how many are out there?
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:40 PM
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try to get in contact with the seller...I went and looked at this car, it was very nice...but ultimately not the ext color I wanted...the Cinn is 2nd best int color though, imola red is #1 imo
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:30 PM
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I'm about to graduate college and want to purchase an M3 in Laguna Seca Blue.. I cannot find a single one anywhere in the country.. I'd rather it be a convertible but really have no preference.

I've really only seen one for sale in the past year or two when I looked.. it was really high mileage though.. So how rare are these? Now that I'm in the market for one, could it take years to find a decent one with low mileage? Anyone know about how many are out there?
Not sure of the exact number of them built, but they come on the market from time to time; at least it certainly won't take you years to locate one. I'm also a fan of that color on the E46 M3.

AutoTrader.com is a good source to watch; also Enthusiast Auto seems to have a good reputation and gets Laguna Seca Blue E46 M3's in from time to time. Enthusiast Auto might even be able to help you locate one if you contact them directly and tell them what you're searching for; they might have resources for locating specific vehicles that would not otherwise be available to an individual like you or me.

Of course, if they (or any other specialty dealer) go to all the trouble of finding one for you, the expectation is you will buy it from them as well... So it might put you at something of a disadvantage in negotiating price unless you specify up front what you're willing to pay...

Good luck!
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:32 AM
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Not enough.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:02 PM
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I have a 2004 M3 in LSB. It's a coupe with about 105k on it. Has the SMGII tranny. All stock, if you're still looking I may sell for the right price. I bought it with the intent to mod it up, but can't bring myself to actually mess with it.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:13 PM
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LSB is one of my fav bmw colors ever made !
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:39 PM
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I love it as well, but mine's all stock 100% and I would hate to ruin it by modding it up, and I'm a tuner type, so it kills me that I'm not out there changing parts every weekend - torture. Truthfully I'd rather sell mine and buy one cheap that's busted up a bit so I don't feel as bad modding it. I really think I'd like a hard top Z4M in LSB. I've seen one ever and it was online.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:50 PM
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check craigslist

There is one is St. Louis: http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/3104828945.html
and one in Denver: http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3064186552.html
Both have over 100K on them though.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:40 AM
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I would also check the other BMW enthusiast forums. Some folks may list a car only on one of these sites.

for example
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=413353

e46fanatics.com also has a good for sale section
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:26 PM
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I saw an unofficial poll where just over 3% of M3 owners that had responded had LSB. Take from that it was an older poll and the number of LSB's wrecked or irreveribly modded and I would say they're pretty rare.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:04 AM
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I have a nice one for sale on here! Shame im in the UK http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=676079
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:03 PM
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man Id die for a LSB on LSB vert

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:16 PM
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heres a nice one on cars .com its a 2001 83,000 miles only 13,105 really cheap! convertible 6 speed gray interior and in ohio close to you id check it out ive seen it on here for a couple of months and the price is getting lower and lower let me know what you think
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:10 PM
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My was for sale...

2002 LSB M3 Coupe, 25K mileage, SMG, stock except for 1) 19 inch HRE rims (model 546, reverse lips).

A few nicks on hood due to freaking stone chips even though the front is covered with stoneguard/clear bra $#&@! Otherwise perfect car! Never driven in the winter heheh.

I put it on sale before but then I took it off because no one was interested in it.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:16 AM
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LSB FOR SALE MANUAL 6 Speed 62K miles. All stock. Check her out!


http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3951119948.html

Thx-Tony
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:34 PM
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Auction on eBay almost over. LSB manual black interior

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=221262188945
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:01 PM
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Auction on eBay almost over..

04 LSB M3 low miles black leather manual

Less than 24 hours left!!

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=221262188945
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:41 PM
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rare color indeed...

as the proud decade+ owner of an '01 conv. in that color, I can count the # of times I've seen hardtops in that blue on 1 hand ! convs ? never ! good luck !
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:56 PM
Mclarkkralcm Mclarkkralcm is offline
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LSB convertible

I have one as well.. What color is your interior?
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:11 PM
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@jag0009 You wouldn't happen to still want to sell your car would you?
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:43 PM
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Mein Auto: 2004 M3 LSB SMG vert
I have an '04 LSB M3 convertible with 80,000+ miles that I may be selling - clean exterior, Interior has some wear on the front seats and smg shift collar plate. It's has a "reconstructed" title from repaired damage to the driver's rear qtr. the alignment has been reviewed by 3 mechanics (a general garage, an expert tire shop and a bmw specialist) It's ready for showing but if there is interest, I will begin to get it in order.
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