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Old 09-06-2013, 10:37 PM
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Laguna blue M3 Rare?

Hey guys and gals, I'm new to bimmerfest, and I have a few questions about my car.
It's an 01 M3 convertible LSB with these options. LSB interior, navigation, and 6 speed not SMG. Car also only has 55k miles on it, and has a in service date of 6/00! I know LSB were only produced from 01-04, but at my local BMW dealer, the head service manager of over 20 years told me that my car was extremely rare, and he has never personally seen one like it! Any other opinions? I would like to know how many we're possibly made? And if this could be one of the first ones made? Thanks for any advice!
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:52 AM
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Moved to E46 M3 forum, maybe someone can help you out.

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Old 09-07-2013, 11:26 AM
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Laguna blue M3 Rare?

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:56 PM
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LSB is pretty rare color........and beautiful I might add. :-)
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:10 PM
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Was told that all dealers got 1 in late 2000 to feature the new M3. I have a picture somewhere that shows a whole fleet of them just off loaded from shipping. Enjoy!
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:51 AM
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was not offered after 2003 so "yes" answer to your question.

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:06 AM
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was not offered after 2003 so "yes" answer to your question.

Not true, I have an 03 lsb and a buddy has an 04 lsb.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:28 AM
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Not true, I have an 03 lsb and a buddy has an 04 lsb.
My Bad it was Topaz Blue that discontinued in 2003 and LSB was discontinued after 2004. I knew it but typed incorrectly maybe was day dreaming

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Old 02-21-2014, 01:53 PM
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The exterior color isn't rare, its the interior. That is what makes your car alittle less common most LSB cars had a grey interior. Post up some pics!!
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:11 PM
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Those one-car-to-each-dealer LB coupes were demonstrators, and initially remained the property of BMWNA. After several months, the dealer could buy the car. They were popping up on the market more than brand new ones. The delivery production rate back then was painfully slow. The LB demonstrators were "well broken in" by the time they made it to the dealers pre-owned lot. I think it was April 2001 when they started showing up.

I was on the waiting list, and got my first E46 M3 drive at a "Drive For the Cure" event. I showed up early in the morning and got the second ride of the day. The first one was the off-duty cop who moonlighted as the dealer's night security guard. I took him with me for my run, in case I caught the attention with one of his brethren. By mid-morning, the Traffic Division of the Virginia Beach PD figured out what was going on. They eventually stopped putting M cars in those events because of "problems."
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:19 PM
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The exterior color isn't rare, its the interior. That is what makes your car alittle less common most LSB cars had a grey interior. Post up some pics!!
What this guy said. Add to the fact that yours is a manual with low miles; you sir found a gem. Congrats!!!
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:32 PM
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Jumping onto this thread.
I'm into cars but new to BMWs. I just bought a 2004 conv. LSB M3 SMG with 78,000 miles (sorry, grey interior). I have two sets of tires and rims but both sets hav worn tires and a rim on each set is bent. I need to get it on the road with a solid but rather inexpensive fix to get rims and tires.
Can you recommend tire and rim guys to connect with? Thanks,Scott
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:18 AM
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The exterior color isn't rare, its the interior. That is what makes your car alittle less common most LSB cars had a grey interior. Post up some pics!!
Are you saying Gray Interior are rare?
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:08 AM
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Last year I fell in love with the LSB color and found a 2002 LSB M3 vert with a black top and interior ... and 26K miles!!! It came with an extra set of aftermarket wheels that were custom made for the car to max out the lip in front and back. Every time I take it out people stare or ask questions about it. Its my new favorite toy.
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:28 PM
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Jumping onto this thread.
I'm into cars but new to BMWs. I just bought a 2004 conv. LSB M3 SMG with 78,000 miles (sorry, grey interior). I have two sets of tires and rims but both sets hav worn tires and a rim on each set is bent. I need to get it on the road with a solid but rather inexpensive fix to get rims and tires.
Can you recommend tire and rim guys to connect with? Thanks,Scott
What is wrong with gray interior?
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:56 AM
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What is wrong with gray interior?

@Goose81 I like the Grey Interior. a poster above me said that the blue interiors were the more rare. So I merely said mine is the grey one - not the more rare blue.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:02 AM
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@Goose81 I like the Grey Interior. a poster above me said that the blue interiors were the more rare. So I merely said mine is the grey one - not the more rare blue.
Gotcha! Most people hate on the dove gray but I like it...looks classy.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:55 AM
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Gotcha! Most people hate on the dove gray but I like it...looks classy.
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