BMW 3 Series
SMC Heritage are proud to present what we firmly believe to be the best E46 330ci Clubsport for sale anywhere on earth. This incredible “as new” example is finished in M Power and Clubsport exclusive Estoril Blue Metallic has covered just 8705 miles from new.
22/02/2002 BMW Clubsport Press Release:
The 3 Series Coupé family will increase in size with the addition of a new 330Ci Clubsport Coupé model. Powered by BMW's 3.0 litre 231 bhp straight six engine, the Clubsport will arrive in the UK in May. The price is £31,380.
The 3 Series Coupé family will increase in size with the addition of a new
330Ci Clubsport Coupé model. Powered by BMW's 3.0 litre 231 bhp straight six
engine, the Clubsport will arrive in the UK in May. The price is £31,380.
With the emphasis on sportiness and driving dynamics, the Clubsport model sits
neatly between the 330Ci Sport model and the legendary M3 Coupé.
Easily distinguished by its distinctive new rear 'M' spoiler, other exterior
additions include sports suspension settings and exclusive 18 inch double spoke
alloy wheels. Acoustics have also undergone change - 20kgs of insulation
material has been removed to increase engine sound.
The interior reflects the sporty character of the exterior. Leather/ alcantara
sports seats, shortened 'M' gear lever, door sill with 'Clubsport' model
designation and special silver aluminium cubed interior trim are fitted as
standard and create a sense of supreme driving precision.
The 3 Series Clubsport Coupé will be available in three colours - Titanium
Silver, and two individual colours Estoril Blue and Velvet blue.
Built in 2002 to UK Specification it was supplied new on the 5th June 2002 by Harry Fairbairn BMW. The purchaser had specified the vehicle in Estoril Blue metallic paint (335M) with the M Alcantara and Black Leather Interior (X1AT) both of which were exclusive to M and Clubsport Models. In addition to the standard high clubsport spec options 522 Bi-Xenon Headlights @ £545 and 722 Black Cube Trim a £0 cost option were also selected. The following accessories were also added: Velour Carpet vats and a 6 Disc CD Changer at a cost of £375. We have the original order form on file and the total on the road cost including the above was £32,341.13 – no discount was included.
This original keeper would go on to keep the car until Sept 2013 covering a minuscule 1389 Miles in that time. This is documented by the both the BMW online service printouts and the VOSA MOT history as well as a hand written note from the original owner we have on file from when he sold the car.
Maintenance History documented by BMW printouts, Invoices and Vosa.
30/05/02 PDI Harry Fairbairn BMW
02/06/05 465 Miles Harry Fairbairn BMW and MOT
25/06/06 623 Miles Harry Fairbairn BMW and MOT
13/08/07 732 Miles Harry Fairbairn BMW and MOT
17/06/08 786 Miles Harry Fairbairn BMW
10/09/08 853 Miles Harry Fairbairn BMW and MOT
07/09/09 1034 Miles Harry Fairbairn BMW and MOT
03/09/10 1110 Miles MOT
30/08/11 1215 Miles MOT
11/09/12 1336 Miles MOT
05/04/14 1861 Miles MOT
21/04/15 2436 Miles MOT
20/09/15 2972 Miles Horsparth SS
06/04/16 3008 Miles North Oxford BMW Health Check and Airbag Campaign
26/04/16 3027 Miles MOT
14/06/18 3273 Miles MOT
14/06/18 3272 Miles Hexagon Classics
12/06/19 7410 Miles MOT
24/06/19 8124 Miles S Hiron parts from Westely BMW Exeter
03/06/20 8410 Miles MOT
Offered with such incredibly low miles supported by a fully documented ownership and service record with a huge array of invoices for maintenance this really is as good as it gets. The car is supplied with all booklets and instructions in the original book pack and even the original sales persons business card. All 3 keys are still present along with the supplying dealer keyrings.
The iconic Estoril Blue metallic paint is incredible with a deep glossy shine. The body is totally free from dents and stone chips and the panel gaps are even and totally original. The clubsport specific wheels are totally original, unmarked and un-refurbished and fitted with matching continental tyres. The Clubsport specific spoilers and trim are all present and totally immaculate.
Underneath and under the bonnet:
Perhaps even more remarkable than the incredible condition of the paint work and trim is the underside of the vehicle. It could easily have just rolled straight off the factory floor, with factory wax and markings still in place. The engine bay is equally impressive, totally standard and spotlessly clean it is an incredible testament to the care this E46 has received.
The interior is a fabulous place to reside with factory Perforated M Alcantara and black Montana leather electric memory sports seats. Most Clubsports where optioned with full leather so the M Alcantara is much more exclusive and totally suits the ethos of the car. The seats, carpets, mats and every piece of trim are absolutely factory fresh even the “M” Clubsport short shift gearknob is totally unmarked. The boot area is as new, the plastic liners free from damage or scuffs, the carpets are unmarked, the toolkit complete and unused as is the spare
On the Road:
Perhaps unsparingly given the incredible mileage it drives with a time warp taught fluidity you that you could only find with a low mileage perfectly maintained example. The 330Ci Clubsport boasts 231bhp and 221lb ft, giving a respectable claimed 0-60mph time of 6.5 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 155mph. Where the Clubsport truly stands proud from the rest of the none M E46 range is the handling and sense of occasion, the reduced weight and sound deadening make a huge difference on the road especially coupled with the 15mm lowered suspension and short shift gearchange. It offers a superb driving experience that many modern and often vastly more powerful cars simply cannot replicate. In 2002 EVO Magazine summed it up perfectly when they said the E46 had and I quote:
“the most adjustable chassis since the E30 M3”
In incredible condition and with just over 8,700 miles documented this really is as new and offers a fantastic entry in to modern classic ownership. As either a depreciation proof low mileage daily driver, a weekend toy to polish, show and enjoy or perhaps most likely a solid investment piece to add to your collection.
Whether you are looking for the very best example of a truly limited production run BMW lightweight special or just looking for a shrewd future classic investment then you need to see this car.
The vehicle will be MOT’d and receive a full service and health check by our local BMW Specialist prior to collection for complete peace of mind
Open by appointment only please call us on
01244 539760 or 07890 000145 or 07710 096345
We are always looking for high quality, low mileage classic and modern classic cars and bikes with good service history from the early 60s to the mid 00’s. If you are looking to take the hassle out of selling your pride and joy privately please don't hesitate to get in touch