£35k csl?

£35k csl?

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trawler

178 posts

198 months

Thursday 22nd April 2021
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Matthew7711 said:
There’s also the cost of CSL parts to consider.

The CSL in parts is probably worth close to that.

This period is the bit where you either get aboard the train or stand on the platform.

Mimimum for GT3 is around £70k so the minimum for the CSL being £50k is a realistic figure.

GT3 will always tip the CSL but when considering the CSL is made in much fewer numbers, lightweight track car and has rear seats it’s still an attractive option.

Gearbox will always cause a divide but you can even change that now!

I expect £60k minimum from the start of 2022 always keeping the £15-20k gap from the benchmark GT3.
Regarding the GT3 v‘s csl. For anyone interested have a look at (sorry cant copy full link for some reason)
For those who cant read (ha ha) have a look at the numbers

M3csl.de
Click on Misc and then magazine test

matt21

4,294 posts

207 months

Thursday 22nd April 2021
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Prices have gone crazy. All cars seem to have sold. Agree that £60k will be entry price soon.

My 70k FBMWSH CSL is going nowhere! Parts pricing worries me though...!

hvl69

93 posts

178 months

Thursday 22nd April 2021
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nw942 said:
Almost worth storing the originals and driving around with an aftermarket bumper and flippers.
That sounds very sensible.

There's been a real spike in the last few months, with talk of some cars having been sold for well over £100k - and that's from people who've done those deals.

Add front bumper, wheels, bootlid and rear diffuser to my earlier list and that looks like well over £50k in parts alone. It could be that the high miles ones are the ones pushing up the prices of the higher value cars, not the usual dragging up from the top down. Certainly some pretty surprising prices have been paid for high milers, albeit well looked after ones - and rightly so

Edited by hvl69 on Friday 23 April 00:00

hvl69

93 posts

178 months

Friday 23rd April 2021
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And here's what a cooking E46 M3 with apparently factory CSL parts can go for in the US:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2004-bmw-m3-36/

Matthew7711

104 posts

96 months

Saturday 24th April 2021
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hvl69 said:
And here's what a cooking E46 M3 with apparently factory CSL parts can go for in the US:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2004-bmw-m3-36/
Woah.

Just goes to show the value of CSL parts.

Not a fan of replica CSLs, been done to death now and it’s a shame so many CSL parts have went NLA because of this.

rstoughy

76 posts

211 months

Monday 3rd May 2021
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nw942 said:
Almost worth storing the originals and driving around with an aftermarket bumper and flippers.
I did this (although originals). When parts were affordable I removed the undamaged bumper and stored. I purchased a damaged CSL bumper and flippers then had these repaired and painted. The car still runs these 'sacrificial parts' with the undamaged originals stashed away. Glad I did when you see the current prices.

Matthew7711

104 posts

96 months

Friday 7th May 2021
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rstoughy said:
I did this (although originals). When parts were affordable I removed the undamaged bumper and stored. I purchased a damaged CSL bumper and flippers then had these repaired and painted. The car still runs these 'sacrificial parts' with the undamaged originals stashed away. Glad I did when you see the current prices.
Good idea.

Crazy amount of interest in CSLs nowadays.

Kettmark

904 posts

156 months

Friday 7th May 2021
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Still none on the open market! I can't see when that's going to change. The owners group seem a very close knit family and likely to keep shtum about any cars that may come up for sale.
I've been approached by a prospective buyer desperate to buy an example.

gizlaroc

17,251 posts

227 months

Saturday 8th May 2021
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Kettmark said:
The owners group seem a very close knit family and likely to keep shtum about any cars that may come up for sale.
I doubt it.

Most sellers will want as many people to know as possible to get the best price.

nutbehinddawheel

344 posts

199 months

Monday 26th September 2022
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CRA1G

6,631 posts

198 months

Monday 26th September 2022
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nutbehinddawheel

344 posts

199 months

Monday 26th September 2022
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daviekiwi

Original Poster:

165 posts

208 months

Sunday 6th November 2022
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The prices have gone nuts on the Csl. And righty so as the M4 Csl only looks good in the dark?
I'm the original poster,I doubt you would get a high mileage rusty one for 60k now?

Kettmark

904 posts

156 months

Sunday 6th November 2022
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I think that's about the starting price for the scruffiest example now. Most with 75k miles on are insured for £70k + from what I can ascertain.

Matthew7711

104 posts

96 months

Monday 14th November 2022
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Gone are the days of £50-60k CSLs.

Entry for any CSL now is £75k plus.

It’s the GT3 of the BMW world and nothing else is coming out of BMW that looks like this!

darreni

3,878 posts

273 months

Friday 25th November 2022
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Looks like the entry is now low -mid nineties.

A few for sale but nothing below that.

Kettmark

904 posts

156 months

Saturday 26th November 2022
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100k + miler would likely be £60k asking price. People aren't buying them at £100k which is why they are still for sale. Crazy prices really as good a car as they are.

Roger Gerbil

3,642 posts

239 months

Thursday 19th January 2023
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Good chance to have bought one for £50 inc fees on CC today 😎

darreni

3,878 posts

273 months

Thursday 19th January 2023
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Roger Gerbil said:
Good chance to have bought one for £50 inc fees on CC today ??
That was a great buy for someone.

Kev_Mk3

2,862 posts

98 months

Friday 20th January 2023
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2019 I was torn as the 2 cars below where about the same price give or take 3k.

By my dream car of a M3 CSL or buy a practical car I can use daily as I've a baby on the way, a i30N.

I bought the Hyundai.

I kept my eye on CSL's and the price shot up now about £100k for a ok one so I've missed that boat royally frown