ยฃ35k csl?

ยฃ35k csl?

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trawler

165 posts

164 months

Thursday 22nd April
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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

3,960 posts

173 months

Thursday 22nd April
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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

67 posts

144 months

Thursday 22nd April
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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

67 posts

144 months

Friday 23rd April
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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

40 posts

62 months

Saturday 24th April
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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

177 months

Monday 3rd May
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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

40 posts

62 months

Friday 7th May
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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

691 posts

122 months

Friday 7th May
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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

193 months

Saturday 8th May
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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.