Build Journal: The Phoenix E46 M3 2003 6spd Phoenix Yellow

Whenever restoration projects are taken on, budget planning is often a leading decision making factor when choosing to restore or buy new. 

Repairing and restoring can be an expensive process often reserved to professionals, in these cases buying new makes more sense. 

Unless you know the right people.

In January 2022, I started chatting about the 10mm Widened Carbon Fenders and CSL Carbon Bumper from Alsatek.

I knew full well that getting my hands on these products without a solution to bring them to North America at reasonable cost would serve little purpose to the EuroConnex community. 

Spring did its thing and melted away the snow bank. Driving this car again immediately made me smile but the interior reminded me how far away this car is from mint. 
The E46 M3 CSL was no doubt a masterpiece - yet was many of us look back at it as a classic, it was back then a call to the future of BMW M.