It deserves to live on.
The Generational Gap.

As a millennial, I grew up with the E92 and E60 as my M poster cars.

The E46 M3 was a faint signal on my radar: I understood the classic appeal yet it wasn't enough to trigger an emotional purchase.

Until it did.

After getting my hands dirty revamping the E92: I wanted a new restoration challenge.

This is it - and I might just be in over my head.

Welcome to my build journal.

- Matt / @m3_epoustouflant

Current Status

My latest entries

I complete my DIY fitment of the OEM+ widened carbon fenders along with installation tips and my final take on their usefulness. 

I complete my DIY fitment of the CSL carbon bumper, review critical features and offer a few tips & tricks. 


My E46 M3 is a MY2003 produced for the Canadian market. It is finished in the signature Phoenix Yellow Metallic paint.

The car is optioned with the M-Texture Alcantara interior upholstery. When combined with the paint color and 6spd manual transmission, it makes it 1 of 7 in the world.

The Phoenix's Journey
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