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  1. #1
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    An Unexpected Return: My SilberGrau ZHP

    Well this was quite unexpected, and to be completely honest, happened very quickly. This past Monday I happened to be scrolling through Facebook Marketplace and came across a car listing with photos of what appeared to be a ZHP. As I’m sure everyone does, I had to investigate... Long story short, here I am with my second ZHP. I got a deal that I COULDN'T refuse. I called the dealership to get info on the car, we agreed on a price, and I gave them a deposit over the phone. I drove a couple of hours this past Wednesday to go pick up the vehicle and it cleaned up so nicely compared to the photos in the advertisement.

    Here is my 2005 BMW 330i ZHP, SilberGrau Metallic, Black Cube Trim, 6 Speed Manual, 164k miles. This car is a 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Zero Accidents, Zero Rust, Florida Owned car it’s entire life, serviced at BMW. The ZHP is completely stock and the previous owner actually just put Michelin Pilot Sport 4s tires on it just a couple weeks before I bought it. It doors have a few flaws, such as the steering wheel needing to be re-wrapped, a small scuff on the rear bumper, a small quarter sized dent on the front passenger fender, and some headliner sag. Overall, the vehicle is in amazing shape, and like I mentioned, very well maintained.

    As some of you may have seen, I recently went on a search to find my old Imola ZHP. Well long story short, I did find the current owner and of my old ZHP and he wasn’t interested in selling. So I went on with my life not really searching for another ZHP, but this ZHP was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. The moment I sat down in this car and smelled the classic BMW E46 smell, the nostalgia started to kick in. When I took it for a test drive, shifting through the gears, it made me realize how truly special this car is. I currently also own a ‘17 Ford Focus ST and an ‘02 Lexus IS300 (Big Turbo Project Car). And let me just say, even though my Focus ST is my daily and is 12 years newer, I can say that the BMW is a much better drivers car all around.

    But anyways, I will be posting my progress to this thread and keeping it updated. Maybe I’ll even install a Vibrant Performance exhaust that I came up with years ago that seems to have become pretty popular LOL. It’s good to be back! It’s also been a while so I need to get back into “BMW Mode”.

    Here are some photos of my ZHP:

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    Last edited by FL116; 01-31-2022 at 04:54 PM.
    --Bryant



    2004 330i ZHP Imola | 6MT | /// Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel | Khoalty Angel Eyes | eBay Headers | Euro RCR Light Package | Vibrant Performance Custom Exhaust

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    Welcome back.

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    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Well done, man. Congrats ! Good to hear you moved quickly on this car. I love that combo: SG on alcantara.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    153,000 miles

  4. #4
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    Congrats!


    2004 BMW 330CI ZHP, Silver Grey Metallic, Dinan: Stage 2 Software, High Flow Intake,
    Free Flow Exhaust, Front Strut Bar, Stage 2 Suspension System, Staggered Hartge Replica Wheels,
    M3 Mirrors (Side and Interior), M3 Seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Well done, man. Congrats ! Good to hear you moved quickly on this car. I love that combo: SG on alcantara.
    Thank you. I couldn’t pass it up for that price. The Alcantara interior is something I wish I had on my previous ZHP, so I’m glad I was able to get it now.
    --Bryant



    2004 330i ZHP Imola | 6MT | /// Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel | Khoalty Angel Eyes | eBay Headers | Euro RCR Light Package | Vibrant Performance Custom Exhaust

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    Congrats! How many miles?

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    Welcome back. ZHP is such a great driving experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    Congrats! How many miles?
    164k miles

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    Congrats on the pickup
    Thanks Charlie!

    Quote Originally Posted by RUS_ZHP View Post
    Welcome back. ZHP is such a great driving experience.

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    Good to be back! And you’re absolutely right. Now I have to re-emerge myself into the BMW world lol
    --Bryant



    2004 330i ZHP Imola | 6MT | /// Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel | Khoalty Angel Eyes | eBay Headers | Euro RCR Light Package | Vibrant Performance Custom Exhaust

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    Well... as I wait for some replacement parts to be delivered, I did some subtle, but tasteful modifications. Installed some Ziza Interior LEDs and threw some Angel eyes (From the Angel Eye Guy) on as well. I have some more items on the way but shipping delays are killing me right now.

    I was also able to visit a German shop down the road who happened to have a couple ZHPs that they were parting out and got the passenger side Gloss Black Shadowline trim for only $25. The driver side was cracked unfortunately, but they said as soon as another one shows up on the lot, I got dibs. Sounds better than $400 for a new one lol.

    Steering wheel will be getting sent off to Coby Wheel this week to get re-wrapped. As well as getting a new interior shift boot, e-brake boot, etc.

    And quick question, where is everyone getting their replacement headlight lenses these days? I’ve noticed Khoalty is gone now. Any recommendations would be great!

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    --Bryant



    2004 330i ZHP Imola | 6MT | /// Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel | Khoalty Angel Eyes | eBay Headers | Euro RCR Light Package | Vibrant Performance Custom Exhaust

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