condition: excellent cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas odometer: 180000 paint color: silver title status: clean transmission: manual type: sedan
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Silver 1998 e36 BMW M3 Sedan 5 speed manual M3/4/5 YouTube review car
Reasonable offers and Trades considered
$8000 with BMW M Contours (can be seen on the White M3 in the pictures, and can be seen on more M3 for sale here on CL) and Brand NEW Continental Extreme Contact Sport 225 / 45ZR17 installed 9/6
Next week Transmission and differential fluids to be done with Redline fluids
or $9500 with LTW wheels pictured on the M3
Lowball offers will not receive replies, please go buy the $5500 drift car BMW M3 coupe you found. This is Not that car.
The car is located in Morgantown, WV.
I am, however, listing it in NC (and other local areas) as well, as this car has spent much time in Raleigh and Charlotte
Open up Google in your browser and type in "e36 M3 sedan" This is the 1st "image" you will find, it will be in the top left corner.
Go to YouTube and type in "e36 M3 sedan review". And this will be the 1st video that appears. THIS EXACT CAR ! It was previously owned by the Joe of the YouTube channel FlyingLap. He is also a Bring a Trailer* writer. And you will see him and his recent e36 M3 sedan purchase here in the pictures. 2 years after selling this car, he came back to the e36 M3. Who knows, maybe i will be back as well. We met up at the Bring a Trailer section of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix July 2018
* you may be asking. "Why don't you just sell it on Bring a Trailer?" Great site, I have sold a car on that site. However, this is a higher mileage example than what is currently being listed on BaT. And those examples are selling for Much higher than my asking price.
Accident Free, Carfax Clean of course
This 1998 BMW M3 sedan is finished in Titanium Silver over dove grey leather - a VERY Rare Montana leather, most were equipped with Nappa leather
Power comes from a 3.2-liter inline-six, originally rated at 240 horsepower for the US market and is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and extensive maintenance is detailed below
The all-grey interior features heated leather front seats and newer M3 floor mats (older set included, newer ones recently installed).
This E36 M3/4/5 shows just over 180k miles and i will continue to use the car in my rotation (driven 2 days this week and I commute 80+ miles a day). If you have owned a BMW, you know these well maintained (see extensive list below and compression test confirms that) S52 engines can go well beyond 200K and approaching 300k miles. If a low mileage example is what you're looking for, by all means, check out Enthusiast Auto Group in Cincinnati and spend $30k plus on one.
my Car enthusiast ADHD tells me it's time to move on to my next car. To purchase this M3, I made space by selling (Spring 2018) the Porsche 944 Turbo I bought Sept 2017. Prior to that I sold my Acura NSX (August 2017 on Bring a Trailer). Notice a pattern here?
Interesting trades (trade up or down) considered, looking for Well Maintained, non-project cars, with Manual transmissions
specifically - early 1970s sports / muscle cars (birth year / era), Datsun S30 (240Z, 260Z, 280Z), e46 BMW ZHP, Subaru Spec B, Acura NSX, Porsche Cayenne (manual ONLY)
The one automatic I would be interested in
Porsche Panamera 4
I purchased this car from a BMW enthusiast in Charlotte NC March of this year. He only sold this because he found an e46 M3 he was ready to experience. More car enthusiast ADHD I think.
If you are serious about owning a well maintained e36 BMW M3 sedan, please take 9 minutes and watch the video review on YouTube. Do yourself a favor and save yourself some headaches, buy a $10k example of an e36 M3, Not a $5k example. You could buy a $5k e36 M3 (likely a coupe and not a sedan), spend $5k trying to get it "right" and Still not have an M3 in the condition this one is in.
02 Sensors replaced at 110k
Transmission & Differential fluid @115k to be changed with Redline fluids Next week
Brake fluid flush @ 130k
Entire COOLING SYSTEM overhauled at 130k
Thermostat, radiator hoses, Water pump, Radiator, VDO Aux fan, reservoir, pulleys, tensioners, coolant sensor.
OEM Clutch May 2015
Power steering hoses and reservoir
Valve Gaskets and grommets OEM (160k)
OEM throttle cable @168k
UUC clutch bushings @168k
Oil housing gasket @168k
Rouge Clutch Stop
BRAKES, SUSPENSION, etc
Bilstein Sport Struts and Shock
H&R sport Springs
OEM front strut reinforcements
UUC Swaybarbarian front and rear sway bars
Turner motorsports rear sway bars reinforcements welded in
OEM X brace
OEM control arms w/ball joints
OEM Forged LTW wheels (refinished June 2018) Meyle Front rotors with Akebono pads @168k
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR
Headliner reupholstered by LIMS Auto upholstery VA
OEM rear ///M emblem
Painted Trunk lip e46 M3 spoiler
Factory BMW radio (has CD changer in trunk)
ZHP shift knob (will include Original)
Official BMW car cover
e38 Euro 3 spoke M wheel. Recently refurbished and new clock spring (have OEM 4 spoke wheel also recently redone)
Dinan cat-back exhaust installed (have OEM exhaust as well)
Oil was changed at 176300 M1 0w40
April 26, 2018
Coils and Plugs NGK BKR6E replaced.
Compression test done and within all tolerances
Oil Change 178K
May 6, 2018
polished, interior, and engine bay detail
A/C recharged and tested for Leaks (None)
A pillars redone
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers