Lot 303 - 1997 12866 E36 M3 Evolution coupe
|Odometer reading||119,000 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £6,500|
The BMW E36 M3 debuted in February 1992 and was the first M3
powered by a straight six engine, originally a 3.0 litre producing
282bhp. Initially available as a coupé only, BMW introduced the M3
convertible and saloon versions in 1994. With the absence of any M5
models between the end of 1995 and the launch of the E39 M5 in
1998, this prompted the introduction of a four-door 'Motorsport'
model to join the range.
In 1995, the M3 coupé and saloon were upgraded to the 316bhp 3.2 litre engines and known as Evolution versions. At the same time the cars received clear indicator lenses, new wheels and a 6-speed gearbox. The E36 M3 chassis was touted as one of the best handling cars of the 90's in independent tests and known for its benign handling and balance, with the car also popular amongst circuit racers and track enthusiasts.
This non-sunroof, 1997 Evolution Coupė presented in black with black leather is testimony to how well built these 90's sportscars really were, this particular car has the rare aluminium doors and is described by the vendor as immaculate inside and out with every button working as it should and never skipping a beat. With a full service history coupled with a12 Months MoT test certificate at the time of sale and a valid TUV test certificate which is carried out to a much higher standard for the German market, this car can certainly satisfy the most detailed inspection. Recently fitted items also include, four new Tyres, new brake discs and pads all round. Rear suspension bushes are also supplied with a tracker alarm system for peace of mind. These E36 M3's are a fast appreciating modern classic and finding one in such an un-molested condition is, frankly, a treat.
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