Lot 130 - 1995 BMW E36 M3 Coupé
|Odometer reading||73,485 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,240|
- Five speed manual example
- Limited slip differential
The E36 was BMW’s third generation of the popular executive car range. This variant was created to replace the, already successful, E30 chassis platform and benefited from a multilink rear suspension set-up that improved handling characteristics dramatically.
This particular car was the flagship M3 variant offered in a bright Hellrot paint with the sought after Alcantara and cloth 'Vader' interior. The M3 was designed to give the driver a more focused and performance orientated driving experience. Powered by a high revving 3.0 litre engine producing an impressive 286bhp, the M3 had heaps of performance within a car that could be used every day. The M3 also benefited from improved brakes and a limited slip differential to separate it from the rest of the BMW range. The M3’s potential, affordable price tag and usability, propelled the car to automotive superstardom making it the benchmark coupé that other manufactures aim to compete with. The skyrocketing residual values of the earlier generation M3’s has had a halo effect on the rest of the BMW range over the last few years, meaning well maintained examples of the E36 are at an all-time high, making them highly desirable to any budding driver and collector looking for a fun vehicle to invest in.
Specified from new with five speed manual gearbox, limited slip differential, E36 M3 'Vader' seats, electric sunroof, mirrors and windows and 'EVO' boot spoiler, this is a fabulous, collector quality, example. Tough to fault from any angle. Impressive provenance and history, including the original driver’s manual, stamped maintenance book and black BMW wallet are found in the comprehensive history file accompanying this car. This is a stunning example of a truly eye-catching car which is certainly a future benchmark classic.
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