Lot 116 - 1995 BMW M3 Coupé (E36)
|Odometer reading||67,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £13,656|
- Rare automatic example
- Low mileage
Hagerty describes this specific model as ‘The BMW that cemented the winning formula for the M3’ with the E36 replacing the E30 in 1995. The US Spec M3 doesn’t have the full fat M3 engine and Hagerty says ‘I’m here to say that’s a good thing’. If you look back through history, no repairs bills, the US spec M3 ‘is the one to have’. A civilised high performance road car that dramatically outperforms any other 3 series. Oh! And the cylinder head comes from none other than a McLaren F1 racing car. Performance is only down by one to two tenths of a second on the ‘full fat’ M3 to 60 mph. The E36 has won numerous accolades spanning 15 years with the best car magazines in the world. Under the bonnet, the E36 M3 is powered by a 3.0 litre inline-six engine, producing 240 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque. It is equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, with an optional six-speed manual gearbox available on later models or an automatic option. No snap oversteer here, which is a BMW handling feature.
This early, left hand drive 1995 BMW E36 M3 Coupé is fitted with the rare automatic gearbox and privacy glass, it was imported from Japan in March 2022 and is supplied with a good Japanese service history. Work carried out here in the UK includes a service, refreshed brake calipers with upgraded Brembo pads, HID light upgrade, Toyo Proxies tyres, a MoT test certificate which expires in March 2024 and a new Pioneer Apple head unit. Finished in black with black leather interior with M Sport decals, this M3 is supplied with a V5C registration document and a file containing the Japanese service history and a photographic record of restoration works undertaken. The BMW E36 M3 Coupé is an impressive sports car that offers exceptional performance and a stylish design. This example is wonderful in every aspect, the gearbox is silky smooth, handling is sublime and performance is progressively rapid and on demand. This is a car you will want in your collection.
Guide Price £12,000-£17,000