Last week, Nate wrote up one of my favorite M3s – the 1995 M3 in Daytona Violet with Dove Grey leather Vaders. With low miles and great photographs, it was certainly an impressive sight. Also like Nate, I’ve always loved the subdued look of the E36 M3 since its launch, and the Double Spoke wheels just suit the package perfectly. But Nate’s question was poignant – is the world ready for $25,000 E36 M3s again? In the case of some ultra low mile examples or Lightweights, perhaps it is. But for a normal M3 with moderate miles, the asking price seemed pretty steep even given the condition. Only a week later, then, I submit to you the Budget Barney; a little over triple the miles of the last example but the same color combination in overall very good condition, and importantly available for only about a third of the previous example’s asking price:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 BMW M3 on eBay
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 157,000 mi
Price: $8,995 Buy It Now
You are bidding on a 1995 BMW M3 Coupe, Daytona Violet Metallic factory original paint, with original Gray Leather interior, Vader seats have never been redone, in great original condition having been covered with sheepskins, no dash cracks, no rust, no accidents, clean well kept, garaged car, she runs and drives great, 5 original BMW Motorsport wheels, including matching spare, engine runs very strong, clutch and 5 speed gearbox feel great, steering is tight, just had a 4 wheel alignment done, upgraded cat back exhaust, its a very nice original car showing some patina for its age.. Pictures speak louder than words..
Email or call Alan with questions or offers 602-363-2300
For the right car at the right price, I really think I could accept some patina; it is, after all, a 20 year old car now and these were and are still driver’s cars and not garage queens. This car ticks the right boxes for me; good overall condition that with some work I think I could make better, the right color combination, higher but not outrageous mileage and close to original specification. It would be nice to see some maintenance history included, but perhaps a call to the seller would help to clarify the current status of the car mechanically. Otherwise, at a tick under $9,000, it seems pretty well priced in the market. Yes, you can get E36s cheaper than this – but generally, they don’t look this good either and this is a rare color combination. For me, it’s a big win!