With E30 M3s being all the rage, the E36 M3 is getting lost a bit in the shuffle amongst BMW enthusiasts. These are sport sedans with plenty of merit, as anyone who has driven one will tell you. This generation M3 also opened up the US market to more variants, such as the Cabriolet and Sedan. But for the purist, only the original two door will do. This final year E36 M3 Coupe for sale in Illinois is part of a dying breed, as fewer lower mileage E36s become available on the market as time goes on.
Engine: 3.2 inline six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 65,800 mi
1999 BMW M3. The last year of the E36 M3. Don’t miss out on this beautiful M3 Coupe. Loaded up. 100% Carfax certified, 100% Autocheck certified. Clean vehicle history report. Meticulously maintained and extremely well cared for. Serviced at Concours BMW.
Inspection I & II performed
A/C condensor and lines replaced
A/C module replaced
A/C control panel replaced
Brake fluid flush
Power steering lines replaced
Coolant overflow tank replaced
Service records included.
Cosmos Black Metallic Exterior, Gray leather interior
240 hp, 3.2 liter inline 6 S52, 5-speed manual transmission
17″ polished 5-double spoke forged alloy wheels
Premium Harmon/Kardon Sound System
Power tilt/slide sunroof
Power front seats
Heated front seats
On board trip computer
It’s nice to see a regular, two door 1999 M3 Coupe for sale, as the glut of 1999 M3s I see are automatic cabriolets. I’ve never quite understood the appeal of the M3 cabriolet, as it misses the point when it comes to a honed performance machine. Almost $16,000 is a bit rich for an M3 with this kind of mileage. Realistically, this is about a $13,000 to $14,000 car at best. While the E36 M3 might pale in comparison on a purity level as compared to the original E30 M3, this is reflected in market values. At the moment, the time hasn’t been better to pick up one of these high performance 3 series.