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1998 BMW M3 Convertible with Hardtop in Dakar Yellow

e36 m3 for sale dakar yellow

I still recall the first time I set eyes on an e36 M3 convertible in the flesh. We were headed to the movies on a summer evening just as it was starting to cool off. After we parked, there was a brand new one in Estoril Blue over Dove Gray. The top was down which gave us a nice chance to live vicariously from the outside looking in — dreaming of cruising home in the open air while sinking into a new leather interior and driving just a little faster than everyone else as the light went down.

It would take years before I got an e36 M3 of my own, but that connection early on certainly played a part in my eventual ownership. Mine was a coupe but a friend of mine who was a broker at the time had a 98 convertible for sale that I got to compare side by side. While the lack of a top is an obvious difference, the lack of B-pillars was also a strong visual character trait of the convertible. Unfortunately this translates into a lot more shaking in the cabin, especially at the windshield. Then again, you don’t purchase a convertible over the coupe because it makes more sense on the track. You get the ‘vert because it’s a fantastic excuse to go for spirited Sunday cruise when the weather is nice.

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1993 BMW 316i Baur TC4

Karosserie Baur has a history of making drop top versions of our favorite BMW models. This Stuttgart firm went into insolvency in 1998, but before this occurred, they had one last shot at making a memorable BMW cabriolet. This 316i TC4 you see here was the result. Four-door cabriolets are almost extinct in the modern world and this one was a different take on the theme, given it had four fully framed doors and a targa-esque roof setup that folded all towards the rear decklid. This Baur TC4 for sale in central Portugal won’t set the world on fire with it’s 1.6 liter four cylinder engine, but you and your four closest friends can have some fun this summer with four-door, drop top motoring.

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1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

The Porsche 964 went relatively unnoticed for quite some years. The rush on air-cooled Porsches changed that, with the immense popularity of its successor and predecessor, the 993 and 3.2 Carrera, respectively, increasing values on this 911 steadily. This Carrera 4 Cabriolet for sale outside of Philadelphia is one of around 4,800 C4s produced out of a production run of just over 17,300 964 Cabriolets. This particular car has just over 60,000 miles and also comes with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

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Feature Listing: 2006 Audi A4 1.8T Cabriolet with 36,000 miles

We like to seek out low mileage examples of our favorite German machines here at GCFSB, and this week, I’ve come across one in my own backyard here in the Mid-Atlantic region. Normally, an A4 Cabriolet isn’t high on my radar when it comes to the used market, but an old colleague contacted me this week telling me that he was putting his 2006 A4 1.8T Cabriolet up for sale, and it had only covered 36,000 miles. I had to go have a look for myself this afternoon and upon doing so, I’ve come away with a new found respect for this four-place drop top. With warm weather upon us, it’s the perfect time to be entertaining a ride like this.

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1999 BMW 328i Convertible

With summer about to commence, I’m sure we’d all like to have a convertible in which we could worship the sun. What better way to do it with three of your friends than a BMW 3 series convertible? Most of these E36 convertibles were acquired for cruising and thus equipped with automatic gearboxes. However, this one for sale in Pennsylvania is mated to BMWs slick 5-speed manual. This 328i has yet to crack 60,000 miles and for those who like cloth tops better than the new fangled retractable hardtops, you’ll want to look this one over.

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