Teens Well Spent 3: 1995 and 1996 M3s

In my recent posts Teens Well Spent, I’ve tried to compared some good value M3s to the high-dollar, low mile example we looked at a while back. That particular example was Dakar Yellow with only 26,000 miles, but an asking price to match each one of those miles. It wasn’t stock, and I was a bit dour in my evaluation of what you were getting for your money. Again, I’ve rounded up three coupes as an alternative to that example; two 1995s and one ’96, two with lower miles and one budget coupe. They’re flying the colors of the German flag appropriately, so you also have your choice of shade that you’d like. Which is the winner for your M budget?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 BMW M3 on eBay


Year: 1995
Model: M3
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,100 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Rare Example of a clean low mileage 95′ E36 ///M3. Only 85K Miles! No accidents! 2 Owner! Clean Car-fax! Hard to Find Rare! Hellrot Red Over Black Nappa Leather! Well-Maintained M3! Fluids Regularly Flushed & Replaced! Inspection II Completed. Garage Kept Never Driven in Rain or Snow. Exterior Paint is all original. This is your chance to own the first year OBD1 E36 ///M3!!!

Factory Options

– OEM LTW FORGED Staggered Wheels w/ New Set of Goodyear Eagle Tires

– Electric Sunroof

– Heated Front Seats

– Vader Manual Seats

– Cruise Control

– On Board Computer

– Rear Spoiler

Inspection II has been completed-

EXTRAS
– Conforti Chip

– Conforti Intake

– Euro Mass Air Flow Sensor

– UUC Free Flow Exhaust by CORSA

– UUC Short Shifter

– X Brace

– Koni Adjustable Shocks/Struts w/ Eibach Sport Springs

– JTD Underpanel Tray

– Upgraded Rotors w/ Performance Friction Brakes

– Upgraded Stereo w/ CD Player

– OEM Floor Mats

– OEM Illuminated Shift-knob

– Hardwired Built in Laser Radar Detector

Recent Maintenance

– SACH Sport Clutch

– Cooling System Upgrade- Aluminum Radiator & T-Stat

– TMS Reinforcement Kit

– Upgraded Suspension Bushings

– UUC Transmission Mounts

Terms & Conditions:

You are entering a binding contract.

Full Payment Due within 5 days of auction close.

Deposit $500 due within 24 hrs.

Payment Method:

Cash Buyers ONLY! Bank Wire, or Cash in Person.

No Loans, No Cashiers Checks, No Personal Checks, No Paypal.

Shipping:

Please contact a transportation company of your choice to ship the car. I will assist with loading the car onto the truck once the funds have cleared.

Airport pickup:

I will pick you up at Ohare or Midway Airport.

The car is located in Naperville IL, 45 minutes southwest of Downtown Chicago.

Please inquire if you are a cash buyer ONLY and are serious about purchasing.

Serious inquiries contact 630-802-4654

This 1995 example certainly looks great in Hellred, and the black Nappa Vaders look to be in pristine shape. Mileage is lower at 85,000, and there’s claimed maintenance history. Modifications are kept to a minimum and are unobtrusive; I like the forged M wheel addition, for example, but I could probably do without the spoiler. Interestingly, the VIN decoder lists heated seats and sunroof as options, but not the wheels or spoiler – but it’s certainly possible they were either dealer installed or added later by one of the owners. That coincides with the M-registry, which doesn’t list the rear spoiler as a factory option until September production (this car was May ’95), meaning it must have been a dealer option. This car is a reserve auction, but I’d expect the reserve is likely set somewhere around $15-$16,000 – meaning if the PPI checks out, this appears to be a pretty clean E36 with lots of life left in a nice color combination.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 BMW M3 on eBay


Year: 1996
Model: M3
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 63,599 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1996 BMW E36 M3

Thanks for viewing this GORGEOUS & STUNNING 1996 BMW M3 offered by Davis AutoSports!!!! Like with all of our vehicles here, this is a Carfax Certified Buy Back Vehicle. This ADULT OWEND BMW is in GREAT condition in every aspect for the year and mileage. The previous owner took EXCEPTIONAL care of this car both cosmetically and more importantly mechanically. This rare find will come with a VA state inspection to assure that it is in great mechanical condition!!!! This car drives like a near new car!! This BMW is absolutely gorgeous in person, you will be very impressed with its condition.

THIS BMW HAS THE FULL DINAN PERFORMANCE PACKAGE, MINUS THE SUPERCHARGER

DINAN PERFORMANCE EXHAUST

DINAN PERFORMANCE HEADERS

DINAN COLD AIR INTAKE

DINAN HIGH FLOW CATS

DINAN PERFORMANCE SPRINGS

DINAN FRONT SWAY BAR

DINAN SWAY BAR LINKS

DINAN REAR SWAY BAR

DINAN FRONT DRILLED AND SLOTTED ROTORS

DINAN REAR DRILLED AND SLOTTED ROTORS

EBC FRONT GREEN BRAKE PADS

EBC REAR RED BRAKE PADS

NEW FRONT FOG LIGHTS

BRAND NEW ALCANTARA HEADLINER – INSTALLED BY DAVIS AUTOSPORTS

NEWER MICHELIN PILOT SPORT TIRES – 90% LIFE

ALL KEYS / REMOTE – FACTORY ALARM

ALL BOOKS AND MANUALS

ALL TOOLS

FULL FACTORY SPARE ON MICHELIN TIRE

Exterior Condition

The exterior of this vehicle is in AMAZING condition for the year and has been well cared for. The paint has a great shine and very smooth finish. I tried to include as many pictures as possible so you can see the true condition of the car…..This M is Simply STUNNING in person. You will be more than impressed with with the condition of exterior. The wheels speak for themselves in the pics and video. The MICHELIN tires have a 90% LIFE. We have over 100 pics below as well as a FULL 1080 HD video, please view all photos and entire video.

Interior Condition

The interior of this BMW is in AMAZING condition for the year and mileage. The carpets look great as you will see in the photos. The floor mats are also like brand new. The seats look AMAZING for the year and mileage. The photos below will show EVERY part of the interior so you can see for yourself how clean it is. This car has ZERO odors, burns, or signs of smoke.

This vehicle is in perfect condition in every way, the motor runs great and is very strong and starts up fine with no issues. All driving components work just as they should, the clutch is nice and tight and shifts very smooth, the brakes work great. The complete drive-train has no issues. As great condition as this car is, IT IS a pre owned car therefore you will find some minor wear from it being driven, both interior and exterior. I would also like to add the AC is ICE cold !!!

Here’s a 1996 example that is in the less exciting exterior color of Cosmos Black, but inside is the fetching shade of Modena leather that really sets this car apart from the norm. It’s a luxury package model, so it has the wood trim and M Contours normally associated with that package, along with the less sculpted rockers. That means it also had some more luxurious accoutrements than the ’95, with electric seats, Harman Kardon stereo, automatic climate control and wood trim. Condition wise, this car appears to be one of the better ones we’ve seen and in keeping with the lower 62,000 miles covered. The detailed pictures show impressive condition throughout, and though the mechanical history isn’t disclosed items like the big-dollar Michelins indicate it wasn’t spared attention. As with the ’95, it’s not stock – but appears relatively so, and the mods that are there are arguably even more desirable with a full assortment of Dinan equipment. I’d expect that the reserve on this example may be a touch higher than the ’95; I’d guess they’re looking for a minimum of $16,000 and perhaps a touch more, but still this looks like a great example if you like the discrete package and luxury items.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 BMW M3 on Craigslist


Year: 1995
Model: M3
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manaul
Mileage: 142,200 mi
Price: $10,999

My garage queen is up for sale.
It is a 1995 Dakar Yellow e36 m3.
It has no rust, interior and exterior are in perfect condition, suspension is tight.
The engine runs like it did 21 years ago- no leaks, recent tune up. Maintenance up to date

The car has got an upgraded stereo.
Active Autowerke exhaust.
Active Autowerke trackpipe.
Cold-Air Intake with larger European mass air sensor
Schrick camshafts
24lb fuel injectors
specially-calibrated performance chip

The last out of the reliable ///m cars

This is probably the nicest and cleanest e36 m3 you can find.

I accept bike trades + cash

$10999 OBO.

Should me an offer. The worst thing I can say is no

If you’re on a bit more of a budget, can excuse a few more miles and don’t mind (or, like) the eye-searing Dakar Yellow, this 1995 coupe is offered with the same forged M Double Spoke wheels and rear spoiler that the Hellrot example is offered with. Without the VIN it’s impossible to know if they were installed afterwards, but they result in a good looking package overall. Maintenance is claimed to be up to date and modifications are kept to a minimum, but with 142,000 miles on the clock it’d be nice to have a bit more detail and discloser before forking over your hard earned bucks. Still, despite the mileage the condition of this example looks to be above average and the price isn’t outrageous; it could be a nice driver for someone who loves the M3s and isn’t worried about piling on miles.

-Carter

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4 Comments

  1. The black. Love the interior and wheels. Though I shudder to think how difficult is would be to keep the paint so nice looking even day by day.

  2. Brad, think of the black paint as your therapy. I’m on my second daily driver in black and it is great to learn the latest detailing technics (I mean therapy) to stay one step ahead of towel marks and water spot etchings.

  3. the Hellrot is the pick of the litter for my taste…
    not a fan of the Luxury package nor Dakar yellow…
    nice finds

  4. I’d gladly take an e36 off the road and steal the S52 for a backup engine for my E30.

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