Time capsule cars are fascinating. It doesn’t matter whether they’re high-performance exotics or run of the mill, entry level econoboxes, there’s always something deeply weird and alluring about finding a car built decades ago that still looks brand new today. It’s even more interesting when that car is an E36. This generation of 3-series will, I think, one day be regarded as a classic, but you’d be forgiven for doubting it, since so many of them out there for sale today are such dogs. For every nice example on the market there are ten cars that have been driven hard and put away wet. This ’93 325iS however looks pretty much the same as I imagine it did the day it left the showroom, which is not too surprising since it only has 34k miles on the odometer.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 BMW 325iS on eBay
A well-cared-for and very original E36 1993 325iS that has been owned by adult BMW enthusiasts for its entire life. I bought the car in 2015 from its second owner. Car has a little over 34,000 Miles.
The brilliantrot color on black leather, stock condition, with no body damage or accident history (Clean Carfax). Superb condition, Very solid undercarriage and no rust.
Car has solid 2.5l straight 6 cylinder BMW M50 Engine rated @ 189 hp and 5 Speed Manual transmission shift smoothly, Power seat, Power windows, Power Moon roof, Power side view Mirror, A/C unit work great.
Engine runs very smooth, no misfire, no check engine light, no noise, no overheat.
A/C work during summer time and blown cold Air.
Feel free to contact me with any question about the car.
The “iS” moniker on the E36 is a little confusing. In Europe, this meant the car came with some M-tech upgrades, usually firmer, sportier suspension. But in the US, it merely denoted the coupe rather than sedan bodyshape. Such cars could also be specified with an additional Sport package, adding sport wheels, suspension, seats and steering wheel. A quick check of the VIN reveals, however, that this is just a basic, non-sport coupe that appears to have been fitted with the double spoke wheels usually found on Sport models.
What you do get is a glorious brilliant red exterior over a near-spotless black leather interior, 3 pedals, 5 gears and the venerable 2.5 liter inline six cylinder M50 engine – all the essential ingredients of an Ultimate Driving Machine. That unit puts out a somewhat modest 189 hp, mostly at the top end of the rev band, but you’ll have a lot of fun wringing it out; the E36 has a finely balanced chassis making it a joy to drive, even when there isn’t a great deal of power on tap. There isn’t much of a market for ultra-low mileage, non-M E36s, so it’ll be interesting to see what price this ends up selling for.