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1994 BMW M3 Coupe

Crazy though it may sound, this E36 – priced at $24,000 – may actually be a reasonable deal. Wind the clock back a few years, and that statement was inconceivable; E36s were relegated to the bargain basement of BMW M pricing. That’s not the case anymore, though, as pricing has been trending sharply upwards – recently a few non-Lightweight examples have crested $60,000 sales after fees. Hard to believe? Well, perhaps more a sign of the trends, but finding a neat and clean E36 is certainly no longer as easy as it once was, and early examples are – amazingly – able to be registered as antiques in more than a few states.

So here we are, with a very shouty Dakar Yellow ’94. And if you know E36 M3s, you know that a pre-’95 model year automatically means one important thing – European specification. Well, at least it should mean that. Let’s take a look:

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Year: 1994
Model: M3 Coupe
VIN: WBSBF91010JC38939
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: “72,000” mi
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
Price: $24,000 Buy It Now

1994 BMW M3 Coupe Euro Spec car with US Spec motor ( S50b30 ) 115KM ( 71K miles ) 5 Speed Manual transmission

Dakkar Yellow
Ac Schnitzer rims wrapped with Toyo Proxies tires
Euro Rear wing

Very clean in and out !!! Freshly professionally been painted !!!


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This car was originally delivered to Japan in Dakar Yellow with Anthracite M cloth & Amaretta cloth and a Euro S50B30. It was imported at some point, and obviously had an engine issue – as it’s now running an S50B30US. It’s not clear if the mileage listed at 72,000 is in standard or metric converted units, nor is it clear why the car was repainted. The Schnitzers aren’t my favorite wheel on these cars, but that’s fairly easy to change. I’d probably remove the Lightweight-style wing as well, personally. There are a few trim fitment issues and the color doesn’t look quite correct to me, but that may be the photos. The asking price of $24,000 seems very aggressive for a non-original Euro car, but as I mentioned at the start – finding clean, lower mileage E36s is increasingly difficult, and the pool of water that remains is rising in value quickly. If some questions were answered and the car looks better in person than the photo presentation, it may be worth it to jump into this car if you’re looking for one. And if you’re really looking to go crazy, you can even purchase a Euro S50B30 – though, at this point (and at half the asking price of the car uninstalled), I’d argue that a cheaper and more powerful S54 would probably be the smarter choice if you’re going for a DOHC M motor swap.



  1. Greg
    Greg December 6, 2021

    Crazy for a euro with a US engine. Why bother? Just buy a US car for same or less money with none of the headaches. If it had the original it would be a different story. Since the ultimate 6 cylinder M3 is the e46, which are plentiful here, it is hard to see the euro e36s being that sought after, aside from hard core e36 guys. Nonetheless, f a nice euro E36 3.2 evo (321 hp) sedan popped up at a reasonable price I would be very tempted.

  2. Andrew
    Andrew December 9, 2021

    Without that Euro Engine the car is basically worthless, or not even worth what a stock US spec one is supposedly “worth” these days. There are so many E36s that people paying stupid money for them is just retarded. A tuned up M50 is a good engine,but not really a big deal. This might be a good parts car, but not much more.

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