Lightweight mania continues, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re without options. You could try one of two things; on the one hand, you could buy a track-ratted, rusted, and incomplete factory example for about $18,000 in need of a total restoration.
Sound like a solid plan?
If not, you could consider this car. Now, first off, this car is NOT a real Lightweight. But it’s got the same body, the same color, Lightweight-style modifications, and while not hand-picked, the same drivetrain. It’s got some tasteful upgrades on the interior, too. And at the end of the day, it’s still an M3. To top it off, this tribute will set you back a bit over $1,000 less than the real-deal basket case that was on BaT last month. What’s the catch?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight Tribute on eBay
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 106,254 mi
Location: Denver, Colorado
Price: $16,900 Buy It Now
The BMW M3 is a high-performance version of the BMW 3 Series, developed by BMW’s in-house motorsport division, BMW M GmbH. M3 models have been produced for every generation of 3 Series since the E30 M3 was introduced in 1986.
SPECIFICS / BUILD INFORMATION
Clean factory white exterior
Factory BMW M wheels
M3 lightweight Factory Graphics
M3 lightweight Spoiler
Red Brake Calipers
Two Tone interior with M Stitching
Suede Inserts on seats and door panels
Factory Correct gauges and markings
Clean Carpet with M3 Floor Matts
3.0L I6 EF S50
5 Speed ZF Transmission
Limited slip dif
M over-sized brakes
Four wheel disc brakes
Cold air conditioning
-Cosmetic: There are a few chips / imperfections in the paint (See detailed pictures).
-Mechanical: Please refer to the 28 point inspection report located in the photos above.
It’s got a salvage title. So it would be interesting to hear what the background of that is, because otherwise this car looks great and the modifications really work. You probably won’t be able to afford a Lightweight this clean anytime soon, and if you can, you probably will fear driving it because you’ll be hurting the value. As a result, as long as there is no hidden serious damage, this car looks like the type of car that will get you a lot of attention, isn’t over-the-top, and should provide a great driving experience without breaking the budget. With E36 prices heading upwards, this might be a great way to jump into a solid driver-quality car that can be enjoyed.