The Dakar Yellow BMW M3 Sedan we featured late last year is back on offer. If you need a bit of practicality with your M car serving, there are few better formulas than the E36 M3 sedan.
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The below post originally appeared on our site November 4, 2014:
The BMW E36 M3 Sedan was the perfect formula for someone seeking a bit of speed in a discrete package. It wasnâ€™t the most powerful of M branded cars ever released, but adhered to the formula that made these cars popular with commuters and track day amateurs alike. Their sharp reflexes and buttery smooth gearbox could make almost anyone look like a hero behind the wheel. Today, these cars are a bargain, especially if you contrast them to what E30 M3s are fetching these days. But if you wanted to shout about it, you could have ordered it in a bright hue such as this example in Dakar Yellow for sale in New York. Thankfully, this example is equipped with the 5-speed manual gearbox.
Model: M3 Sedan
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 120,588 mi
Price: Reserve auction
Up for sale is my 1997 BMW E36 M3. It has a clean title with only 120k miles. It has a 6 cylinder engine. Car starts right up without any hesitation and drive great. The car has been serviced by a qualified BMW Technician. It is completely stock. No modifications has been made. There arent any lights on the cluster indicating any issues with the drivetrain. All the lights on the inside and outside work as they should. The car could use a good professional detail.
Full tune up – Spark Plugs, Fuel Filter, Air Filter, Micro Filters (this year)
Front and Rear Brakes and Rotors, Brake Flush (last year)
New Intake Boot
Cooling system – Water Pump, Thermostat, Radiator, Coolant Flush (this year)
Belts and Tensioners (this year)
Fresh Oil Change
Front and Rear Sachs Shocks (last year)
New OEM Clutch Kit (Less than 5k miles)
New clutch master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder
The interior is in great condition considering its age. Everything on the inside works as it should.
A/C blows ice cold.
Please dont hesitate to ask any questions. Email me with name and phone number. I am available to show the car in the evenings after 5:30pm. This car is being sold as-is. There arent any warranties with this sale. Car is listed for sale locally so I reserve the right to cancel the auction at anytime. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!!!
As usual, Iâ€™m not a fan of spoilers on the E36 M3. Itâ€™s just a bit too brash on an otherwise handsome design. The checkered flag decal on the right rear is also a bit too much, a slightly lame attempt at capturing some of that Lightweight magic. Iâ€™m kind of indifferent on Dakar Yellow, which probably wouldnâ€™t be the usual reaction to such a hue. Estoril Blue would be my first choice, but if you gave me a Dakar Yellow M3, I wouldnâ€™t turn my nose up. This one is in good, if not perfect condition, given the mileage. As such, an M3 like this should probably fetch somewhere in the $8,000 to $12,000 range.