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1999 BMW 328i Convertible

5I think that one day we’ll look back upon the E36 generation 3-series and regard it as a classic. The “dolphin” body shape continues to age well, and sits atop a finely balanced chassis that makes for a spritely and engaging drive. The six cylinder motors found in these are smooth, stout units that offer satisfying (if not blistering) performance and return decent fuel economy. When they do go wrong, they are quite simple to work on and spare parts are relatively cheap and plentiful. The M3 of this generation is already quite desirable and is a bit of a performance bargain, especially since it remains cheaper to pick up than the E30 and E46 versions that sit either side of it. But clean, low-mileage non-M cars often get overlooked, and I think this is a little unfair. Take this 328i for example. It’s a convertible and an automatic, both potential turn-offs for some. But a 3-series in this configuration is not supposed to be a track car or a street racer. It’s supposed to be a classy little boulevard cruiser. And on that score it’s a winner.

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3 Year: 1999
Model: 328i
Engine: 2.8 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 65,533 mi
Price: No reserve auction

You are looking at a very nice !999 BMW 328i Convertible. Only 65K miles This car has been taken care of, always garaged. The car gets 2 oil changes a year once in the spring to drain storage oil and one at end of summer when going into storage. I have all service records for car and all service was performed at Mercedes dealership in Okemos MI. The interior is in very good shape with no tears or holes. Carpet is in very good condition and the BMW floor mats are in good condition. Tires have less the 5000 miles on them and have a full warranty Tires were $800 at discount tire installed. A/C is cold and heat works all components work properly. Car is equipped with black leather sport seats, auto trans. sport package which includes 16x7Dbl spoke alloy wheel, 225/50R16 92w performance tires, m aerodynamic package, sport seats, m sport steering wheel. BMW also has premium package which includes extended yew wood trim, on board computer, Remote entry/alarm system, Black soft top and a Harmen-Kardon sound system. I bought the car about two years ago and love it but just don’t have time to drive. I have put less then 500 miles on it in two summers. The air bag light is on and service records indicate that it has a faulty rear seat sensor. There is a small ding on car by trunk and a dime size wear spot on drivers seat. Other then that car is in excellent shape and drives very good. Please ask any questions you have before bidding. This car has a starting bid of $7999.00 and has no reserve. Car needs to be picked up by 10-15-16 or after 10-22-16


This particular car is final year example: while coupes and sedans were discontinued in ’98, the convertibles continued into ’99. The titanium silver paint (which I’ve always thought suits the E36) looks great over the black leather interior, and the overall condition of the car looks excellent throughout, reflecting the low 65k miles on the odometer. What makes this one really stand out is the M-Tech II bodykit fitted as part of the sport pack (in addition to the double spoke Style 30 wheels and sport seats). This adds revised front and rear aprons and side skirts, making the car look almost identical to an M3 from the same era. I think it’s a nice touch and certainly adds to the appeal of the car.

Bidding starts at $8k, which is on the high end for a non-M E36. Still, you don’t often see them as clean or as well kept as this appears to be.

– Craig

One Comment

  1. Woodie Man
    Woodie Man October 9, 2016

    I’m closing in on 300,000 miles on my ’95 E36 convertible…4 cylinder 5 speed. If this wasn’t a slushbox I’d be all over it. While the interior finish materiels were subpar, the engine if taken care of is bulletproof. I’m looking for another one or a E46 wagon but has to have a 5 speed.

    Really well balanced cars. Super fun to drive on a daily basis.

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