1997 BMW e36 M3 4 door sedan for sale (vin# WBSCD9320VEE0686). Car is located in Bend, Oregon but often travel to Eugene, Salem, and Portland.
BMW CCA member owned (the 3rd - all owners have been adult BMW CCA members and enthusiasts). 159k. Techno Violet M3/4/5 - manual transmission. Dove gray interior. Manual heated seats. There is a small tear and some bolster wear that you can see in the picture. I just did a full cleaning of the leather w/ Lexol cleaner and conditioner. Exterior is in pretty darn good shape for the age of the car. There are a few scratches (nothing major) and other flaws, but overall it's great. The lower front dam has the typical road chips. And the Techno Violet absolutely shimmers in the sun!
Over $4,000 in documented recent service (past 9 months). Only reason I'm selling is to purchase another M3 that is more set up for track use. Upgrades include:
- Rogue Short shifter
- SuperSprint exhaust (great tone)
- Bilstein sport suspension (installed at 151k)
- Dunlap Star Spec rears / Yokohama S.drive fronts (have a full spare in the trunk on DSII rim - never used. also have extra S.drive tire)
- AFE filter/BMP CAI
- Pagid Orange pads - the squeak a bit, but they stop like no tomorrow!
- Brembo high temp brake fluid
- Euro headlights
Recent work includes proactive head gasket replacement (very expensive) and all the goodies that go w/ it (seals, water pump, plugs, thermostat, belt tensioner pulley, etc), PS loop line w/ flush, installation of Rogue short shifter, tranny mounts, front lower control arm bushings. radiator hoses, guibo, etc. Have receipts for this work as well as previous owner service records. Based on the records, it looks like the original owner was pretty picky. The clutch, rear diff and final drive were all replaced at 55k'ish. Has 2 keys and OEM books.
The engine light is currently on due to 02 sensor. Also, the rear part of the headliner is starting to sag. Not too bad, but it will eventually need replacement. Lastly, the stock radio display has gone to the ghost.
Car is a well taken care of weekend warrior. It has seen 2 track days at ORP and a hillclimb event at Maryhill Loops (WA) since I've owned it - all club events. Driven spirited but not flogged. She performed wonderfully and is an absolute blast to drive. Suffice to say, I'm hooked on the HPDE scene, so rather than go through the time and expense to outfit it for more serious track use, I'd prefer to sell and buy something more turn-key.
I'm about 13k into this car (purchased in May 2012 and immediately did all the service). $8,500. It's really a turn-key and go rig w/ all the big maintenance items taken care of. If no interest, I'll go plan B and start building her up w/ the goodies! There aren't too many M3/4/5 Techno's out there, so for the right person, this will be a peach. Any questions, please let me know.