- Engine Bay
- Trunk Area
- Chassis # WBSBG9320TEY73401
- Engine # N/A
- 26,431 Miles From New
- Offered With Original Books, Tools & Clean CARFAX
- An Excellent Investment Grade Example
- Fitted With LightWeight Specification Interior
The second iteration of BMW’s already renowned M3 made its debut in February of 1992. This new car had big shoes to fill as the first generation ‘E30’ M3 had been an excellent success and went on to become one of the most iconic sports cars of all time. The new ‘E36’ M3, as it would be known internally, was the first to be powered by a straight-six engine, producing a very respectable 282 h.p. and was also one of BMW’s first cars designed mainly with computer aid. The E36 M3 was first introduced as a coupe but both a saloon and convertible soon followed. Production totaled 71,242 cars in total worldwide; 46,525 coupes, 12,114 convertibles and 12,603 saloons. Despite never really living up to the level of praise that fell on the E30 model before it, the E36 M3’s proved to be extremely great all-around sports cars and because of this clean low mileage examples are exceedingly hard to find.
The 1996 BMW M3 presented here, chassis number WBSBG9320TEY73401, is coupe model with just 26,431 miles from new. It is finished in striking Estoril Blue and fitted with a Lightweight Specification Interior including an M-Technic steering wheel. According to the provided CarFax, the car was sold new in Hawaii. This first owner had the car serviced at BMW of Honolulu and drove the car sparingly over their 5 years of ownership, putting on just 11,000 miles by the time they sold it 2002 to another resident of Hawaii. Over the next 5 years, it changed hands once more, staying in Hawaii with low miles, having only 13,535 miles when it was sent to California and acquired by its 4th owner. In California, the car lived an easy life in Redondo Beach and over the 3 years it stayed with this owner, the mileage increased to 21,479 when it was sold to it 5th owner in Georgia. Its 5th and last owner maintained the car at BMW of Macon, in Macon Georgia and over there 7 years of ownership put on just under 5,000 miles bringing the total to 26,180 miles at which time it was acquired by us at LBI Limited in 2014. While in our possession the car has been driven sparingly and resided in our person collection portion amongst some other interesting BMW M cars. Most recently the car had a major service at BMW of the Main Line in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This included major fluids change, oil change, new air filter, inspection and “once over” to make sure all belts and hoses were in good operating condition. This E36 M3 presents the ultimate opportunity to purchase an investment quality M3 in exciting colors with known history and in time-capsule condition. It currently needs nothing is ready to be shown, cherished and driven if so desired.
This car is being offered with original books, tools, a clean carfax, and the original steering wheel.