Vehicle Description

With exceptionally low mileage, and a well-respected presentation inside and out, aided by the optional Luxury Package, this 1997 BMW M3 E36 is exactly what you want when going shopping for a new classic. So check out the nimble sports coupe you've always desired in a presentation that's approaching a time capsule kind of appearance.

This is the ultimate M3 for many of us. The E36 generation was a design that began adding more aggression peeking out from beneath an everyday commuter body. So it's a mix of the stealthy 3-Series design but with a bodykit and bumpers that gave it a much more muscular stance. Of course, the factory-correct Hellrot bright red draws in plenty of attention all on its own. As people get closer, they'll start to nice how well the vibrant color looks. It's a combination of German build quality and well-respected life averaging under 1,300 miles annually. This really does have a level of preservation we don't see too often on these E36 M3s. Everything looks original and preserved, right down to the rear spoiler and iconic 17-inch alloys.

The black leather interior is a great look against the red exterior. And just like the outside, this is quite well preserved. As a true BMW, it's engineered for the perfect balance of luxury and driver-focused engineering. This M3 comes loaded with features like power windows, power locks, keyless entry, cruise control, and a full AM/FM/cassette premium audio system with CD changer. You'll love opening up the power sunroof any time of the year thanks to automatic climate control keeping the cabin the right temperature. All this modern luxury also means modern safety features such as dual front airbags and anti-lock brakes. But even with all these luxuries, you'll be reminded this is a true driver's car the moment you grab the sports steering wheel and let your hand fall perfectly onto the stick shift. The leather seats are extremely comfortable because BMW spends a lot of time in the engineering department. They are heated and power adjust to your ideal driving position. That way they ensure you can strike the perfect balance of keeping you planted during hard cornering, while also being comfortable enough to always take the long way home.

This is a later E36, and that means it received the upgraded 3.2-liter motor. This is original engine to the car, and the engine bay looks almost brand new, so you can understand why this is such a great collectable. But don't stick this one into a museum just yet. This generation was known for being one of the most engaging driver cars. You take full control of the livery motor with the five-speed manual transmission, and it loves to sing all the way past 7,000 RPM. BMW is one of the best companies at engineering a chassis, and so the fully independent suspension of the M3 has been a mainstay at the top of the enthusiast magazine's wish lists. Add this to four-wheel disc brakes, power steering, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, and now you know why an M3 will always get respect on the road.

The sale comes complete with the original window sticker, owner's manual packet, and warranty card. So this is a collector-level car that also comes with the right paperwork. So if you've been looking for a top-quality dream car, don't let this M3 slip away. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1308823
  • Price:$29,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1997
  • Make:BMW
  • Model:M3
  • Exterior Color:Bright Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:27922
  • Stock Number:5627-CHA
  • VIN:WBSBG9324VEY75462