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For Sale: 1998 BMW M3 in Lithia Springs, Georgia


Vehicle Description

Powerful, beautiful, fast, nimble, and loaded - this 1998 BMW M3 Convertible should be on the top of your list for modern classics. So instead of waiting for this to be a high-dollar vintage, maybe it's time you take home this premium but affordable convertible.

BMW just seemed to get the design right in this generation. The well-creased lines of the 3-Series get an added dose of aggression with a full factory aero body kit, a subtle rear spoiler, and special 17-inch alloys. Estoril Blue Metallic is a great factory color. The tone is both bold and sophisticated, and so it just seems like the ideal paring for a speedy M3 convertible. For added distinction, there's a brand new folding roof, and it's done in a darker blue (the power convertible top will need servicing.) It's the kind of color combo we usually see in other European cars like Bentleys. There's even terrific details, like the custom pinstripe inspired by the M-series colors. The result is quite a striking car that's almost ready for vintage plates in may states.

While we love the look of the blue top against the blue paint, the gray leather interior arguably looks even more sophisticated against the exterior color. In fact, there was even a recent investment in new leather seats, so these look crisp, right down to the cool M tri-color insert. The front bucket seats are engineered to be supportive, and they power adjust to your ideal position. There are also power locks, power windows, keyless entry, dual airbags, side airbags, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, power steering, and provisions for the factory stereo. There's dual zone climate control and recently added seat heaters. So that means you get to dial-in you individual level of comfort no matter is its noon in the summer or a crisp fall evening drive.

This is a later E36, and that means it comes after the factory upgraded the series to the larger 3.2-liter motor. This is believed to be the original motor to the car, and the engine bay has the clean look of an exceptionally respected classic. It's quite stock, and we can only spot upgrades like the bracer bar over the shock towers and an aluminum radiator. These are the kind of things that make it a solid driving classic, and that's exactly what a car like this was meant to do. This generation M3 was terrific at engaging drivers with a nimble feeling from the fully independent suspension, four-wheel power disc brakes, and a peppy performance at all speeds from the 240-horsepower fuel-injected powerplant. The automatic transmission is a bit of a rarity on the M3. These are usually stick shift cars, and instead, this one is much nicer for traffic no matter if you're slowly cruising a beachfront avenue or just commuting to work. And because this is a five-speed unit, it has the right gear ratios for quick kick-downs to performance as well as cruising all-day in overdrive comfort.

The sale comes complete with the owner's manual packet and original literature. This is the affordable drop-top modern classic you've been waiting for. Don't let it slip away, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1367961
  • Price:$13,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1998
  • Make:BMW
  • Model:M3
  • Exterior Color:Estoril Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:78170
  • Stock Number:5398-ATL
  • VIN:WBSBK0335WEC39348