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1994 BMW M3


In 2010, I bought this 1994 BMW M3 E36, finished in Daytona Violet metallic, for $20,000. At the time of purchase it had travelled only 134,000km. Features include a five speed manual gearbox, electric sunroof, driver and passenger airbags, black Nappa leather interior and an optional six-stacker CD player. The appeal of the E36 M3 is the combination of relatively understated styling with fantastic performance. Another appeal to driving the car is the fact there are no driver aids or other confusing electronic systems that have been a feature of later M cars. The M3 really shines on fast flowing open roads with its wonderfully balanced chassis and eager high revving engine. The M3 really comes alive above 5000rpm and will pull eagerly to the 7000rpm redline. In the first few years of ownership, the car required a full gearbox rebuild, new radiator and new front shock absorbers. In the past two years however I’ve only had minor issues relating to the interior trim, but the car is now 25 years old. It now has 224,000km on the clock and I'm hoping to hold onto it for many years to come.


The only modification made to the M3 is the addition of a front strut brace. Everything else is the way that it came out of the factory in 1994. It's still the original colour, has the original wheels and has never been in an accident.

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