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· 192,700 mi
· 6-speed manual ZF swap
· Late model E36 – S52 engine
· Sedan (M3/4/6)
· Techno Violet Metallic
· New leather on front seats, arm rest
· 17” Style 39 wheels
· Billet shift linkage
· Magnaflow exhaust
· BC racing Coilovers
· 2 keys, remote, manuals, documentation, spare parts
I’m selling my clean title, 6-speed, 1998 BMW M3 Sedan in Techno Violet Metallic over Dove Grey leather interior. Manual ZF swap from low mileage E46. Naturally aspirated S52 sounds great and still pulls hard. Transmission shifts smoothly, 6th gear provides a nice freeway cruising experience as opposed to the 5-speed. ECU programming for swap done by Kassel Performance in PA. Original 17” Style 39 wheels. Euro-spec projector glass headlights/turn signals.
All new parts and services within the last 3000 miles: Dove Grey leather recovering on front seats and center console, Magnaflow exhaust, BC racing coilover suspension, billet shift linkage, thermostat and housing, rear brakes and rotors, tint, and 50th anniversary M emblems. All fresh fluids as well. Also added a new radio head unit for modern Bluetooth functionality but original is a 10 min job to swap back in.
Incredibly well taken care of E36 M3. No leaks, no missing moldings, no cracks in dash, headliner is in great shape, sunroof works, heated seats work, glove box is in great shape. Considering the range of conditions for E36’s these days, I’d put this one at an 8/10.
Damage is limited to small cosmetic imperfections; rock chips, one small dent under the passenger mirror, small rear seat seam tears, as to be expected for an unrestored 25-year-old car. Driver side window regulator tracks need to be adjusted and the lock actuator may need to be replaced, haven’t taken the door card off to diagnose.
Depending on the light, Techno Violet morphs between deep purple, to a dark blueish purple, to almost black. It is an iconic 90’s BMW color and was recently re-released on their new ‘Edition 50 Jahre’ 2023 M3 alongside other ‘greatest hits’ M3 colors from the past: https://www.motortrend.com/reviews/2023-bmw-m3-edition-50-jahre-bmw-m-first-drive-review/
It’s an absolute blast to drive and takes you back to a simpler time of high-performance factory cars. No traction control, no turbocharging, looser emission regulations, lighter weight; late 90’s early 2000’s BMWs are considered their best era by many.
Learn all about the E36 M3 with this great video: https://youtu.be/Xatzi2Whnjo?si=-d2T7Oj01AOJwdy1
Sale includes 2 keys, a keyless entry transmitter, 2 stage touch up paint kit, original manuals, and a folder filled with service records indicating some lager services, such as a new drive shaft a couple years ago. Black TECNO plates can be transferred to new Utah owner if you wish, and I will also include any spare E36 parts I have.
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