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I've seen this nice example a while back on TM. Lovely looking car, and the colour is very desireable. Now, what are your thoughts on the price tag? Personally, i wouldn't pay that much for a vert, but that doesn't mean i can't appreciate a nice well kept, unmolested example. There's many other BMW's that will make you smile for a few $k less. Hope it goes to a good home, It may be a tad difficult to sell at the current price. I'm thinking a more realistic $18k plus? Unless a private collector picks it up, that would make sense. Is anyone willing to venture past $25k for an E36 M3? Perhaps i'm wrong? I'm aware the market value for genuinely well kept examples are creeping up world wide, but as they do, it's the individuals and special production models that lead the way with value. Lovely car anyway.

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1347735943.htm

 

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Type CABRIO
VIN WBSBK92020EX65811
Type code BK92
E series E36 (C)
Series 3
Steering RL
Doors 2
Engine S50
Displacement 3.20
Power 236
Drive HECK
Transmission MECH
Colour TECHNO-VIOLETT METALLIC (299)
Upholstery LEDER NAPPA/SCHWARZ (L7SW)
Prod.date 1997-06-27
Code Description (interface) Description (EPC)
S243A AIRBAG FUER BEIFAHRER Airbag for front passenger
S302A ALARMANLAGE Alarm system
S380A HARDTOP-VORBEREITUNG Hardtop-preparation
S388A VERDECK SCHWARZ Softtop, black
S395A UEBERROLLSCHUTZSYSTEM Rollover protection system
S399A VERDECKBETAETIGUNG VOLLAUTOMATISCH Softtop, electromech. all-autom.
S428A WARNDREIECK Warning triangle and first aid kit
S431A INNENSPIEGEL,AUTOMATISCH ABBLENDEND Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S441A RAUCHERPAKET Smoker package
S458A SITZVERSTELLUNG ELEKTR.FAHRER/BEIF. Electr. front seat adjustment
S464A SKISACK Ski bag
S498A KOPFSTUETZEN IM FOND Headrests mechanically adjustable, rear
S534A KLIMAAUTOMATIK Automatic air conditioning
S548A KILOMETERTACHO Kilometre speedo
S554A BORDCOMPUTER On-board computer V with remote control
S676A HIFI LAUTSPRECHERSYSTEM HiFi speaker system
S687A RADIOVORBEREITUNG Radio preparation
S818A BATTERIEHAUPTSCHALTER Battery master switch
S850A ZUSAETZL. TANKFUELLUNG EXPORT Additional Export tank filling
S864A SERVICE KONTAKT-FLYER UEBERSEE Dealer List Overseas
S880A ENGLISCH / BORDLITERATUR On-board literature, English
S925A VERSANDSCHUTZPAKET Dispatch protection pack
S209A SPERRDIFFERENTIAL 25% Differential lock 25%
S246A LENKSAEULENVERSTELLUNG MECHANISCH Manually adjust. steering column
S314A FRONTSCHEIBENWASCHDUESEN BEHEIZT Door mirror, driver lock, heated
S411A FENSTERHEBER,ELEKTRISCH VORN/HINTEN Window lifts,electric,front/rear
S481A SPORTSITZE FUER FAHRER/BEIFAHRER Sports seat
S510A LEUCHTWEITENREGELUNG ABBLENDLICHT Headlight vertical aim control
S520A NEBELSCHEINWERFER Fog lights
S542A CHECK CONTROL Check Control
S710A M LEDERLENKRAD M sports steering wheel, multifunction
S783A M SCHMIEDERAD DOPPELSPEICHENSTYL. M DOUBLE-SPOKE,FORGED
S853A SPRACHVERSION ENGLISCH Language version, English

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He's banking on the rarity of such a low K Evo, with a full service history appealing to someone, appealing more than an E39 M5...  I guess if your having your midlife crisis you want the top down...

I think he's dreaming to say the E36 Price could ever get near E30 M3 price...

E30 M3 1702 total (82 Convertible)

E36 M3 2212 Globally (122 Convertible)

The numbers look close enough till you consider only 640 E39 M5 were built

Numbers from HERE

Edited by EURO V8

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It is a very nice example but they'll need to wait for just the right buyer.

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I'd pay less for a vert over a coupe personally. Just seems like a catch 22 having an E36 with all the goodies, then no roof so it's floppy and you can't drive in the same way you can a coupe. 

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On ‎14‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 0:01 AM, EURO V8 said:

He's banking on the rarity of such a low K Evo, with a full service history appealing to someone, appealing more than an E39 M5...  I guess if your having your midlife crisis you want the top down...

I think he's dreaming to say the E36 Price could ever get near E30 M3 price...

E30 M3 1702 total (82 Convertible)

E36 M3 2212 Globally (122 Convertible)

The numbers look close enough till you consider only 640 E39 M5 were built

Numbers from HERE

Just looked at that site and . . . .

Production Data
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How many versions of the E39 M5 were produced?
BMW M produced three versions of the E39 M5: Two European-specification models (left-hand drive and right-hand drive) and one North American-specification version.
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How many of each version of the E39 M5 were produced?
DE91 (ECE-spec, LHD): 7,895 examples produced from 10/1998 through 06/2003
DE92 (ECE-spec, RHD): 2,595 examples produced from 10/1998 through 06/2003
DE93 (NA-spec, LHD): 9,992 examples produced from 09/1999 through 06/2003
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On ‎14‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 0:01 AM, EURO V8 said:

I think he's dreaming to say the E36 Price could ever get near E30 M3 price...

E30 M3 1702 total (82 Convertible)

E36 M3 2212 Globally (122 Convertible)

Numbers from HERE

The numbers on that site are purely the cars whose owners have bothered to give up their information and "register" with that site. It doesn't even fully cover the number of cars still in existence for each model, I would suggest more owners haven't bothered than have, certainly for the E30 M3 from recent discussions on specialst forums.

But, yeah, build numbers are much lower for E30 M3, 17,870 total IIRC, including the 270 motorsport shells and the cabrios. Whereas the E36 would be into six figures across all three versions and two generations. Values are influenced by the rarity, but the E30 M3 was an Iconic road car and racer, the E36 not so much..

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On 6/14/2017 at 11:27 PM, Michael. said:

I'd pay less for a vert over a coupe personally. Just seems like a catch 22 having an E36 with all the goodies, then no roof so it's floppy and you can't drive in the same way you can a coupe. 

Couldn't have said it better. I'm not sure why you'd pay that much money for a car that is so close to brilliance but misses the mark by being floppy and heavier. If it was a hardtop and 5k cheaper I think it would have been snatched up already. 

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I've driven a standard 328i convertible, kinda cool, but when you push them on our crappy roads, ughh, scuttle shake!!

Good nice road cruiser with power and style however, if you like showing your bald patch around the resurfaced roads of Auckland City... 

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2 hours ago, Michael. said:

I've driven a standard 328i convertible, kinda cool, but when you push them on our crappy roads, ughh, scuttle shake!!

Good nice road cruiser with power and style however, if you like showing your bald patch around the resurfaced roads of Auckland City... 

Love it, SC430 man over here dissing BMW driving dynamics :P

Seller is extracting the Michael, but credit for sneaking what looks like a 355CS into the background

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2 hours ago, Young Thrash Driver said:

Love it, SC430 man over here dissing BMW driving dynamics :P

Seller is extracting the Michael, but credit for sneaking what looks like a 355CS into the background

Hayyyyy, Don't forget I drive the *soarer UZZ32 hydraulic suspension, version. They give an E46 M3 a run for their money handling wise. No springs, no sway bars just hydraulic computer controlled rams in each corner, with a multitude of sensors, 4 wheel steering, coupled with a faster than normal front steering rack. It's a joy to drive. Nearly as quick with the new 4.3 V8 motor I dropped in too, torque for dayys!

Wouldn't bother with standard coil sprung Soarer, they are boats.

Keep in mind I sold my long time E36 V8 project with M3 suspension to buy it as they are super rare.

I'll never sell this! <3

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12 minutes ago, Michael. said:

Hayyyyy, Lexus Lexus Lexus Toyota Lexus

Camry man says what? No, sorry- just kidding, I'm aware your car is a special bit of kit. It's just... it's a Toyota :rolleyes:

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And the buy now has gone up to $31.5k. Not going to happen.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-2241726144.htm

Arguably it's worth more now than it was 2 years ago (assuming same condition) but that might bring it up to the original price of $25k but certainly not 30+ . Seems well serviced but you have to do all that or the car will stop working, it's not an added-value extra, servicing a car doesn't make it more valuable although failing to service it can destroy value.

Then again, somebody is trying to hock a e46 M3 SMG for $50k lol.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-2245717254.htm

And there's that 3.0 M3 that they're still trying to get $38k for.

A world full of dreamers, they've been spending too much time on BaT.

 

 

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Haha, fully agree with you Dave. There's a couple of M3 Evos on pistonheads for £10k, they look to be in good condition. Although, the term 'good condition' has various definitions these days. 

The Trademe E36 vert is gorgeous but 20k is more reasonable. 25k on the got lucky side. 

 

 

 

 

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I like the M3, I'm  sucker for Ultra Violet. 

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It stands to become the current price benchmark, despite being a convertible.

It's got an amazing logbook of work for the distance travelled. Great colour.

 

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On 12/28/2019 at 10:30 PM, Camu said:

Hopefully the autobids stop soon!

Unlikely.  I see you are the only non Car Dealer bidding.  Once they buy it for a stupid amount of money you will be able to buy it from them the same day for slightly more.

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