BaT Auction: 1995 BMW M3

This 1995 BMW M3 is powered by a 3.0-liter DOHC inline-six paired with a five-speed manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential. Additional equipment includes 17″ Style 24 wheels, a sunroof, and an onboard computer as well as modifications such as Bilstein shocks, H&R springs, and an E46 ZHP steering rack. The car was acquired by the seller in November 2017 following a repaint in red, reupholstery of the front seats, replacement of cooling system components, cylinder head work, and more. A PPI was conducted and repairs carried out in preparation for the sale. This E36 M3 shows 163k miles and is offered with manufacturer’s literature, partial service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Nevada title in the seller’s name.

1995 BMW M3

The car was finished in Hellrot Red from the factory, and the exterior was repainted in November 2016. Replacement moldings, trim, door seals, and glass headlight lenses were also installed according to the seller. Close-up photos of body VIN decals are provided in the gallery below.

1995 BMW M3

BMW Motorsport-stamped 17″ Style 24 wheels are mounted with 235/40 Falken Azenies tires. The seller notes a dent in one of the wheel rims, and a matching spare is housed in the trunk. Suspension modifications include Bilstein shocks and H&R Sport springs, and the car is equipped with an E46 ZHP steering rack according to the seller.

1995 BMW M3

Work performed under previous ownership included reupholstering the “Vader” sport seats as well as replacement of the headliner. Alterations consist of a Euro steering wheel, a ZHP shift knob, and a radio blanking plate as well as door panels and a rear parcel shelf without speaker holes.

1995 BMW M3

The digital odometer shows 163k miles, approximately 2k of which were added by the seller. The cruise control is inoperable, the driver-side seat belt is missing a trim piece, and the rear seat belts are not connected. The stock speaker panels and steering wheel will accompany the car along with extra rear seat components.

1995 BMW M3

Output for the 3.0-liter S50B30 inline-six was rated at 240 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque for the US market. Work conducted in 2016 and 2017 by Sin City BMW in Las Vegas, Nevada included machining the cylinder head as well as replacement of the head gasket, hoses, and cooling system components. Power is routed through a five-speed manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential. A shift rod seal and the transmission mounts were replaced in July 2020 along with an oil change.

1995 BMW M3

The July 2020 PPI notes a cracked driver-side strut tower and a corroded battery box that have since been repaired as shown in the gallery below. Also listed are dents on the underbody and several other observations.

1995 BMW M3

The July 2020 Carfax report indicates no accidents or other damage and shows registration history in Nevada and Washington State through December 2019. Driving footage can be seen below.

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