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Lot 133: BMW M3 Saloon (E36)

Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (27 November 2013)

The M3 version of BMW's E36 3-Series range was developed by BMW's famed Motorsports division in 1992 and offered many performance upgrades on the standard car.� Suspension, steering and brakes were all considerably tweaked with the sporting driver in mind but the biggest changes came under the bonnet. The engine was based on the creamy smooth 2.8-litre six-cylinder unit of the standard car but bored out to 3-litres with 24 valves and a power output of 282bhp. Allied to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the M3 could sprint to 60mph in just 5.4 seconds on the way to a top speed electronically limited to 155mph. At first it was only available as a Coupe but from 1994 a four-door saloon version was also offered. Every bit as fast and capable as the Coupe, the Saloon was perfectly civilised family transport but could also play the hooligan when desired. Much rarer than the Coupe, it is increasingly sought after today. Dating from June 1995 this particular M3 Saloon looks particularly sporting in red with a black leather interior. It has covered 123,500 miles from new with no fewer than 17 services to date, the last only 1,500 miles ago in August 2012 (and the first being the important running in service at 1,042 miles). The large history file contains virtually all the old MOTs and many service bills including one for a new VANOS unit at 98,100 miles. All the original handbooks are also present. Said to be in very good condition throughout and to drive beautifully, it has just been taxed for another year and has an MOT until August 2014. Any M3 is a treat to drive and this beautifully maintained saloon will appeal to any family man who also loves his sportscars. It is only being sold because its mature owner has now bought himself an M3 Convertible.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Herefordshire
Lot Number133
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating2
Registration numberM3 MHP
Chassis numberW85C892060EW30223
Engine number60401051
Engine capacity (cc)2990
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4