Introduced in 1992 based on the E36 platform, BMW’s second-generation M3 was only sold in North America from 1995 to 1999. This 1997 example comes finished Arctic Silver over a black leather interior and features a 5-speed manual gearbox paired with its S52 inline-six engine. Showing approximately 112k miles on the odometer, this M3 has reportedly been cared for by the same owner since 2001 and is now offered for auction out of New Jersey.
This E36 wears exterior Arctic Silver paint and features a sunroof, aerodynamic M side skirts and mirrors, a dual exhaust tip, and M3-specific front and rear bumpers. It was ordered new with desirable Style 24 double-spoke forged wheels that are currently dressed in General G-MAX RS tires. One small ding is noted on the left rear fender as well as two scratches throughout the exterior. The CARFAX report shows an accident in May of 1998 which is said to have resulted in refinishing the nose section, detailed images are provided in the gallery.
Inside, this M3 features manual-adjustable black leather “Vader” sport seats, automatic climate control, a Harman Kardon sound system, and an 11-button onboard computer. A new headliner was installed in July of 2021 and the trip computer has been refurbished. An upgraded BMWCD43 head unit replaces the original radio, the right tweeter speaker is cracked and sometimes buzzes, and the seller notes that the airbag warning light is present due to a faulty seatbelt receptacle.
An S52 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine develops up to 240 HP and 236 lb.-ft of torque, driving the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. An X-brace has been added to the front suspension and the CARFAX shows the thermostat to have been replaced in 2012 at just under 107k miles.
The sale of this vehicle includes a clean title, a car cover, and the original head unit.
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