DT: 1998 BMW E36 M3 Convertible 5-Speed

We are pleased to present this 1998 BMW E36 M3 Convertible finished in Estoril Blue Metallic over a Dove Grey leather interior. The second generation of BMW’s venerable M3, the E36 combined race-inspired M-Power engineering with everyday practicality and luxury. The convertible version was introduced in 1998 with only 2,252 manual transmission examples reportedly produced during its two-year production run.  The car is said to have been under the care of its original owner before it was traded in at Fields BMW of Illinois where it was purchased by the current owner in 2016.  Prior to sale, the vehicle was serviced by the dealer and thoroughly detailed inside and out. This desirable 5-speed E36 M3 convertible shows just over 61k miles on the odometer and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Illinois.

This M3 is finished in Estoril Blue Metallic (335) with a black convertible soft top. A removable color-matched hardtop will also accompany the sale. The seller notes some very light road-going wear on the front end, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The E36 M3 can be differentiated from the standard 3-Series by its unique aerodynamic front and rear fascias, side skirts, aerodynamic wing mirrors, and M3 badges on the side door trim and trunk lid. This M3 retains its original 17” Style 23 “Contour” M-Double Spoke polished wheels, which are dressed in newer Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires said to have been mounted within the last two years.

The Dove Grey leather interior remains highly original and features power-adjustable sport seats, automatic climate control, cruise control, an onboard computer, and a premium Harman Kardon sound system. The leather-wrapped steering wheel features M tri-color stitching and sits ahead of a 160-MPH speedometer, an 8k-RPM tachometer, and gauges for fuel level, fuel economy, and coolant temperature. All gauges and accessories are said to be functioning properly and the seller notes that the front seat headrests have been previously replaced.

The E36 M3 is powered by an S52 3.2L inline-six engine which engine sends as much as 240 HP and 236 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a rare 5-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.  The only noted modification is an upgraded Dinan carbon fiber cold air intake, and the seller states that service records will be included covering the last four years of the current ownership.  Some invoices are provided for reference in the photo gallery and there are no outstanding maintenance items reported at this time.

This sale will include some service records, the original owners manuals, a removable color-matched hardtop, and a clean title. As the E36 generation continues to appreciate, the M3 model is becoming a true collector’s item.  Do not miss out on this nicely presented Estoril Blue Metallic convertible with a rare 5-speed manual transmission.

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Comments (39)

  • $24,500 offer from Granada Hills, CA (91344) 3 hours, 38 minutesago

    Offer in the amount of $24,500

  • $23,500 offer from Albuquerque, NM (87107) 16 hours, 2 minutesago

    Offer in the amount of $23,500

  • higcup$ 16 hours, 45 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $22,355

  • Alexinfinite2000 16 hours, 47 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $22,100

  • Ayham (registered bidder) 16 hours, 48 minutesago

    Ok what do we do now lol ?

  • PCARMARKET 16 hours, 49 minutesago

    please refresh your screens!

  • higcup$ 16 hours, 50 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $21,850

  • higcup$ (registered bidder) 16 hours, 50 minutesago

    please retract my bid!!

  • higcup$ (registered bidder) 16 hours, 50 minutesago

    I meant to bid 21850

  • higcup$ (registered bidder) 16 hours, 51 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $27,850

  • Ayham 16 hours, 53 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $21,500

  • higcup$ 16 hours, 54 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $21,250

  • Alexinfinite2000 16 hours, 55 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • Ayham 16 hours, 57 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $20,750

  • higcup$ 16 hours, 58 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $20,500

  • Ayham 17 hours, 16 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $19,250

  • Jeffe2020 17 hours, 25 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $19,000

  • Ayham 19 hours, 24 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $17,900

  • Thelastdetail (seller) 21 hours, 54 minutesago

    @Fredinny We have no record of the clutch being replaced under current ownership. Clutch still feels and operates as it should. Here is the link to a walk around video and start up. Thanks for bidding. https://youtu.be/yjR3vkD9PcE

  • Fredinny 22 hours, 50 minutesago

    Can you post a driving/ startup video?

    Has the clutch been replaced?

  • mas007 23 hours, 12 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $17,601

  • Ayham 23 hours, 26 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $17,350

  • mas007 1 day, 9 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $17,051

  • Ayham 1 day, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $16,800

  • mas007 1 day, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $16,504

  • Thelastdetail (seller) 1 day, 21 hoursago

    @Ayham The top operates 100% as it should with no issues. Condition of the top is good and shown in pictures

  • mas007 2 days, 5 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $16,253

  • Ayham (registered bidder) 2 days, 12 hoursago

    Can we please get a video of the top opening and closing ?

  • Ayham 2 days, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • mas007 (registered bidder) 3 days, 6 hoursago

    @Thelastdetail thanks for the clarification.

  • Thelastdetail (seller) 3 days, 14 hoursago

    @mas007 no such by it now price, it is auction format

  • Thelastdetail (seller) 3 days, 14 hoursago

    @mas007 The car is not running in the picture, the light goes off once the engine is running.

  • mas007 (registered bidder) 3 days, 19 hoursago

    What's the problem with the CHECK ENGINE light?

  • mas007 (registered bidder) 3 days, 19 hoursago

    So what's the buy it now price?

  • PCARMARKET 3 days, 23 hoursago

    @Billyp7718 The listing has been updated.

  • Billyp7718 4 days, 6 hoursago

    Assuming this is a typo on the 6sp? These are 5sp cars

  • Thelastdetail (seller) 4 days, 23 hoursago

    This meticulously maintained two owner M3, is being offered for one of our long time collector/ enthusiast clients! We have known this car since his purchase and have stored it for him every winter! With a dealer service and TLD full detail just completed, there is nothing left to do other than enjoy! Best of luck bidding!

  • mas007 6 days, 22 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $15,320

  • Ayham 6 days, 22 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

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DT: 1998 BMW E36 M3 Convertible 5-Speed
Buy Now: $28,500 Current Offer: $24,500