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      05-20-2009, 10:05 AM   #1

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FS: Meticulous 1997 3.2L E36 M3 White/Dove

Hello everyone,

Below is my farewell to my wonderful M3 who has brought much joy and fun to my life over the last couple months. I put it here as a one of a kind machine, with extreme thoughtfulness put into mods, and all loose ends tied up. Alot of blood, sweat, and tears in this car. Whoever does get possession of this car will be very happy with it, and enjoy it more then I can. New lifestyle forces new car (4 door) and different priorities - so it has been garaged/sitting. It is time to pass it on to someone who will enjoy it as much as I once had the time to do. Car is fully paid for and I am not in a financial position where i need to sell it – clean title in hand. It is garaged and not taking up space.

Please do not clutter the thread with comments on the price, or asking for part outs. This thread is for discussion and question between buyer and seller, please respect it.

Basic specs:
1997 Alpine white BMW M3 3.2L
5Spd, 2 door, wingless, Dove Vaders (great shape)
Just turned 80,xxx miles 95% backroad/highway – no city.
Non-daily driver, split between 2 cars.
Excellent condition, meticulously taken care of/upgraded
Clean title
No accidents , clean carfax
Machine polished every 4 months (lightly) with tons of clearcoat life left without any imperfections
(original owner bought/serviced it a friend’s shop its whole life, history was follow – service records were followed. All included)
Alpine white on MINT Dove Vaders
US LTW option model with no luxury package or extra weight added

Upon delivery of vehicle I had inspection completed PPI included:
Even though the car had a inspection 2 done about 10k ago I like do it all over myself. somewhere around 1k for all this about 2000 miles ago.

-Fresh fluids all around, oil/filter, tranny (redline), diff (redline), power steering. New gaskets and seals.
-Valve adjustment
-Clutch bled with Motul
-Brakes bled with Motul
-Brakes pedal lubed for squeak
-Seatbelt fix, common problem area, power signal sets off airbag light for no reason. $150 part
-FULL cooling system update $$$ (this is key in these cars) metal thermostat housing, metal thermostat, metal water pump, new radiator, and new expansion tank. OEM coolant $1,000

When I brought it home over 2k of work:

-New Brake light switch and housing (these cars like to have sticky brake lights without it)
-New Final stage resistor (blower stops working)
-Fixed common glovebox sagging issue
-NO door panel sagging/a pillar or headliner problems in this car/dash is mint too (very rare)
-Swapped plugs again for NGK iridum, ran smoother
-Swapped fuel filter, air filter, cleaned out MAF and throttle body
-Seafoamed car through manifold and injectors, big difference
-Seafoamed oil 100 miles before oil change (huge difference)
-Replaced IAC valve with new one
-Replaced rear M3 emblem
-Replaced all BMW roundels with new
-Replaced all exterior black trim with new OEM trim
-Cleaned up brake calipers and hubs with black heat paint, no rust.
-Brand new front calipers/rotors/pads- brand new brakes all around
-Replaced front chrome grills with matte black
-Adjusted ebrake shoe and level
-Adjusted clutch freeplay and brake and added UUC Big Boy clutch stop
-Adjusted throttle freeplay and cruise control
-New clutch fan
-Brand new belts and Tensioners
-New microfilter
-Brand new driveshaft with new guibo bushing, and center support bearing (common problem areas)
-Replaced trunklid with OEM white wingless, and fitted rear deck with 3rd brake light.
-Had head bmw M tech go at car recently to find any issues, hence why I am replaced driveshaft recently he said underneath it looks amazing and clean, no leaks, and everything is tight.
-Replaced secondary air pump


-Completed ODB1 S50/M50 intake manifold swap with m50manifold.com conversion kit
-Brand new revised DDM coilovers with PSS9 spring rates (awesome), strut mounts all around, camber plates, endlinks.
-Hamann HM2 (real) refinished silver recently with Toyo T1S tires
-Matte black front grills
-Replaced OEM airbox with Cosmos 3.5 CAI
-Replaced every bulb and glass in car (EURO Clear front head, side, rear tails, with all new units and bulbs)
This includes the european projector headlights, the harnesses, 55w 5k HID's, clear corner signals.
-Replaced tranny mounts with UUC enforcers and black poly mounts (these cars love to misshift/money shift)
-Replaced motor mounts with E46 M3 mounts
-New M3 GTR knob

Have all stock parts, amber corners and tails, airbox. Car can be put back to stock (minor cosmetic bolt ons)

Has not been dragged or tracked, 95% highway driven
24-28 MPG daily driven

Serious Inquiries only
, no tire kickers or lowballers, low ball PMs, replies or emails will be ignored. This is not a car for someone who wants a cheap rat E36 M3. This is the car for someone who wants a time-capsuled perfect shape rare white tastefully modded E36 M3 with all the weaknesses/trouble areas of the E36 eliminated.

Price: 13,000
Email: Bgriffin02@gmail.com for inquiries
No Trades: Cash going towards my E92 fund.

Please no joy riders or day dreamers. Pre-approved/cash preferred. Thanks for looking.


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      05-20-2009, 10:07 AM   #2

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      05-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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Such a beautiful car in great condition
Good luck with sale.
If I had cash I would grab this quick.
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      05-20-2009, 10:43 PM   #4
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gorgeous M3..
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      05-20-2009, 10:52 PM   #5
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I know you said no daydreamers, but have to comment. Absolutely beautiful car.

Good luck on the sale.
F30 340xi // Alpine
F25 X3 // Melbourne Red
i01 i3 REX // Capparis White
Past: F30 335i, E90 328xi
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      05-21-2009, 02:48 PM   #6

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looks like it sold in one hour, =(
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      05-22-2009, 09:55 AM   #7

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sold In One Hour, Thanks!
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