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      12-18-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Arrow Picked up a classic. 95 BMW M3 (E36)

UPDATE:Hey guys, here's a little update: Got rid of all of the ricer stickers and badges, put on OEM roundels, but decided to go with black oem style roundels instead. (The car will have a yellow/ black theme with the tint and all) Changed oil and filter, antifreeze, power steering fluid... you get the picture. The car is a freakin blast to drive.


Over the next few days I have a lot of parts coming in. The one thing i didn't like about the car was the lighting at night. Can't see anything with the tired OEM bulbs, so a few days ago I installed HID lights and it's made a HUGE difference. I'm still on the fence about a paintjob but I have a friend that owns his own paintshop. He said he'd do the whole car for $1600 in the original dakar. I'm still thinking about that.


Overall, I'm very happy with the car. Lsd matters a lot. Especially in tight corners.



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'95 bmw m3. 100k miles, 5 speed manual, stored and non opped for the last 5 years. Since 2002 this car has only been driven 20k miles. It does have a few suspension upgrades but otherwise it's pretty much stock. Color is Dakar yellow !!!


Picked this thing up on Sunday and I've been driving the heck out of it since. The handling is amazing. Now it does need some things replaced here and there but its in excellent condition over all. What do you guys think?


My e90 335i has nothing on this thing in terms of handling. lol
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Wow .... what a find .... that car looks beautiful!
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Wow .... what a find .... that car looks beautiful!
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Wow, was it expensive? Looks amazing for a 95'
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Wow, was it expensive? Looks amazing for a 95'
$5,000 even. I've been looking for one for a while, but I'm a picky buyer. All of the one's that I looked at had lots of dents/ scratches, and the interior was ripped/ worn/ scratched up.

When I saw this car, I test drove it and bought it on the spot because it was in such good condition.
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      12-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #7
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maybe its just the photo, but dakar yellow is a softer and lighter yellow. was that car repainted?
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maybe its just the photo, but dakar yellow is a softer and lighter yellow. was that car repainted?
Its a cell phone pic.
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Good price. That is what I had before my 335.
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$5,000 even. I've been looking for one for a while, but I'm a picky buyer. All of the one's that I looked at had lots of dents/ scratches, and the interior was ripped/ worn/ scratched up.

When I saw this car, I test drove it and bought it on the spot because it was in such good condition.
Thats a great deal!!!
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$5k is a good price for a lower mileage M. Nice find!

I thought you were talking about a e30 M when I read classic, though. lol
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Wow...very nice. I've never driven an E36...but boy do I want to.

Great looking car...and the fact it's stock is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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$5k is a good price for a lower mileage M. Nice find!

I thought you were talking about a e30 M when I read classic, though. lol
One day.... One day i will have en e30 m3.
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For the love of god please get rid of those horrific front grilles, "M" roundels and chrome door handles. And either replace those wheels with something aftermarket but proper like some BBS LMs or get the correct OEM wheels. Otherwise, good buy

I agree, that color does not look close to the OEM yellow.
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Had a chance to ride in one. Still rides better than most of the cars today. Not to mention it pulls like crazy too hahah
Funny, that's exactly what my friend said when he test drove it. Word for word except the hahah. Lol.
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For the love of god please get rid of those horrific front grilles, "M" roundels and chrome door handles. And either replace those wheels with something aftermarket but proper like some BBS LMs or get the correct OEM wheels. Otherwise, good buy

I agree, that color does not look close to the OEM yellow.

Ebay to the rescue! Lol I'm way ahead of you man. That's a pic of the car the day I picked it up. Already have oem roundels, chrome is gone, grilles in the mail.

As far as wheels go- I'm still looking for something that will go well with the car.
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Great find! This car brings back memories, Avus blue e36 m3 was the BMW that made me fall in love with BMW!
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and btw, not to rain on your parade, but i thought dakar e36m were only available with black interiors?

still, e36m is an awesome car to drive
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As far as wheels go- I'm still looking for something that will go well with the car.
You've got 3 options as far as I see it:
1.) Aftermarket but period correct. Think BBS LM, BBS RC, BBS RSII, etc

2.) Original M3 wheels, both styles look nice

3.) Non-original OEM such as the sweet dished wheels that came on the M Coupes or some bad-ass M5 "throwing stars".
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This gets my vote:

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and btw, not to rain on your parade, but i thought dakar e36m were only available with black interiors?

still, e36m is an awesome car to drive
Interior was switched out to white vaders. He still has the black seats but they are in bad condition.

I'll take some better pix later, and some pix of the interior.
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