1994 BMW M3 Coupe

Lot Number 549

1994 BMW M3 Coupe

UK right-hand drive and Bavarian power in spades, the M3...

 

A low mileage example, of an early E36 in lovely original condition

Having been carefully stored for the last five years, its time now to be enjoyed by another collector

Coming with a full book pack, both keys and a history of dealer servicing to verify its mileage

Fresh MOT before the sale

 

  • NOT SOLD

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LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 3rd August | 12.00am BST
  • BODY COLOUR
    Avus Blue
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    M808GPK
  • ODOMETER READING
    76495 Miles

SUMMARY

UK right-hand drive and Bavarian power in spades, the M3...

 

A low mileage example, of an early E36 in lovely original condition

Having been carefully stored for the last five years, its time now to be enjoyed by another collector

Coming with a full book pack, both keys and a history of dealer servicing to verify its mileage

Fresh MOT before the sale

 

DESCRIPTION

PREVIOUS LISTING

In 1992 BMW introduced this new M3 at the Paris Motor Show based on the E36 platform. The second incarnation of the M3 was a different animal to the 1980's E30 original, with a straight-six in place of the fizzy four, modern styling and a more refined demeanour.

At this time, the Motorsport Division's new take on the iconic M3 was to utilise the standard M50TU engine (used in other E36s and earlier E34s). However, there were numerous upgrades over the standard M50 including individual throttle plates for each cylinder, continuously variable "Vanos' valve timing, lightweight pistons, graphite-coated connecting rods, larger inlet valves and re-designed equal length exhaust manifolds.

The resultant 24-valve, S50B30 engine had a capacity of 2990cc and produced 282bhp, an output approaching 100bhp/litre, pretty impressive. The torque curve is not dissimilar to Ayers Rock, in that it is high and flat - and the dual mass flywheel contributes to the engine's ability to rev to nearly 7,300rpm. In 1996, the M3 was developed further with an increase in capacity to 3,152cc becoming known as the (M3) Evolution.

The BMW E36 M3 is remembered for its road holding and all round ability and was awarded ""Best-Handling Car"" by Car and Driver magazine in 1997.

The car presented here is a 1994 E36 M3 in the distinctive BMW colour of Avus Blue. This right-hand drive, UK car is in great original condition, having covered just 76,000 miles with just two former keepers. The car drives and feels just as you'd expect from such a well-preserved example. The driver-focused interior displays minimal wear, with even the wear-prone sports seats in great condition.

Trying to find an earlier E36 M3 in this sort of condition is getting much harder. The inherent build-quality from this era is high, with a real feeling of being built-for-purpose and BMW had a hard act to follow after the E30 M3, so invested heavily in the development and execution of these early M3 E36 cars.

This car comes with its BMW book-pack, a full set of keys, and the main dealer service records are consistent with the mileage. It has been hiding in a private BMW collection for 2 years, explaining the low mileage, and was recently subjected to a full recommissioning, with fresh brake pads and an MoT until August 2017. With prices having risen significantly for well-preserved and original E30 M3s, this is an ideal opportunity now to acquire its younger sibling before they do the same. This car is the right example to buy and keep.

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
549
Make
BMW
Model
M3 COUPE
Registration Number
M808GPK
MOT Expiry
31/07/2020
Chassis Number
WBSBF92090EA67090
Engine Number
60410795
Transmission
manual
Body Colour
Avus Blue

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

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A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review their condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

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