1997 BMW (E36) M3 Evolution Convertible

Lot: 248

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 3.2L 1997 BMW M3 Evolution Convertible manual that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 104 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Classic Bavarian masterpiece looking very smart in Triple Black...


  • Featuring the 316 bhp, 3.2-litre S50B32 straight-six and a 6-speed Getrag manual gearbox
  • New Vanos unit from 'Mr Vanos' (warranty until Jan 2021). Uprated ARP race bearings/ bolt set 
  • Brand new clutch and dual mass flywheel. Gearbox has just been re-sealed on 25/10/18
  • All four wheels just refurbished and new Bridgestone Potenzas fitted
  • Comprehensive service history with original book packs & detailed mechanics guide


Lot Details

Registration: R467 FRW RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1997 Engine size: 3.2L
Make: BMW Odometer reading (miles): 117489
Model: M3 Evolution Convertible MOT expiry: 2020-02-07
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: WBSBK92080EX66056

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 104 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Very clean throughout with only minor stone-chips. All 4 wheels have been refurbished.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Very clean with only minor age related minor-marks to leather. Dash is very good and un-marked.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


The engine runs perfectly and has just undergone a complete overhaul (invoice over £2,000 from PJ Automotive BMW Specialist) and benefits from a new Vanos unit from 'Mr Vanos' that comes with a 2-year warranty (until Jan 2021). The engine has up-rated ARP race bearings & ARP bolt set fitted on 25/04/17 fitted by CR-M Tech M3 Specialists (common fault with E36 M3s that can cause engine failure if not uprated)


Gears: Drive-shaft:


The car has a brand new clutch & dual mass fly wheel fitted and the gearbox has just been re-sealed on 25/10/18 (invoice included)

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


4 new Bridgestone Potenzas fitted. 2 x new calipers fitted & front discs.


Minor: Major:


All electrical components work as they should do including the electric roof.

Vehicle History


Comprehensive service history with original book packs & detailed mechanics guide. Lots of recent invoices present (last year over £3,000)

About the Condition Report

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 its 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.
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 Every-day 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