Ok after much pressure from Nathan, I put up my car here. Not sure to post here or in the M3 subforum. I guess either goes.
As you can see it's a copy paste from my Syndikat Fotostorie, so I don't have to type everything twice. Enjoy.
BMW M3 3.2 SMG CABRIOLET
Getriebe: manuell (SMG)
Außenfarbe: Alpinweiss 3 (300)
Innenraum: Teilleder W.n./schwarz (N5SW)
S209A Sperrdifferenzial 25%
S314A Aussenspiegel / Fahrerschloss beheizt
S411A Fensterheber elektrisch vorne/hinten
S710A M Lederlenkrad
S783A BMW LM Rad M Doppelspeiche geschm.
S243A Airbag Beifahrer
S260A Seitenairbag für Fahrer/Beifahrer
S354A Frontscheibe grün Grünkeil
S388A Verdeck schwarz
S399A Verdeck EM vollautomatisch
S423A Fussmatten Velours
S428A Warndreieck und Verbandstasche Warning triangle and first aid kit
S431A Innenspiegel automatisch abblendend Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S441A Raucherpaket Smoker package
S464A Skisack Ski bag
S473A Armlehne vorne
S494A Sitzheizung Fahrer/Beifahrer
S498A Kopfstützen im Fond
S502A Scheinwerferreinigungsanlage (SRA)
S508A Park Distance Control (PDC)
S528A Automatische-Umluft-Control (AUC)
S554A Bordcomputer V mit Fernbedienung
S793* Sequentielles M-Getriebe
L801A Länderausführung Deutschland
S863A Händlerverzeichnis Europa
S879A Bordliteratur deutsch On-board
S915A Entfall Aussenhautkonservierung
Kilometerstand when bought: 78.500
Kilometerstand currently: 83.400
Harman/Kardon sound system (planned, taken from 328i)
Lordoses stütze (planned, taken from 328i)
Erweitertes leder ausstattung (partial)
M3 GT kohlefaser shift console + handschuhfach blende
BMW Professional RDS radio
US zentralverieglung schalter
M3 GT domstrebe
Autotelefon mit freisprachanlage (planned, taken from 328i)
Kompass/dwa/autodimm innenspiegel (planned)
E46 M footrest
Z3 reinforcement plates
Bilstein PSS9 gewindefahrwerk
BBS RS302 felgen
Bosch Aero wipers
Replace wooden handbrake lever for (new) black leather one
Fit the planned stuff listed above.
Here's my second fotostorie after I stopped modding the 328i OEM+ cabrio. That car is almost back to stock and is now my daily driver/shopping kart.
Why? Because of this new car. I couldn't be more happy. After 8 years of 328i ownership, I really wanted to scratch the M3 itch. But a good E36 M3 is harder and harder to find. And I am extremely picky when it comes to what I want.
But I always new that someday I had to have an M3. As nice as the 328i is, you always know thee is that little M badge that is missing.
I still love the 328i for daily cruising, but the M3 is in a league of its own. It drives and sounds fantasic.
In the end, I was just either lucky or this car was meant to be mine. I can't think of any other E36 I would rather want to own.
I found this car in March 2013 on Mobile.de. Contacted the owner and went on a visit and testdrive. Two months later, it was at my home.
Yes I could have gone for an E46 M3 as well. But I just have a very soft spot for the E36. To me the ultimate mix in 80's boxiness and 90's roundness. And I never like the E46 (M3) cabrio for numerous reasons. And any E46 M3, would have had at least double the milage on it.
I've always dreamed of owning a new E36, which has now come true. This car is as close to factory fresh as you can expect from a 16 year old car. This one is a keeper.
So here I present to you my
BMW E36 M3 3.2 SMG cabriolet
Alpinweiss auf Schwarz
One of 15 LHD M3 3.2 cabrio's made in this color. And 10 of these with black nappa leather (NS5W)
Imported from the motherland (Germany) in May 2013.
-> Notice there is no radio antenna on the back. This car was ordered without a radio/soundsystem. So it's factory without an antenna, which makes it a bit extra special.
Why would someone order it without a radio? Well guess what, the original buyer was a man of 73 years old. He is now my hero.
First time we met
This is what it looked like when I arrived at the previous owners house.
Engine was a little dirty, but luckely it was just dusty and no oil or grease. So nothing that can't be corrected.
Guess the previous owner wasn't much of a "pflegen" fan.
But everything inside looked and felt like new. And smelled new.
After I got home that day I did a photoshop to give myself an idea how it would look with the old wheels from my 328i and the amber indicators.
One word: fantastic! Now I was totally in love. I had to have it!
Fast forward to today. This is how it currently sits: