How to buy an old BMW M3
The new one is fantastic, but what if you want a classic M3? Here’s TG’s guide
Posted: 13 May 2014
BMW M3: E36
Vanos problems are common on these cars (that's the complicated camshaft setup), while you should probably replace the water pumps and radiators as a matter of course. Brake pipes are also a common problem on the E36 in general - the rear ones especially are an absolute pain in the rear to change - while you should also do the standard rust check.
But a clean, unfettered E36 is still a mighty, mighty thing. We've gone for a cabrio: after all, why not just revel in the sound of that glorious straight-six? It's an "original, unabused example" showing just 71k miles on the clock, complete with a full service history. Yours for £6,495.