À 23 000 $, cette BMW M3 Dinan suralimentée de 1998 est-elle une super affaire?

Beau prix ou pas dé 1998 BMW M3 Dinan

Vendeur d’aujourd’hui Bon prix ou pas de dés M3 droptop menace que s’il ne se vend pas sur Craigslist, ils le prendront pour apporter une remorque. Voyons si nous pensons que le prix leur évitera le voyage.

La 2000 Jeep Cherokee deux portes ce que nous avons examiné hier offrait peu d’options ou d’extravagance, ce qui signifie qu’il avait beaucoup à offrir en termes de simplicité et de facilité d’entretien. Malheureusement, ses plaisirs frugaux ne semblaient pas s’étendre au prix demandé. À 7 488 $, c’était trop riche pour notre sang, ce qui a valu à la Jeep une perte sans dés de 57 %.

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Nous avons tous vu ces infopublicités de la vieille école vantant un produit comme la meilleure chose puisque les injections de rappel bivalentes ne sont rendues plus étonnantes que lorsque l’annonceur dit, “mais attendez, il y a plus.” Cette phrase déclencheur est destinée à motiver les sorciers en rendant la valeur globale ainsi décrite beaucoup plus grande que prévu initialement.

Aujourd’hui 1998 BMW M3 cabriolet est un peu une sorte de voiture “mais attendez, il y a plus”. Tout d’abord, il s’agit clairement d’un M3, une édition survoltée de la série 3 standard, ici sous la forme E36. De plus, cependant, celui-ci offre une tonne de pièces plus rapides à Dinan qui en font une offre encore plus intrigante.

The seller encapsulates the car’s attractions thusly:

In a nutshell, this car is super clean for the miles, an absolute beast, and a total head-turner. If you don’t like getting attention from everyone around you, this is not the car for you… lol

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According to the ad, this M3 has been “Meticulously maintained its entire life with tens of thousands of dollars worth of maintenance and repair records.” Some of that maintenance involved updating the cooling system from the OEM boobytrapped plastic bits to a Mishimoto setup as well as a recent rebuild of the Powerdyne (didn’t they make the Terminator?) supercharger. The seller stresses that all the performance parts are California street legal, which is a considerable feat for a car with such a deep bench of engine mods.

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Altogether, the performance parts are claimed to make 300 horsepower at the rear wheels. Those wheels, by the way, are Dinan alloys and are wrapped in new Kumho rubber. There are lots of other mods on the car, which is not totally surprising considering its age. What’s a little more surprising is that the car has all of this hardware and has done 187,000 miles. That’s a lot, but they don’t seem to show in the Estoril Blau paint or the plastic bits and pieces. The bodywork appears straight, as does the fabric of the top, although the plastic rear window could stand a thorough de-yellowing.

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Other issues include some curbing on one of the wheels, a tear in the leather on the back seat squab, and the need to replace the tension straps for the top. Perhaps more worrisome than any of that, the seller says that the rear main seal has started to weep. That’s a gearbox-out job and while it’s being fixed, renewing the clutch would be a good idea too.

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Other than those issues, the car seems to be a solid citizen, although one would imagine things like bushing and bearings might need some love sometime soon. It might be worth that investment in time and future expense seeing as it’s a bit of a rare bird and is set up in a pretty decent fashion. Also, kudos to the seller for the comprehensive description (both good and bad) in the ad and for making available all the photo documentation.

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This M3 had been listed at $29,000 for a few weeks but apparently didn’t get any serious bites at that price. In that ad, the threat was made that if Craigslist failed to seal the deal at that price, the car was going to Bring a Trailer. It’s now been re-listed on Craigslist at $23,000, and it’s up to us to see whether the bites will come at that new lower price.

What do you think, is this Dinan-ized M3 convertible worth that much as it’s presented in its ad? Or, do the miles and the mods—and the price—pile too much on?

You decide!

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