1997 BMW M3 Sedan (3/4/5)

1997 BMW M3 Sedan (3/4/5) 4-Door Sedan
Exterior Color:      Estorial Blue Pearl Metallic
Interior Color:      Black
Stock Number: A00217
Mileage: 127,830
Engine: 3L NA I6 double overhead cam (DOHC) 24V
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Warranty: As Is - No Dealer Warranty
Title: Clear
VIN: WBSCD9323VEE06895
* Sale Pending *
Vehicle Description
1997 BMW M3 Sedan 5-Speed

Ext. Color: Estoril Blue Metallic
Int. Color: Black Leather
Mileage: 127,839mi
Engine: 3.2L Inline 6-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Drive: RWD


Offered for sale is this beautiful 1997 BMW M3 Sedan finished in Estoril Blue Metallic over Black leather interior. This example was ordered new via BMW’s European Delivery program by a military officer who took delivery and drove the car for the first 11k miles while stationed overseas. The M3 was brought back into the United States via Oregon in 1998 and later relocated to Maryland in 2003 while still with the original owner.

These so-called M3/4/5’s (M3, 4-door, 5-speed) are becoming increasingly rare, especially in this sort of original, 1-owner condition. This car represents 1 of just 79 manual transmission sedans produced in this color combination during the production run from 07/1996 through 05/1999. All original VIN tags with 95% original paintwork. Includes original owners manual and booklets plus two keys.

A thorough maintenance history is included (25+ pages of records dating to 1998 through current) which outlines the original owner’s time with the vehicle and shows consistent servicing by BMW dealerships and reputable shops. Clean Carfax, MD State inspected.

Over $6,000.00 in service within the last month (full invoice copy in the gallery on our blog; link below) includes: oil and filter, wheels restored, drive belts and pulleys, front driveshaft flex joint, rear shocks and mounts, valve cover gaskets, power steering hoses, O2 sensors, and 4-wheel alignment. Cooling system addressed with new radiator, water pump and thermostat in late 2013 (@96k miles) along with front struts.

Addtional photos not on-site (~150 Images plus service history copies) can be found at the following link ----> blog.performanceautogallery.com

EXTERIOR: - The Estoril Blue paint is in excellent condition overall with high shine. The finish is believed to be all original with exception of the hood and passenger front fender which have been resprayed due to age-related clear coat degradation. All original VIN tags are in place and photographed in the gallery. A handful of imperfections are also detailed in the gallery (full link above). The BMW motorsport wheels have been professionally restored.

INTERIOR: - The interior of this M3 is in excellent shape overall; the clean and simple black leather interior presents extremely well. The dash is clean and clear with no cracks or bubbling and no major sagging of the glovebox lid. All interior functions are working as they should(AC/Heat/Radio). Leather seats are in excellent shape front and rear. Original-spec floor mats are in great shape. The original BMW radio was replaced with a Pioneer headunit which functions well and is easy to use.

DRIVETRAIN: - The 3.2L Inline 6-cylinder is rated at 240hp and remains stock with no modifications. The engine fires up nicely and runs extremely smoothly. The 5-Speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the range. Over $6k in recent service (records in gallery via our blog – link above).
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For more information or to schedule a test drive, please call us at 240-224-7071 or email at info@performanceautogallery.com

*NOTE: All sales are subject to $300 MVA dealer processing fee and tax, title and registration fees. Vehicles are being sold in as-is condition.
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Contact Information
Performance Auto Gallery   —
Main Phone: (240) 224-7071
Alt. Phone: (202) 531-8505
Vehicle Features & Options

Standard Features

Air Conditioning:
  Front Air Conditioning
  Dual Front Air Conditioning Zones
Airbags:
  Dual Front Airbags
Audio System:
  Cassette
  AM/FM Radio
Brakes:
  4-Wheel ABS
  Power Brakes
Comfort Features:
  Leather Steering Wheel Trim
Convenience Features:
  Power Steering
  Tilt Steering Wheel
Drivetrain:
  Rear Limited Slip Differential
Exterior Features:
  Front Air Dam
Instrumentation:
  Tachometer Gauge
Lights:
  Front Fog Lights
Mirrors:
  Power Side Mirror Adjustments
  Heated Side Mirrors
Seats:
  Bucket Front Seats
  Leather Upholstery
Security:
  Power Door Locks
Stability And Traction:
  Traction Control
Suspension:
  Sport Tuned Suspension
Tires And Rims:
  17 Inch Wheel Diameter
  Alloy Wheels
Windows:
  Intermittent Front Wipers
  Power Windows
  Tinted Glass
  Rear Window Defogger
Dealership Information
Performance Auto Gallery
Main Phone:
(240) 224-7071
Alt. Phone:
(202) 531-8505
Email:
Business Hours
Mon: By appointment only
Tue: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Thu: By appointment only
Fri: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: By appointment only
Location
7550 Rickenbacker Dr.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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