• 1998 BMW M3
  • 1998 BMW M3
  • 1998 BMW M3
  • 1998 BMW M3
  • 1998 BMW M3
1998 BMW M3
Techno Violet
3.2 L 6-cylinder
Baltimore, MD

The Story

I was originally looking for an E46 M3, but I quickly realized they were going up in value quicker than I could catch. I wanted a Laguna Blue or Phoenix Yellow example, but most of them were either too expensive or in need of major repair. Eventually, I shifted my search towards an E36 that could be used as a drift car, but ultimately decided I still wanted an M3, even if it was the generation prior.

I spent weeks searching the country for M3’s for sale, but most of them were either $20k+ and minty, or $3k and under, but in need of major repairs. I finally found one listed in St. Cloud Minnesota for $4,500 and couldn’t tell from the images if the car was blue or purple. I messaged the seller if it was blue or purple, and once he confirmed it was Techno Violet purple, I knew it was a deal I couldn’t refuse.

I texted two friends to journey with me across the country, who not only agreed to assist, but offered a brand new X30 M40i as the shuttle. Days after agreeing to purchase the car, we drove 17 hours from Baltimore to St. Cloud, ultimately buying the M3 on 1/1/2019.

Vehicle Info

  • Engine
    3.2 L 6-cylinder
  • Color
    Techno Violet
  • Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Transmission
  • Drivetrain

Performance Modifications

  • Dinan Performance Software (Stage 1)
  • Dinan Aluminum Strut Tower Brace with Carbon Fiber Inlays - E36
  • Dinan D190-3211K Dinan Stage 1 Suspension System (sort-of)
  • Supersprint Exhaust - DTM Tips

Cosmetic Modifications

  • BMW M3 E36 Coupe Vader Front Seats - Dove Leather
  • BMW Side Markers - European
  • DEPO Clear Corner Indicator Set
  • DEPO European Projector Headlight Set
  • DEPO Euro Red/Clear Rear Tail Lights


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