1999 BMW Dinan M3 (E36) Hardtop convertible

Auction sold at $24,500


Lot # 144
Seller: admin
Location: United States
VIN: WBSBK0335XEC40601
Miles: 55,980
Engine: M-Tuned 3.2 Liter DOHC24-VALVE 6 Cylinder
Transmission: 5 Speed Automatic Transmission
Private/Dealer: Private Party
Category: Classic Sports

1999 BMW Dinan M3 (E36) 2 owner hardtop convertible with the Dinan S1 Signature package installed with only 55,980 original miles.

The exterior color is Techno Violet Metallic with matching convertible hardtop and gray leather interior. This is a very rare color and one of the rarest because of the convertible and auto combo.

The E36 M3 has the S52 inline straight six M-Tuned 3.2L motor that has 240 hp/236 ft lb mated to a 5 Speed Automatic Transmission.  This car is also equipped with the Dinan Stage 1 package that includes the following:

  • Dinan freeflow exhaust (plus 9 hp and 7 ft lb)
  • Dinan cold air intake kit (plus 12 hp and 11 ft lb)
  • Dinan stage 2 engine software (plus 21 hp and 20 ft lb)
  • Dinan transmission chip
  • Dinan E36 strut tower brace
  • Dinan suspension kit
  • Dinan Emblem
  • Dinan Serial number plate S10303

The current Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ tires have less than 1000 miles on them and
the oil was changed (SYNTHETIC) also less that 1000 miles ago.

Other notable items:

  • Hardtop stand and cover when hardtop is not installed (Currently Installed)
  • Trunk mounted BMW 6 disc CD-Changer
  • Cassette Player…..Break out those old audio Cassettes
  • Passport Radar Detector – Hard Wired
  • Bluetooth Media Integration – Hands free by ISIMPLESOLUTIONS
  • Meticulously maintained and cared for by 1st and 2nd owner
  • Front License Plate never drilled or installed.
  • Purchased by the original owner at Patrick BMW in Schaumburg, IL.
  • Acquired by current owner in February of 2017.
  • Original Owners Manual – Key with fobs included (2 sets)
  • Original Window Sticker.
  • 4 different Dinan brochures with Dinan dealer installed sales and pricing sheet.
  • Passport brochure (Showing detector mounted in an E36 M3) with sales and pricing sheet
  • BMW telephone Quick Reference card
  • Hands free Bluetooth media integration kit installation and operations manual
  • Hardtop stand and cover instruction sheet

The car has the original paint, original soft top (rarely out from under hardtop) and the original interior in near perfect condition.  The car has won  the BMW NCC (National Capital Chapter) 3rd place ribbon in 2018 at the Deutsche Marque Concours d’Elegance – Class Modern 1990’s (Only time shown).

This two owner car comes with a clean CARFAX, clean title, and a current Virginia State Inspection.  Don’t miss out on this rare and beautiful car.

Auction Result

High Bid $24,500 By 5
Auction Ended Feb. 11 at 1:43 pm U.S. Pacific.
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Highest bidder was: C-YA

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
C-YA October 31, 2020 11:11 AM $21,500
Smokestack October 29, 2020 9:58 PM $21,000
C-YA October 28, 2020 7:38 PM $19,000
Smokestack October 27, 2020 11:02 AM $17,500
Fizzyone October 27, 2020 10:59 AM $15,000
Auction started January 18, 2021 9:50 AM
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Auction purchased by Ctbisagna@yahoo.com at USD $24,500


demon time.

HNT Motors

The Seller is very realistic and will make a deal on this car. If you have been looking for a clean E36 with quality Dinan mods this is the car. Someone is going to get a great car here. Don’t lose out on this because they don’t come along very often in this condition. E30’s keep rising, E46’s keep rising and E36’s and E92’s are going to be the last reasonably priced M3’s out there.


I love this car but really looking for a manual in the combo vs auto. Still considering


staying tuned……you will not be disappointed………


Was looking at the white one but apparently it did sell. Discussing with my wife on adding this to our stable. Stay tuned Seller.


Great car and very well presented. This would make a great cruiser with the auto and conv top.

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$21,500 bid placed by C-YA


The white car sold for $26k so this seems like a bargain. Different cars but this looks very nice.

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$21,000 bid placed by Smokestack

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$19,000 bid placed by C-YA


Looking at the white supercharged car but this is very nice and clean.

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$17,500 bid placed by Smokestack


A similar one without the Dinan parts just sold on BAT for $23,500.

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$15,000 bid placed by Fizzyone


I am not a buyer for this car but I know Dinan cars. This is a very good Dinan car and has been well maintained which should bring good $$. The only thing holding it back is being a automatic vs manual. Smokestack, imho this is a $25k car all day long and we will see where it goes tomorrow. Hope that helps.


Can someone comment on where this should end up, $25k or?? Seems like a very nice example but hard to comp with what is out there.


Can’t help myself on this one. What a nicely maintained E36.


Looks like a nice well taken care of car. I have had Dinan cars in the past and as HNT has pointed out they are well sorted and money well spent. GLWA

HNT Motors

Just a FYI, Dinan parts are not the cheapest but Steve Dinan was a engineer and developed every part for every car with the idea that reliability and performance had to be one in the same. My Dinan stroked E34 M5 lasted 220K miles and my current stroked E92 M3 is over 100K miles without any issues. They just work and because of his racing experience they were developed as such. You cannot go wrong with Dinan mods.


Love this color combo and I would jump on this if it was a manual. Still an amazing car with the perfect mods for performance and reliability.


These are great cars and this one is very clean. Might be bidding on this one if I don’t get the 3.0.


Not sure about the auto but this might be the cleanest e36 M3 I have ever seen. Might be bidding on this one.


How cool is this E36. Great color, mods and condition. GLWS