E36 M3 GT/Imola Individual Price Update

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  1. 12 Feb 2018 at 11:38 AM #21
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    You sound very negative towards the price increase of the E36.

    Why does it bother you so much?

    It might be best if you stayed off the E36 posts if the price increases upset you
     
  2. 12 Feb 2018 at 11:57 AM #22
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    I like the E36 M3 but just injecting some real world considerations on people thinking it’s a gold mine.

    Doubt many on here have a spec equivalent to what I posted which would command top prices.

    Is your M3 FBMWSH ?
     
  3. 12 Feb 2018 at 12:12 PM #23
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    Not sure what my car has to do with this.

    For people who purchased them at the right time, they do have some decent money in them and for some, that amount of money is like a gold mind. Horses for courses.

    So if this affects the E36 M3 GT/Imola imagine what it will do to the E46 CS. We will all be driving them around as throw away cars soon :joy:
     
  4. 12 Feb 2018 at 1:35 PM #24
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    Car values I think may be coming down soon and may affect a lot of classic cars. Although I hope not. The classic car market been very buoyant for 7 years. Things may change if interest rates go up and all the people with mortgages and cars on finance. Who knows.
     
  5. 12 Feb 2018 at 2:16 PM #25
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    Lots of "thinks and maybes" in there. It is a lottery like anything.

    So back on topic to the GT/Imola owners. Feel free to update if you have anything useful to add
     
  6. 12 Feb 2018 at 4:47 PM #26
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    Ill stick my two pen'orth in!

    I bought mine in 2005, simply because I liked the Imola version. It's different, and obviously there aren't that many around. I watched as it depreciated over the next few years but it didn't bother me because I was enjoying just owning one. However, prices then started to go up. This was good news, not because I wanted to make money or brag about the car's value, but because it let me spend some cash on it to keep it absolutely mint and to know that my investment in doing so was as safe as it can be.

    Without the increase in value I would have had to watch it slowly deteriorate and I really wouldn't have liked that, so I would probably have sold it.

    I'm not interested in making money on the car, just in not losing my shirt on it. I couldn't care less if the value goes down a bit, or continues to rise. I doubt I've made a penny on it given all the expenditure just to keep it over the years (tax, insurance, servicing etc) and the improvements I've been able to make.

    Now, just so that someone can tell me it's worth nothing, it has 140k miles on it, it's 2 previous owners and only has FBMWSH up to around 105k miles. However, it's been improved steadily in my ownership and every receipt is there to prove it. I've done my own servicing from 105k onwards, it does about 1.2k a year now and gets an oil change every 2 years. Everything is logged and the lever arch file of info is about to burst.
     
  7. 13 Feb 2018 at 6:22 AM #27
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    Exactly that mate! Prices aside it's just nice to own somthing so rare/special and I very much doubt anyone here purchased there's hoping to be sitting on a gold mine? I spot a hint of jealousy in there somewhere too.

    I myself have owned a fair few different M3's but was attracted to the looks of these and just how rare they are, an M3 is a special car in any form but to have one more special is what did it for me.
     
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    Very true... I've been very lucky..at one point I ow ed 2 of the e cars this section is for... an amazing time and I was very fortunate. Now I have an E90 and a lot of memories...all good ones... for me it was the time to move on and I'm glad I did but that's not the same for everyone.
     
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    It is a cool car.
    No jealousy from me I’ve got the E46 M3 CS which is highly regarded model.
     
  10. 13 Feb 2018 at 9:16 AM #30
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    Congratulations.

    So back to the E36 GT/Imola
     
  11. 23 Feb 2018 at 10:31 PM #31
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    Browsing PH earlier.. Katie's old Imola.. £35k
     
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    Yeah I spotted that also..
     
  13. 24 Feb 2018 at 6:09 PM #33
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    £35k seems like a lot.

    Does the Imola only have the rear spoiler and the red paint/trim to make it a 'special' edition ?

    The GT has quite a few 'special' bits, the strut brace, front splitter and the forged aluminium wheels so all else being equal it should fetch a fair bit more ?
     
  14. 24 Feb 2018 at 6:29 PM #34
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    Spec as standard.

    *Produced in Imola Red and based on the manual 3.2l M3 Evo.

    *Anthracite interior trim with seat centre parts in Red Nappa Leather

    *Door inserts and grab handles in Red Nappa Leather

    *Seat side parts and headrests in Anthracite

    *Sports steering wheel with air bag

    *Clear Indicators

    *GT Class II Spoiler

    *Front bumper splitter corner extensions

    *Harmon Kardon Stereo system

    *Electric rear pop-out windows

    *Side airbags

    And obviously there was only 50 like the GT.
     
  15. 24 Feb 2018 at 6:39 PM #35
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    Nick Johnson always optimistic. You'd be mad to pay that for an e36 m3
     
  16. 24 Feb 2018 at 7:26 PM #36
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    Agreed :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  17. 24 Feb 2018 at 9:23 PM #37
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    Exactly, it is a dressed up M3 unlike the GT that had some proper motorsport options to improve it on track.
    Still a very nice car to have and own though.
     
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    Haters always gonna hate
     
  19. 25 Feb 2018 at 8:58 AM #39
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    They also had the forged wheels as well.

    I am under no illusion that my Imola Edition is nothing more than a tarted up E36 M3 Evolution run out special that was commisioned by BMW GB. So what? The market likes them and has dictated that they now attract a price premium. This allows me to spend a bit more on mine than I would otherwise have done to keep it nice.

    Equally, the 3.0Lt GT Individual is also a tarted up standard M3, nothing more, so lets not get precious about this either. On the other hand the all LHD GT Coupe (of which 356 were made) was a bit special and most certainly did have a number of engine mods to allow (iirc) 295 bhp.

    Both of the 50 number limited edition E36 M3's are lovely cars and they fully deserve preservation. Whether the market is ready for a £35k Imola, who knows, we'll see.
     
  20. 25 Feb 2018 at 11:26 AM #40
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    I don't hate.. but like Roy said, is the market ready?? Doubt it to be honest.
     

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