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Lot 28

2017   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2017

1995 BMW M3 Lightweight

SOLD $145,750

Estimate

$150,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

WBSBF9326SEH07534

Car Highlights

One of 126 Examples Built
Three Recorded Owners
Low-Mileage Example Supported by CARFAX Vehicle History Report
Documented with Original Window Sticker, Factory Record, and Service Invoices
Highly Original Example of BMW’s Desirable M3 Lightweight

Technical Specs

2,990 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection
240 BHP at 6,000 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
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In 1995, BMW responded to American customer demand by building a special track-oriented version of the esteemed E36-series M3. The resulting M3 Lightweight shaved 225 lbs. from the standard version by integrating aluminum doors and removing all sound deadeners and comfort equipment. The model also featured stiffer springs, front and rear spoilers, and an individually selected engine.

Chassis 07534 is one of 126 M3 Lightweights built, and a particularly pristine and well-documented example. Completed in September 1995, this car was sent to The Prototype Technology Group in Winchester, Virginia, where the factory-supplied dual pickup oil pan, adjustable GT rear wing, front strut brace, and lower x-brace were installed.

Distributed to Century Auto Sales in Greenville, South Carolina, the M3 was sold to local resident Mauro Romagnoli in February 1996, and he retained possession until 2003. The car was then acquired by an associate of a BMW dealership in Ramsey, New Jersey, where it was freshened as needed over the next year, as reflected by invoices.

Currently displaying 7,500 miles, this M3 Lightweight appears to feature overwhelming factory originality. It is documented with an original window sticker, a BMW factory record, and a CARFAX Vehicle History Report. The minimally used and desirably original Lightweight would make a fantastic complement to any sporting collection.