Reasonable Ride: 1996 BMW E36 328IC Convertible

Guys With Rides is pleased to offer this Boston Green Metallic 1996 BMW 328IC automatic convertible in a reserve-style, online auction on behalf of the private seller. Bidding opened Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and continues through Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 5:30 PM Eastern time.

This driver-quality BMW E36-generation convertible will be one of our “Reasonable Rides” which means the seller agreed to a reserve price of less than $10,000.

This 1996 BMW 328IC currently resides in Buffalo, NY.

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Opening Bid = $750

The BMW E36 is the third generation of the BMW 3 Series range of compact executive cars produced by the German automaker from 1990 to 2000.  The E36 is well known to BMW enthusiasts, primarily for the M3 which made the Motorsports-infused model a household name in mid-tier performance cars. The E36 chassis was also known for being besieged by low-quality materials and construction, like door panels that would fall right off the door if the wind was just right. The chassis was also celebrated, however, for being very easy to live with from an annual maintenance costs standpoint. Parts remain quite cheap and widely available, and there’s a huge following for these mid-90s 3-Series, from tuner shops to track day junkies. The convertible model does what drop-tops do best: the top stows beneath the color-coded hard plastic tonneau cover and drives just like any other inline-six powered BMW.

The current caretaker purchased their 1996 BMW in 2016.  They have only used the car during the summers during their ownership.  Our impression of the car is that is an affordable ticket to summer fun that is in need of thorough exterior detailing and replacement driver’s side seat upholstery to bring this car back to its former glory. 

The complimentary CarFax® below documents the car’s regular service and mileage since new.  To review the CarFax, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:

GuysWithRides.com contracted with Lemon Squad to complete a thorough pre-purchase inspection for this 1996 BMW 328iC.  To review the Pre-purchase inspection, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

More details will follow very soon, so, stay tuned!  If you have any questions about this BMW before then, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

1 Comment
  1. Nick

    Hello. It looks as though I just missed the auction. Was the reserve met and car is sold?

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