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1994 BMW M3 #5 of 45 Limited Canadian Edition

Condition: Used
Make: BMW
Model: M3
SubModel: #5 of 45 Limited Canadian Edition
Type: Coupe
Year: 1994
Mileage: 112,000
VIN: WBSBF9129RJC35995
Color: Mugello Red
Engine: S50B30 3.0-liter (286hp European Spec)
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Hurricane Cloth / Black Alcantara
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes, Passenger Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Miami, Florida, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Windows
CD Player, Sunroof

Description for BMW M3 1994


Offered for sale is a 1994 BMW M3 ‘Euro Spec’ Limited Canadian Edition car, number 5 of just 45 European specification cars imported to North America by BMW Canada for the 1994 model year.

Unlike the standard E36 M3 variants imported to the USA and Canada from 1995-1999, the 1994 limited production run for the Canadian market-only featured the venerable 3.0-liter S50B30 engine from the European market M3. With 286-horsepower on tap at 7,300rpm thanks to a boosted compression ratio, lightweight pistons, and six individual throttle-bodies among many other differences from the S50B30US motor, this M3 delivers the performance and driving experience that was always missing from the standard North American specification cars.

This particular car was delivered new in 1994 in Calgary, Alberta Canada (original window-sticker supplement available with car records). It was sold in 1997 with approximately 38,000km to an enthusiast owner who split his time between Edmonton, Alberta and Orlando, Florida. During this time, the owner was able to fully and legally import the car into the USA (letter from BMW Canada facilitating import to USA available with records and obtained a Florida title. Between 1997 and 2010, the car moved back and forth between the USA and Canada periodically.

In 2010 the car was purchased by the current owner and kept within the USA through present day. While under the care of the current owner, this unique M3 has been meticulously restored to its current like-new state with regards to mechanical and cosmetic condition, garage kept, and driven sparingly.

Vehicle features full documentation and extensive service records from 1997 through present including several major services and overhauls with current owner. Particularly noteworthy was the August 2013 professional re-spray with original Mugello Red paint by one of North America’s premiere body shops (receipts from Karosserie LTD in King of Prussia, PA totalling $11,000). All plastic and rubber trim and gaskets were replaced with new OEM pieces at this time.

Interior was replaced in 2012 with desirable OEM vader-style seats trimmed in flawless original BMW Motorsport ‘hurricane pattern’ cloth. Headliner was replaced in 2016. A new genuine BMW M-Tech II steering wheel (non-airbag) was sourced from BMW Classic, along with genuine BMW CD43 ‘Business CD’ radio and ‘ZHP’ weighted shift-knob.

Major mechanical service was performed in September of 2014, along with tasteful new upgrades consisting of full Supersprint exhaust system (headers, mid-pipe, muffler), and H&R / Bilstein Sport suspension paired with Turner Motorsport anti-roll bars and new rubber bushings throughout.

Vehicle presents in immaculate condition, as close to as it would have been found in the showroom in 1994 as possible.

Extensive service and maintenance records accompany the vehicle, sorted and organized in a binder documenting the car's history.

Current mileage shows 180,000 kilometers / 112,000 miles.

Vehicle is currently in climate controlled storage in Miami, FL with clear Florida title in hand.

Additional photos available upon request. Inspection available by appointment only.

VIN: WBSBF9129RJC35995

Known flaws:

-Age related ‘crazing’ of clear coat finish of all wheels

-Small paint chip in RH fender

-Small scratch on upper portion of drivers’ window

Known incidents:

In 2007 while under the car of the previous owner, a low-speed parking-lot incident led to the replacement of several body parts and trim pieces on the RF corner. Previous owner recounted that another car reversed into the RF corner of the vehicle. All receipts for replacement parts and repairs are included in records, as well as body shop labor receipts (all work was carried out by an official BMW Dealer / Repair Facility in Orlando, FL). No structural damage occurred to the vehicle whatsoever. Carfax shows incident this as two separate incidents due to discrepancies between USA and Canadian incident reporting.