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Old 07-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
Breaks My Wallet
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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Smile 1999 E36 BMW 328iC Convertible for TRADE! Tastefully modified!

Hi everyone,

I'll start out by saying that this post is being made purely out of curiosity to see what people would be interested in trading me for. I have absolutely no reason to sell this car and if I don't receive any offers that peak my interest keeping it is exactly what I'll be doing.

I have two rules for potential trades that cannot be broken under any circumstances:

1. Trades must have a manual transmission.
2. Trades must be either AWD or RWD.

Now that I'm done with that I can start with my car. It's a 1999 BMW 328iC. It was made in the last year that BMW ever made E36s, so if you've ever wanted an E36 this is the newest one you can possibly get. It was produced in January, 1999.

It currently runs wonderfully with absolutely no problems. I've owned it since October 13th of last year and have enjoyed every moment of it. The car is enthusiast owned, responsibly driven and gets the attention and care it deserves (just ask my 90-year-old neighbour how often she sees me outside washing or working on it). The car has been very meticulously maintained and cleaned, and I have a reputation for being very picky with things, especially my car. This car is my pride and joy.

While the car is modified, I can assure you that each item is an item of quality and was installed correctly by either me or a professional. No expenses were spared with this vehicle, I want to do things the right way the first time.


- KW Variant 1 Coilovers
- Professionally installed by Speedstar in Markham
- Height adjustable
- Stock springs also included
- Approx. value: $1,500

- DTM-tipped exhaust
- Installed by Hot Rod Scotty's in Toronto
- Fairly loud, but not raspy or painfully loud
- Excellent inline-6 sound
- Stock exhaust also included
- Approx. value: $500

- Retrofitted headlights
- DJ Auto headlight housing
- Glass lenses, won't fade like plastic
- Clear Lamin-X over lenses to protect from rock chips/road rash
- Morimoto FX-R 3.0 bi-xenon projectors
- 35W ballasts with 5000K (pure white) Morimoto 3Five D2S bulbs
- All products for headlights purchased from The Retrofit Source
- Retrofit done by Bimmerforums member
- Perfectly flat and sharp cutoff
- Doesn't blind people (properly aimed)
- French (yellow) high beams and fog lights, can be easily removed if you prefer clear
- Stock headlights also included
- Approx. value: $700

- Lightly smoked DEPO tail lights, corner lights and sidemarkers
- Stock tail lights, corner lights and sidemarkers also included
- Approx. value: $250

- Silver gauge rings with red needles
- Looks similar to the M3 gauge cluster

- Carbonio carbon fiber CAI
- Sounds fantastic
- Stock intake/airbox also included
- Approx. value: $300

- Multiweave II California Car Cover
- Taupe in colour
- Excellent for indoor or outdoor use
- Keeps car clean
- Custom made for my car, so it fits perfectly
- Prevents paint/interior/convertible top from damage from the elements
- Approx. value: $200

- Genuine BMW Wind Deflector
- Diffuses wind noise and turbulence
- Fits inside trunk unlike cheap replicas
- Approx. value: $800 new, $300 used

- Genuine BBS wheels
- BBS RC090 also known as Style 5
- 17x8 ET20
- Real 2-piece wheels (centers are removable from lip and barrel)
- Gold centers and bolts
- Mirror-polished lips
- Recently fully refinished
- 215/40/R17 Sumitomo HTR-Z II tires (bought in March 2013, new this season)
- Approx. value: $1,500 with tires

- DVR-007 dash camera
- 720p HD recording
- 32GB memory
- Automatically looping recordings
- Has a battery, so you can leave it on while you park
- Will catch hit and runs and accidents on video
- Wide angle to see more of the road
- Mounted behind rear view mirror, out of driver's view
- All wires hidden behind trim
- Approx. value: $200


- 160,000km (very low for the year)
- 5-speed manual
- 'Classic' BMW Inline-6 2.8L engine
- M50 manifold and S52 cams away from making M3 power ($500 + tuning)


- Fern Green Metallic exterior
- Doctor Colorchip paint matched repair kit included

- Leather Sand Beige interior
- Regularly conditioned with Meguiar's products
- In truly EXCELLENT condition, never seen a BMW this old with such a perfect interior

- Fully automatic convertible top
- Cleaned with 303 and RaggTopp products
- Weather sealed with 303 and RaggTopp products
- No leaks, rips or tears
- Fully auto up and down
- Works perfectly (extremely rare)

- Fully automatic dual-zone climate control
- Set the temperature for each side and never touch it again!
- AC blows ice cold
- Heat blows very hot

- 18 button on-board computer (OBC)
- Time & date
- Exterior temperature
- Fuel consumption: MPG or L/100km
- Approximate range on fuel left in tank
- Max speed with audible warning
- Distance traveled
- Memos
- Tells error/fault codes
- Tells you when a light is out (very helpful)

- BMW alarm system with 2 remotes
- Keyless entry
- Heated seats
- Power seats
- Power windows (ALL one touch up/down)
- Power mirrors
- 6 CD changer


Car will be sold with two sets of wheels and tires, unless otherwise requested.

- Genuine BBS RC090 also known as Style 5
- 17x8 ET20
- Real 2-piece wheels (centers are removable from lip and barrel)
- Gold centers and bolts
- Mirror-polished lips
- 215/40/R17 Sumitomo HTR-Z II tires (bought in March 2013, new this season)

- 16" BMW replica wheels Champiro Winter tires


All the usual E36 problems have been taken care of. This car is ready to roll with absolutely zero problems!

Before 154,000km:
- Clutch
- Flywheel
- Pressure plate
- Tie rods
- Ball joints
- Control arms
- Front brake pads
- Front brake rotors
- Front brake pad sensors
- Passed emissions

At 154,000km:
- Rear brake lines
- Handbrake lines
- Handbrake shoes
- Accessory belt
- Rear brake pads
- Rear brake rotors
- Rear brake pad sensors
- Passed Pre-Purchase inspection
- Passed safety inspection
- Alignment done
- Wheel balance done (Winter wheels + tires)

At 157,000km:
- Fuel filter replaced
- (some) fuel lines replaced
- Intermediate steering shaft replaced
- Steering shaft replaced
- U joint replaced
- Alignment done

At 159,000km:
- Oil change done with fully synthetic BMW 5W30 oil, MANN filter, new drain plug, washer, o-rings, etc.


The usual boring driveway photos:

Engine bay:


With wind deflector down:

With wind deflector up:

Anyway, let me know what you have! I'm open to look at anything as long as it meets my two requirements.

The car and I are located in Sudbury but I'm willing to travel anywhere within Ontario/Quebec for the right car.


Past: Fern Green E36 328i Convertible, Imola on Alcantara E46 330ci M-Sport, x2 E36 328i Sedans, Le Mans Sunset 350Z
Current: E36 M3 Cabrio - California Import, Estoril Blue, AC Schnitzer Type 1, Hard Motorsport Flares, Toyo Proxes R1R, Broadway Static
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