Is BMW E36 a good car?
A great engine and a solid platform make the E36 arguably one of the most customizable cars in the US. Plenty of BMW E36s made their way to the US, so they are cheap and readily available, another sign of a good project car. They even made a Miata-like version of the E36, called the Z3.
What is special about BMW E36?
The E36 was the first 3 Series to be offered in a hatchback body style. It was also the first 3 Series to be available with a six-speed manual transmission (in the 1996 M3), a five-speed automatic transmission, and a four-cylinder diesel engine.
Is the E36 rare?
The dark green E36 you see here is the exceedingly rare GT version, which sports a whole host of upgrades that only the true E36 fans will notice. Just 346 examples were produced making this one exceedingly rare beast.