EA90650 is an interesting E36 M3 Evo, highly specced originally by BMW UK to a standard intended to trial the planned Evo Individual special edition. It also sports an SMGI gearbox. Spotted for sale at Munich Legends in November 2008.

As of March 2009, the car is owned by a BMWCC member who has been looking into its history a little. BMW Customer Service in the UK believe :

"This car was originally ordered by BMW UK to see if the interior and exterior colours suited the model and as they did, the Individual Edition went ahead in the UK, additionally after further investigation there is a possibility that this was indeed the car used for our interior shot due to the uniqueness of this vehicle."

See letter from BMW UK Customer Services.

The current owner reckons :

"I would guess that the car was used for the Evo Individual publicity shots as BMW ordered the car to a custom Individual specification; also the car featured no electric seats, no airbags, no HK, but alacantara armrest, a gsm phone kit, headlamp washers, and of course the SMG. The GSM aerial can been seen in the large photo (Dealer Leaflet) together with the headlap washers. Although BMW don't have records of what car was actually used, I would put money on it being this car."

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Compare the Original Dealer Shot with the car as now

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More shots...

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Some nice wee mods Sep 09

  • Goodridge Hoses
  • AP Racing Fluid
  • HID Light Upgrade
  • 4 x Michelin Pilot Sport 2s
  • Inspection 1 Service
  • M3 GT Strut Brace

SMG Problems solved... with a manual gearbox conversion

All-in-all, some BMW Suspension, replacement 6 Speed Gearbox including Gear Linkage, Manual Pedal box, New Clutch, New Slave Cylinder have been fitted. Full story from BMWCC Magazine Article

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Featured in BMW Car's M3 Group Test

Excerpt from article

For Sale - June 2011

Opportunity to own a truly individual M3 being the prototype to the affectionately known GT2. Enthusiast owned, with an extensive history file. Recently serviced, with MOT till March 2012. 98S on 109K with full and documented service history, as it is no longer getting used, having covered less than a thousand miles in the last year.

The car is in excellent condition, having had thousands spent on it throughout its life, recently I have the following work done :

  • New Clutch
  • New M-Tech Suspension
  • Goodridge Hoses
  • M3 GT Strut Brace
  • Rogue Engineering Top mounts

No Vanos worries, having completed over 30K since it was replaced under BMW Warranty.

Usual M3 Spec, with Dual Climate Control Air Conditioning, recently serviced including new condenser.

Polished M-Tech forged alloy wheels, Class Bi-Plane Rear Spoiler, Front corner splitters, Imola Red Leather, and Anthracite trim. GSM Phone Kit, BMW Radio Cassette, 6 Disk CD Changer, Tool Kit, Fitted Carpet Mats, Total Closure Alarm, all Keys, Headlamp Washers, Fobs and Service Wallet.

For more information or photographs email john@johndenny.co.uk.

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Sold - July 2011

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On the market - November 2011

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3276833.htm