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      01-18-2020, 05:47 PM   #1
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Paul Walker's Seven BMW M3s Sold for a Combined $1.7 Million at Auction

The 1995 M3 LW just went for $350,000!

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Paul Walker's collection was auctioned off at the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event, where five of his E36 M3 lightweights sold for a combined $1.3 million. One of them, with 4600 miles on the odometer, sold for $385,000. The collection also consisted of two E30 M3s, which sold for $220,000 and $165,000.

Other cars sold from the late actor's collection included a 2009 Nissan 370Z from the film Fast Five, which sold for $105,600, and 1989 Nissan Skyline R32 and 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302S race cars.

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A fool and his money are soon parted ...
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Paul Walkers BMW

Had a chance to make it over to Barrett Jackson this week and they were auctioning off 21 of Paul Walkers cars from his personal collection. They had his M3 fleet there and was able to grab some pictures...I definitely need an e36 in my life.
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I was surprised at the money they brought.
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I was surprised at the money they brought.
So was I. Having his name attached was more valuable than I thought.
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Such an impressive collection.
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Thanks for sharing your pictures!
I wish that I could have gone.
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Thanks for sharing your pictures!
I wish that I could have gone.
Not a problem. Wish I would've taken more but we were limited on time. Next time.
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I was curious to see how much those E30s and E36 fetched.
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Wow! $350,000 - err.....for one car? Really ? Have to wonder if there was some 'shill bidding' going on ??

That final number seems egregiously HIGH - is there implied collector value because Paul owned it?

4600 miles is very low, basically a time capsule, but dang - anyone know if that's the highest ever paid for an E30 ///M3 ?

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Obviously the name Paul Walker upped the price.

While the E36's are limited edition LTW's, they don't have any parts that are special in the way, you could buy them at the dealer and add yourself.

Only the cloth pattern on the seats is unique to this car.

Not even zero milage EU spec M3's go near this kind of money.

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Yes, Paul Walker's name definitely gave a multiple to the value. What a collection. What a guy.
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MParallel wrote "Obviously the name Paul Walker upped the price.

While the E36's are limited edition LTW's, they don't have any parts that are special in the way, you could buy them at the dealer and add yourself.

Only the cloth pattern on the seats is unique to this car.

Not even zero milage EU spec M3's go near this kind of money."

Yes, the celebrity owner upped the price, but to say the LTW;s aren't special because one could get the parts at a dealer and add yourself? WOW that is just ignorant. LTW's were a limited edition car made by BMW Individual. If you did what you suggest you have a Replica not an original. There was a nice story last year on the LTW,s how they came to be in the BMW CCA Roundel.

Good luck getting all the sound deadening removed and don't forget to get the AC removed and all the corresponding parts. Yes a form of replica is possible, but the point is collectible cars are not just a sum of the parts, it's the history, story and rarity which make them collectible. And if you add a significant owner that adds to the story.

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I think the e36 M3 is the most under-appreciated and underrated BMW ///M car of all time.

I owned my e36 M3/4/5 and e46 M3 at the same time. So I actually got to drive them back to back, daily. You wouldn't believe just how capable the e36 M3 was. Around town, it actually felt snappier and faster than my e46 M3. Down low, the torque felt more immediate and ready to use, whereas I always had to wind-up the hell out of the e46 M3 to be "effective". Not to mention the e36 M3 felt like a go-cart. I always needed a few minutes to adjust because going from the 36 M to 46 M felt like I was driving a boat. Sure, the e46 M3 was much faster overall, but the e36 M3 was simply more fun in all aspects. With a dedicated set of snows, the e36 M felt incredibly balanced and controllable.

Having never driven an LTW, I can only imagine how snappy and balanced it must be.
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While the E36's are limited edition LTW's, they don't have any parts that are special in the way, you could buy them at the dealer and add yourself.
I'm not sure if I agree with that...

A stock curb weight of only 2,950 lbs is unique enough in my book. That alone makes it somewhat "special". Sometimes, less is more. They reduced the weight drastically while maintaining a civil everyday street car look and feel. Sure, no AC is a compromise, but not everyone lives in climates hot enough to miss it.
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Obviously the name Paul Walker upped the price.

While the E36's are limited edition LTW's, they don't have any parts that are special in the way, you could buy them at the dealer and add yourself.

Only the cloth pattern on the seats is unique to this car.

Not even zero milage EU spec M3's go near this kind of money.

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By this thought process a 2.7 Carrera RS Tribute should get the same money as an original 2.7 RS. Not saying the prices weren't ridiculously high, but the thought process is seriously flawed.
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Wow! $350,000 - err.....for one car? Really ? Have to wonder if there was some 'shill bidding' going on ??

That final number seems egregiously HIGH - is there implied collector value because Paul owned it?

4600 miles is very low, basically a time capsule, but dang - anyone know if that's the highest ever paid for an E30 ///M3 ?

Cheers,
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Wow! $350,000 - err.....for one car? Really ? Have to wonder if there was some 'shill bidding' going on ??

That final number seems egregiously HIGH - is there implied collector value because Paul owned it?

4600 miles is very low, basically a time capsule, but dang - anyone know if that's the highest ever paid for an E30 ///M3 ?

Cheers,
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A lot of times some of the money goes to a charity

Met a guy who had a "Pristine" red e36

Gods honest truth I was more excited to see that car than my f80

It's the car that set my dreams of owning an icon like the M3

The gold standard

I'd love to have an e36 the same way you'd want a classic rare painting
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Please don’t take my comment out of context.
It is still a special edition E36. And I do like them.

Let me rephrase: the EU M3 GT, of which the LTW is the US version, is better spec’d, but won’t even see 100k for an absolute minter. So to see this fetch multiple hundred k, is beyond me.

So makes we wonder what exactly the “PW premium” is.
But I guess that hard to tell.
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I'm shocked that having his name attached to a collection upped the price like this. 100% sure this was a charity auction and people were thinking with their hearts for his family.

I don't understand the obsession with F&F or walker but damn that's a nice collection.
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Ha didn’t know it was for charity as well.
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