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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Sun, Feb-12-2017, 11:47:06 PM   #1
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Default Help on e36 slicktop coupes rare but how rare?

Last November I picked up a 97 black m3 coupe 5speed extremely good shape. 20k in service records. 175k miles it's been stored most of its life with the bulk of the mileage in a 3 year span. Not sure what my plans are right now with the e36. What I'm looking for is production numbers on slick top e36 m3's by model year. I am well aware of the last 7 vin look up with my car still matching all factory built finishing zero swapped parts.

Slick top= no sunroof

Sunroofs were factory equipment on e36 models unless special ordered. Looking for real numbers on these cars. Please help would be amazing
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Old Sun, Feb-12-2017, 11:53:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help on e36 slicktop coupes rare but how rare?

Actually sunroofs were an option.
It seems like they were standard as most were ordered with them.

I've never seen production figures broken down by option or for slick tops.

I've seen speculation of under 5% of production and under 1%.

Until someone endeavors to run all the VINs and document the results we won't know.
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Thanks for the reply
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Old Mon, Feb-13-2017, 12:22:50 AM   #4
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In for information. Also interested.


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No idea on the actual numbers, but I only saw 2 or 3 for sale across the US during the 9 month window I was looking at cars to buy. Amazingly 1 was local, and now mine.
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Would a BMW dealer be able to do anything with my vin ?
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Would a BMW dealer be able to do anything with my vin ?


What do mean by do something?

They can tell you the options on your car, but that's about it.


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Why would your vin help a dealership tell you how many cars came without a ****ing sunroof?
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Why would your vin help a dealership tell you how many cars came without a ****ing sunroof?

Just trying to find info *********** I was hoping the dealer might have ******* information I am trying to obtain. **** sorry for asking such an unusual stupid question. westoper I'm sorry for wasting your incredible important time. Hope I didn't take wheel time away for your sweet purple car. A
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Just trying to find info *********** I was hoping the dealer might have ******* information I am trying to obtain. **** sorry for asking such an unusual stupid question. westoper I'm sorry for wasting your incredible important time. Hope I didn't take wheel time away for your sweet purple car. A
Lol. Salty. You asked a stupid question, don't be angry about a sarcastic/rude response. Going to a dealer with a VIN for one car and asking for info about others is pretty backwards.

I believe the only reasonable answer has already been given: run all the VINs, count how many slicktops you find. There may be some software already developed for similar inquiries that does this for you, it really wouldn't be a complicated program, but I've never personally seen one.
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