That Terrible BMW E36 M3 Evo From Top Gear Is For Sale Again

A BMW E36 M3 Evolution, with four doors and a manual, in a lovely shade of 1990s green is a wonderful car to buy. This BMW E36 M3 Evo, however, might not be the smartest purchase. You’d know it if you’d seen it on Top Gear.


This was the car Richard Hammond got for the show’s cheap track car challenge across Germany. It went up against a Benz 190 Cosworth and a Sierra Cosworth. Hammond got mocked mercilessly for his car having been crashed and haphazardly repaired.

This particular car went up for sale two years ago, and it’s for sale again now at Classic Car Auctions with the following listing:

TV Star M3 as used by “Hamster” Hammond in a ‘Top Gear’ episode:

  • Quick, 4-door, 5-seater with a 321 bhp, Motorsport straight-six, soundtrack Only 86,400 miles MOT until August 2018 with a partial history file Boston Green paintwork and Grey leather interior

I say it’s worth it for the paint alone, but I’m a moron so do what you will.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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Question, how does it have a grey leather interior now when in the episode it was tan? Who replaces a lovely tan interior with gray??